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New mental health service in West Vic

genU launches new mental health service in Western Victoria

Commencing from July 1st 2021, genU will be offering free low intensity mental health services across Western Victoria for people with, or at risk of, mild mental health conditions.

“genU recognises the past year has been a challenge, and the mental health of the communities we operate in is more important than ever,” genU Chief Executive Officer Clare Aimes said.

“We are pleased to be working with Western Heath Primary Health Network to offer low intensity mental health support as a complement to our existing services in disability, aged care, training and employment services. This new service will allow genU to support more people across Western Victoria to live their best lives.”

These evidence-based, staged mental health services are available to adults of all ages and abilities in the communities of Geelong-Otway, Ballarat-Goldfields, Wimmera-Grampians and South Coast Victoria.

Individual and group sessions are available, and participants can self-refer or be referred by a GP, health professional or carer. Face-to-face, telehealth, self-help and web resources are among the interventions available.

These services are not appropriate for those who require intensive psychological interventions. 

Please see below for the service referral matrix or visit our mental health support web page for more information.

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How to self refer into low intensity mental health services with genU

Please note: genU does not provide crisis or emergency mental health support. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate support contact, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636. If it is an emergency, call 000.

This service is supported by the Western Victoria Primary Health Network under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program.