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Early Intervention Program

Your local GP is often the first port of call if you feel you may be suffering from a mental illness. They can put you in touch with local services and groups that can help.

MPHN – Local Health Network Programs

Accessline – 24/7

If you or anyone you know is experiencing current difficulties with mental health, assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the telephone by trained mental health professionals. They assess the urgency of need, provide support, advice and if required a referral will be made to your local Specialist Community Mental Health team within the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. Free call 1800 800944

 Intereach – New Access

http://www.intereach.com.au/service/new-access/

 

Intereach – Reach Out

http://www.intereach.com.au/service/reach-out-and-relax-roar/

 

 Strong Minds

http://www.marathonhealth.com.au/strong-minds

 

 Connect – Phone Service

https://www.mphn.org.au/programs/mental-health/telephone-psychological-intervention

Psychologists

Anderson, Skye

Service: Provisional Psychologist
Organisation: Thrive Psychology
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: EAP programs – Pain management – Workplace/personal conflict. Treatment for: Anxiety -Depression -Trauma recovery -Anger management -Insomnia -Grief and loss –PTSD – child clients
Approach:  CBT – Acceptance and commitment therapy – Motivational Interviewing
Qualifications: Provisional Psychologist – B.PsychSc, Grad Dip Psych
Address: 92 Morgan Street Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 02 6923 0555
Email: wagga@thrivepsychology.com.au
Cost: Accept Mental Health Care Plans. Not a bulk billing practice.

Andrews, Katrina

Service: Psychologist
Location: Wagga Wagga
Address: Suite 18, 325-327 Edward Street, Wagga Wagga.
Mobile: 0428 143 498
Hours: Monday & Friday 

Cannon, Josephine

Service: Psychologist
Location: Wagga Wagga
Address: Suite 2, 94 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga
Phone: 02 6921 2136
Email: psychology.centre@westnet.com.au 

Dignand, Wendy J

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Wendy J Dignand & Associates
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: Psychological assessments and counselling for children, adolescents, and adults
Qualifications: Wendy Dignand BSc(Hons) Psych MAPS MACCP Reg PSY0001138310.
Additional: Dr Louise Nelson and Helen Gunter. APS Members, Australian College of Clinical Psychologists Members
Address: PO Box 93 69 Johnston St Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 02 6921 2016
Email: wjd@ozemail.com.au
Cost: Medicare and private health rebates available

Dr Annie Woodhouse

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Glenrock Country Practice
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: Dr Annie Woodhouse is a Psychologist with considerable experience in both rural and metropolitan practice. Annie specialises in pain management with a secondary specialty in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but sees adult patients experiencing a wide range of conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, stress, bi-polar, anger management etc.). Annie recognises the importance of evidence-based approaches and uses cognitive and dialectical behavioural therapies (CBT & DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure therapy and motivational interviewing.
Address: 8 Tanda Place Glenfield Park
Phone: 02 6971 5000
Email: AWoodhouse@glenrockgp.com.au
Hours: Mon – Fri – 8am – 6pm Sat 8.30am – 2pm
Website: www.glenrockgp.com.au

D’Alessandro, John

Service: Psychologist
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: Anxiety disorders, dealing with relational issues – whether at work, within the family etc, depression, recovery focussed mental health.
Approach: CBT, Narrative, ACT, as well as brief solution focussed approaches.
Experience: Child and Adolescent MH, MH issues arising from a breakdown in relationships, Recovery Focussed Mental Health (was Clinical leader MH focussed on recovery focussed mental health practices), MH associated with distress in working conditions etc.
Qualifications: BEd (ScEd), PGradDipScEd, Grad Dip Psych, PGradDipPsych, MEd(EdPsych), Currently Completing MDR (Family dispute resolution, mediation and restorative approaches, areas of speciality)
Additional: Clients need a Mental Health Plan (MHP) to be bulkbilled. For clients wishing an appointment at one of the medical practices they need to contact the friendly reception staff, see Dr for GP MH plan and make the appointment.
Address: Office at 31 Cromwell St Adelong, also service Drs Surgeries at Forest Hill, Kincaid medical and dental, Tatton medical, Junee Medical, and TFMC as part of medicare Local ATAPS program.
Hours: Variable
Cost: At present all are Bulk Billed, this may be reviewed but I have a strong belief that MH services need to be available to all regardless of finances. 

Flood, Dr Anne

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Tall Poppies Assessment & Counselling Centre
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: Counselling and assessment service to children and adolescents.
Approach: I utilise an eclectic approach that includes: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behaviour and Anger Management, Relaxation, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and other approaches.
Experience: Twenty years as counsellor including ten years as Counsellor in Schools and eight years as Psychologist.
Qualifications: Registered Psychologist PSY 0001171774 Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, B Ed, M Ed, PhD.
Additional: I have worked for 30 years as a teacher in Secondary Schools in NSW prior to commencing training as a School Counsellor. I have breadth of experience working with children and adolescents in areas of cognitive, educational and behavioural/emotional assessments and interventions with children and adolescents with Mental Health issues. My PhD was in educational psychology.
Address: 28 Fox St, Wagga Wagga
Phone: 02 6921 3029
Mobile: 0407 219 741
Email: anneflo@tpg.com.au
Hours: Friday and Saturday (for people out of Wagga Wagga)
Cost: Counselling – $100 / session 50+ minutes. Medicare rebates available ($78). No payment by card. Assessments- Costs variable – available on request. 

Fowkes, Robyn

Service: Psychologist
Location: Cootamundra
Address: P.O.Box 191, Cootamundra
Phone: 02 6942 4319
Email: robynfowkes2@bigpond.com 

Habicht, Dr Manuela H

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Wagga Medical Centre
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: Medico-Legal (Family, Criminal and Personal Injury Matters), IQ, Memory, Achievement and Personality
Qualifications: Ph.D. Psych., DBA, Dipl. Psych., MMHSc (Therapy), LLM, Grad Dip (Legal Practice), LLB, PGDip SSc (Clinical Hypnosis), M A (Psychoanalytic Studies)
Additional: -Nationally Accredited Mediator (LEADR) -Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – R1004227 -APS Clinical and Forensic College of Psychologists member -ACT Law Society member
Phone: 69214053 – Wagga Medical Centre. ext 500
Cost: Clinical psychology Medicare rebate 

headspace Wagga Wagga

Service: Counselling services, Psychologist
Location: Cootamundra, Temora, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong
Service description: headspace Wagga Wagga is a centre where young people can come to get support. At headspace Wagga Wagga you can receive support from a range of professionals including case managers, psychologists, social workers, dietician or general practitioner (doctor). All of our workers are skilled in listening to young people and can help you identify problems, goals and achieve creative solutions to issues.
Expertise: We are a youth service, which means that we work specifically with young people between the age of 12 and 25 years old, and we also bulk bill all appointments – which means that there will be no out of pocket costs to you. All you need to do is bring your Medicare card along with you.
Approach: Because each person that comes to us is unique, the ways in which we help them can vary. Generally a young person will be allocated a case manager who they can liaise with through out the time that they are accessing services here and also a counsellor (psychologist or social worker). Depending on the young persons needs, they may also access services from the dietician, GP or vocational assistance or be linked in with other appropriate services
Experience: Young people visit headspace for many reasons including: * feeling down, depressed or anxious * not coping at school, home, uni or work * having family or relationship issues * not sleeping well * not eating well * finding it hard to concentrate or be motivated * being bullied or hurt by others * having trouble managing anger * experiencing grief and loss * worried about their drinking or drug use * have noticed ‘something’s not quite right.
Address: 2 / 185 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650. West Wyalong: 186 Main Street.Temora: 225 Hoskins Street (Temora Community Centre). Tumut: Corner of Capper & Howick Street (TAFE Campus). Cootamundra: 91-97 Wallendoon Street, Suite 5 (Mission Australia Building).
Phone: (02) 6923 3170
Mobile: 0439 218 891
Email: myheadspace@riverinaheadspace.com.au
Hours: Wagga Wagga: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9am to 5pm & Thurs 9am to 8pm. West Wyalong: 9am – 4pm on Mon. Temora: 10 – 3pm on Tues. Tumut: 10.30am – 4pm on Fri. Cootamundra: 10.30am – 3pm on Wed.
Cost: Free
Website: www.headspace.org.au 

Hely, Andrew

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Thrive Psychology
Location:  Wagga Wagga
Expertise: EAP programs – Mental health care plans – Pain management –Veterans (VVCS)- Work Cover (SIRA) – Redeployment assistance -Workplace/personal conflict. Treatment for: – Anxiety – Depression -Trauma recovery – Anger management – Insomnia – Grief and loss – PTSD
Approach: -Sports psychology – CBT – Acceptance and commitment therapy – Motivational Interviewing
Qualifications: Registered PsychologistB.Sc. (NSW), M.A. (Syd). MAPS
Address: 92 Morgan Street Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 02 6923 0555
Email: wagga@thrivepsychology.com.au
Cost: Accept Mental Health Care Plans and Accredited for WorkCover treatment. Not a bulk billing practice.

Irlam, Kylie

Service: Psychologist
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: Specialises in children and adolescents
Address: Suite 18, Specialist Medical Centre, 325 Edward Street.
Mobile: 0427 770 217
Email: k.irlam@bigpond.com

Jahn, Rebecca

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Riverina EAP- Rebecca Jahn
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: Specialising in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning
Approach: Therapeutic approaches include CBT, and solution focussed therapy provided through the modality of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an evidence-based alternative to more traditional ‘talk therapies’.
Experience: Treatment of: Depression Anxiety PTSD Substance Use Disorders Behavioural Problems Relationship Issues Personal Development Goals
Qualifications: Registered Psychologist EAGALA Certified Practitioner
Additional: We work with individuals, couples, families & groups, children, adolescents and adults.
Address: 321 Plumpton Road, Lake Albert
Mobile: 0427 541292
Cost: A Medicare rebate is available on some services, and Health Insurance may also cover some services. Occasionally Riverina EAP receives community grants, allowing it to run group programs at a minimal cost to participants.
Website: www.riverinaeap.com.au

 Julie Hyland

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Thrive Psychology
Location:  Wagga Wagga
Expertise: EAP programs – Mental health care plans – Pain management – Redeployment assistance – Pre-employment assessment – Workplace/personal conflict – Veterans (VVCS) – Work Cover (SIRA). Treatment for: Anxiety – Depression – Trauma recovery – Anger management – Insomnia – Grief and loss – PTSD – child clients

Approach: CBT – Acceptance and commitment therapy – Motivational Interviewing – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Qualifications: Registered Psychologist – BArts, MA, MAPS
Address: 92 Morgan Street.  Wagga Wagga
Phone: 02 6923 0555
Email: wagga@thrivepsychology.com.au
Website: www.thrivepsychology.com.au

Cost: Accept Mental Health Care Plans and Accredited for WorkCover treatment. Not a bulk billing practice.

 

 

Kathryn Munro

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Kathryn Munro Psychology
Location: Griffith
Counselling and Psychological Intervention, Services for Adults, adolescents and Children

Medicare rebates available with GP referral.

Fees apply, however, options available for Veterans, Victims of Crime, WorkCover and through Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).

Ph: 0428 512 164
Fax: 02 6968 1139
www.kathrynmunropsychology.com.au

 Leah Dodsworth

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Thrive Psychology
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: As Psychologists we are able to assist clients through education and the subsequent implementation of strategies to make the changes necessary to achieve desired goals. Our intervention is focused on delivering sustainable long term outcomes for our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.Thrive is an initiative of, and is fully owned and operated by RehabCo. RehabCo is a well respected provider of allied health services with over 15 years experience and 50 staff in both professional and support roles.

Address: 92 Morgan Street.  Wagga Wagga
Phone: 02 6923 0555
Email: wagga@thrivepsychology.com.au
Website: www.thrivepsychology.com.au

Leanne McInerney

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Alpha Omega Psychology
Location: Wagga Wagga
Address: 17 Brookong Avenue,
Phone: 02 6921 8729
Email: info@aop.services
Website: www.alphaomegapsychology.com.au

 Michael Gilmore

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Essential Psychology Services
Location: Wagga Wagga
Address: Suite 1/ Ground Floor, 42 Fitzmaurice Street
Phone: 0409 444 617
Mobile: 0409 444 617
Email: Michael@essentialpsych.net.au
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST – Michael Gilmore Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
 Medicare Provider #4103373K, AHPRA Reg # PSY0001278079 Australian Psychological Society – Member MAPS # 043815 WorkCover Provider # 8458 20 years experience in counselling & treatment of a wide range of psychological conditions. Adolescent Specialist Sex Offender Programs & Victims of Sexual Abuse Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Anger Management Family & Relationships, Addictions Relationships/Family Therapy/Couples, Divorce & Separation AOD & Gambling Addictions Depression, Anxiety & Phobias Conflict Resolution, PTSD

Myers, Karen

Service: Psychologist
Location: Wagga Wagga
Address: 52 Railway Street, Wagga Wagga
Mobile: 0402 110 988 

Scobell, Louise

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Thrive Psychology
Location: Griffith, Wagga Wagga
Expertise: -EAP programs -Mental health care plans -Pain management -Redeployment assistance -Pre-employment assessment -Workplace/personal conflict Treatment for: -Anxiety -Depression -Trauma recovery -Anger management -Insomnia -Grief and loss -PTSD
Approach: -CBT -Acceptance and commitment therapy -Motivational Interviewing
Qualifications: Registered Psychologist
Phone: 02 6923 0555
Address: 92 Morgan Street.  Wagga Wagga
Email: wagga@thrivepsychology.com.au
Website: www.thrivepsychology.com.au  

Shuhyta, Renee

Service: Psychologist
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: Warm, caring assessment and counselling for children, adolescents and adults. Since 2002 I have worked in a variety of treatment settings, including public mental health services, schools and private practice. I have helped people of all ages to better manage their emotions and improve their ability to cope with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bullying, sleeping problems and other psychological concerns. I have a special interest in assisting children and young people presenting with emotional and behavioural difficulties. My preferred therapeutic approaches are evidence
Expertise: I have a special interest in assisting children and young people presenting with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Approach: My preferred therapeutic approaches are evidence-based, and include cognitive behaviour therapy and interpersonal therapy.
Experience: Since 2002 I have worked in a variety of treatment settings, including public mental health services, schools and private practice. I have helped people of all ages to better manage their emotions and improve their ability to cope with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bullying, sleeping problems and other psychological concerns.
Qualifications: * Registered psychologist (PSY0001061278). * Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society * B Sc (Hons) Psych
Address: 12 Station Place Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 02 5908 1351
Email: renee.psychologist@gmail.com
Hours: Wednesday 9am-5pm. Saturday 8:30am – 1:30pm.
Cost: Please contact the practice for current pricing.

Taprell, Krysten

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Thrive Psychology
Location: Griffith
Expertise: Working with people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Approach: CBT, Solution focused therapy
Experience: Practicing 14 years. Work mainly with children and adolescents but also work with adults and vocational rehabilitation
Qualifications: Registered Psychologist
Additional: Natalie Walsh and Louise Scobell
Address: 1/20 Banna Ave Griffith 2680
Hours: The office is open mon-Fri 9am-5pm, I work 3 days, Mon-Wed 9am-5pm
Cost: $150 per session. If the person has a mental health care plan they will be able to get a rebate of $84 for 10 visits in 12 months. If they get an enhanced primary care plan, can claim $54 for 5 visits

 Thrive Psychology

Service: Psychologists
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: EAP programs -Mental health care plans -Pain management -Redeployment assistance -Pre-employment assessment -Workplace/personal conflict. Treatment for: Anxiety -Depression -Trauma recovery -Anger management – Insomnia – Grief and loss – PTSD
Approach: CBT – Acceptance and commitment therapy – Motivational Interviewing – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Qualifications: Registered Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists
Additional: Leah Dodsworth, Julie Hyland, Alan Healy, Louise Scobel, Skye Anderson and Samantha Parsons
Address: 92 Morgan Street Wagga Wagga NSW 265o
Phone: 02 6923 0555
Email: wagga@thrivepsychology.com.au
Cost: Accept Mental Health Care Plans and Accredited for WorkCover treatment. Not a bulk billing practice.

Wagga Applied Psychology Services

Service: Psychologist
Organisation: Medicare Local
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: The Wagga Applied Psychology Service (WAPS) was established to provide a service to patients that may not be able to access private psychology services. The service also aims to provide psychological interventions to patients aged 16 years and over who are primarily experiencing mood and anxiety disorders. Patients are provided up to 10 sessions per calendar year. There are no fees for this service. After referral, up to 6 sessions can be provided and then the client reviewed by their General Practitioner who may approve a further 4 sessions.
Expertise: Manager Adult Mental Health
Additional: The referral pathway is through a General Practitioner who must complete a Mental Health Care Plan (MBS Item 2710) and an accompanying referral letter. GP Mental Health Care Plans are then faxed directly to the WAPS Clinic on 02 6923 3144. The Clinical Leader will then assess the appropriateness of the referrals and the Mental Health Care Plan and will allocate the client to a clinician based on area of expertise and availability. WAPS staff will contact the patient to arrange appointment time. The WAPS clinic is located at 1/185 Morgan Street Wagga NSW.
Address: 185 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga
Phone: 02 69233120
Email: Daniel.Hayes@mmll.org.au 

Psychiatrists

Dr Luke Johnson

Address: 31 Hardy Avenue, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650
Phone: 02 6925 0018

Dr Adesina (Shina) Adesanya

Address: 11 Lewisham Avenue, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650
Phone: 02 69 255522 EmailReception@DrAdesanya.com
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Expertise/ interests/ specialities: General psychiatry with special interest in mood disorders and PTSD, Telepsychiatry and medicolegal reports

 Dr Paresh Ramjee

Address: Karinya Clinic | Albury Wodonga Private Hospital 1125 Pemberton St West Albury NSW 2640
Phone: 02-6022 4455
Fax: 02-6022 4451
Email: karinyareception.alb@ramsayhealth.com.au
Web: www.alburywodongaprivate.com.au
Expertise/ interests/ specialities: The Karinya Clinic includes 12 in-patient beds and a day program.

 

 

Australian Private Hospitals Association Magazine.”New look for Karinya Clinic” Australian Private Hospitals Association Magazine April 2009, pp34-35

Counselling services

Bailey, Ruth

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: I am delighted to be available to people struggling with emotional and relationship difficulties and/or with mental illness- related difficulties.
Expertise: Adult individual therapy only. Specialising in relationship difficulties, depression, crises of meaning and life direction issues, disappointment issues.
Approach: Existential- philosophy- influenced therapy, psychodynamic constructs.
Experience: 30 years clinical experience
Qualifications: Social Work
Mobile: 0413 066 803
Hours: Fridays only.

Barnabas House

Service: Counselling services
Location: Griffith
Expertise:
Relationships, cyber addiction, depression, suicide ideation, anxiety, addiction
Experience: 2-3 years experience
Qualifications: Counsellor – Level 2 ACA registered
Address: 80-94 Kookora Street, Griffith NSW 2680. PO Box 880, Griffith NSW 2680
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: Accommodation for Singles/Couples per week. $170 Accommodation for families per week. $220 Counselling sessions: $70.00 

GAMS Mental Health Service

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Location: Griffith, Hay, Hilston, Lake Cargelligo, Leeton, Narrandera
Expertise: Mental Health Clinician (+ Youth Councillor + Social & Emotional Wellbeing Workers )
Approach: As required and clinically appropriate
Experience: Twenty years mental health
Qualifications: BA (Hons), MSW, PgDMS, DipSW
Address: Jondaryan Avenue, Griffith
Hours: 08:00 – 16:30 other times by arrangement
Cost: Nil. However, clients from other GP services will require Mental Health Treatment Plan 

Griffith Counselling Service NSW

Service: Counselling services
Location: Griffith
Expertise: Family & Relationships, Couples Relationships, Separation and Divorce, Grief Loss & Bereavement, Anxiety and Depression, Bullying, Personal Development, Team Building, Career Paths. We successfully run workshops “Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life” Emotional Intelligence weekend workshops and Navigating Your Way Through Life After Separation and Divorce weekend workshops,
Approach: Solution – Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person – Centred Therapy.
Experience: Accredited licensed Counsellors, Psychotherapists & Coaches. ACA registered
Qualifications: Counselling/Psychotherapy and Coaching
Additional: Lorraine and Donna are qualified experienced counsellors whose delivery is gentle, respectful and honouring to each person in finding the truth and gaining tools for life. Along with counselling clients they have had many successful workshops supporting people. Donna has commenced training sessions with Mal and Dianne McKissock world acclaimed Grief Loss and Bereavement trainers. For more information: www.tools4life.com.au
Address: 43 Messner Street Griffith NSW 2680
Phone: Donna Piromalli 0402625887, Lorraine Sutton 0417414558
Hours: Monday’s to Friday’s 9am to 6pm & Saturday’s 9am to 4pm by appointments
Cost: (Rebate through EAP, & doctors referral ie: mental illness, otherwise not claimable) 

headspace Wagga Wagga

Service: Counselling services, Psychologist
Location: Cootamundra, Temora, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong
Service description: headspace Wagga Wagga is a centre where young people can come to get support. At headspace Wagga Wagga you can receive support from a range of professionals including case managers, psychologists, social workers, dietician or general practitioner (doctor). All of our workers are skilled in listening to young people and can help you identify problems, goals and achieve creative solutions to issues.
Expertise: We are a youth service, which means that we work specifically with young people between the age of 12 and 25 years old, and we also bulk bill all appointments – which means that there will be no out of pocket costs to you. All you need to do is bring your Medicare card along with you.
Approach: Because each person that comes to us is unique, the ways in which we help them can vary. Generally a young person will be allocated a case manager who they can liaise with through out the time that they are accessing services here and also a counsellor (psychologist or social worker). Depending on the young persons needs, they may also access services from the dietician, GP or vocational assistance or be linked in with other appropriate services
Experience: Young people visit headspace for many reasons including: * feeling down, depressed or anxious * not coping at school, home, uni or work * having family or relationship issues * not sleeping well * not eating well * finding it hard to concentrate or be motivated * being bullied or hurt by others * having trouble managing anger * experiencing grief and loss * worried about their drinking or drug use * have noticed ‘something’s not quite right.
Address: 2 / 185 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650. West Wyalong: 186 Main Street. Temora: 225 Hoskins Street (Temora Community Centre). Tumut: Corner of Capper & Howick Street (TAFE Campus). Cootamundra: 91-97 Wallendoon Street, Suite 5 (Mission Australia Building).
Phone: (02) 6923 3170
Mobile: 0439 218 891
Email: myheadspace@riverinaheadspace.com.au
Hours: Wagga Wagga: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9am to 5pm & Thurs 9am to 8pm. West Wyalong: 9am – 4pm on Mon. Temora: 10 – 3pm on Tues. Tumut: 10.30am – 4pm on Fri. Cootamundra: 10.30am – 3pm on Wed.
Cost: Free
Website: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-wagga-wagga

headspace Griffith

Service: Counselling services, Psychologist
Location:1/26 Ulong Street, Griffith, New South Wales 2680
Service description: headspace Griffith is a youth-friendly service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years. Our staff can talk to you about any concerns you may have and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

·         All of our services are free of charge. You can come in on your own or bring someone with you for support. If you’re not ready to talk to someone yet, we can provide you or your family with general information on a number of different topics. There is a great range of fact sheets that you can access now via the ‘Get Info Now’ link at the bottom of this page.

·         You can phone us on 02 6962 3277 to arrange an appointment, or drop into our site at 1/26 Ulong Street to find out more. Referrals are not required but appointments are preferred.

·         You can also access headspace services online. eheadspace provides an online and telephone support service to people aged 12-25.

·         If you have any immediate concerns, you can phone Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, Lifeline on 13 11 14
Phone:(02) 6962 3277
F:(02) 6962 6925
Website: headspacegriffith@mphn.org.aufacebook.com/headspacegriffith

Jones, Pauline

Service: Counselling services
Organisation: Dynamic Counselling Services
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: Individual, Couple, and Family Counselling I practice as a therapist, providing assessment, counselling and psychotherapy for a broad range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety and stress related disorders, workplace trauma and stress, disordered eating, post-traumatic stress disorders, substance abuse, impacts on survivors of sexual assault, personality disorders, anger and pain management as well as adjustment to life stressors such as grief and loss and relationship problems. The clients I work with include children, teenagers and adults both individually and in couple counselling.
Approach: In my clinical practice I use a variety of therapies such as, but not limited to, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Relationship Therapy, Family Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Experience: I worked as a Snr Clinical Social Worker for six years at non-government organisation and part time for five years in private practice as an Associate. For the past 6 years I have worked in my own private practice along with Associates.
Qualifications: Pauline Jones – BA BSW, MAASW (ACC)
Additional: Our Dynamic Counselling Team are a multi-disciplinary team including, Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers and have an extensive and proven range of experience.
Address: 55 Gurwood Street, Wagga Wagga.
Phone: 02 6921 7266
Email: dynam.pj@bigpond.net.au
Hours: Monday – Saturday. 9am-5.30pm After hours crisis appointments
Cost: Medicare rebates 

Post, David

Service: Counselling
Location: Wagga Based – Riverina area
Expertise: Personal, Family & Relationship Counselling – Couples, Grief & Loss, Depression, Anxiety & Trauma Counselling
Approach:  Because each family and every person is unique, the ways in which I help them can vary, always with a focus on gently, slowly and with respect. In my clinical practice I use a multi layer of therapies such as Family Systems Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy.
Experience: I have held roles in government and non-government agencies. I now work full-time in private practice including a partnership with Rural Outreach Counselling, offering counselling across the Riverina area.
Qualifications: David Post – BA/BSW – JP – Counsellor – 17+ years experience.
Email: david@introspective.com.au
Address:  PO Box 272, Wagga Wagga, 2650
Hours:  8.30 – 5.00, Early mornings, Evenings and Saturdays when required or to suit.
Cost: $150.00 per session or as agreed.

Said, Maureen

Service: Counselling services
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: Grief & Loss, Depression, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Relationship counselling.
Approach: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Humanist, Solution-Focussed Therapy
Experience: 8 years extensive experience in all areas of counselling
Qualifications: Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Education
Additional: I provide a respectful, client focused service in which I work with my clients to find ways of overcoming current issues and attain good outcomes. My approach entails gentle assistance rather than an aggressive, directive approach.
Address: 40 Morrow Street, Wagga
Hours: Wed, Fri, 9.00am- 8.00pm, Sat 9.00-5.30, Mon, Tues, Thurs 5.30 -8.00 pm
Cost: $60.00 No rebate available however cost may be negotiable under certain circumstances. 

White, Janelle

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Organisation: Griffith Counselling Centre
Location: Griffith
Expertise: The centre provides specialist trauma counselling for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Mental health interventions are provided for clients with a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
Approach: CBT; family therapy; trauma focused therapy; Triple P Parenting program; strengths and client focused approaches; motivational interviewing; narrative therapy; art therapies; play therapy.
Experience: Counsellors have a range of experience in mental health counselling including depression and anxiety; trauma counselling; sexual assault and domestic violence counselling; parenting programs; family and relationship counselling; career planning; lecturing in social work; clinical supervision of allied health clinicians; working with children and adults.
Qualifications: The centre has two counsellors with qualifications including Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work (Accredited Mental Health Social Worker) and Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)
Additional: http://www.griffithcounselling.com.au
Address: 42 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW 2680
Phone: 02 6964 3610
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Cost: Fees are $120 per session with $74.80 Medicare rebate available. A range of free counselling services are available for victims of crime (sexual assault, domestic violence) and veterans and their families. For more information please contact the Centre.
Website: www.griffithcounselling.com.au

 Social Workers

Pauline Jones and Associates

Service: Social workers
Organisation: Dynamic Counselling Services
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: Our Dynamic Counselling Team are a multi-disciplinary team including, Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers and have an extensive and proven range of experience.
Expertise: Individual, Couple, and Family Counselling I practice as a therapist, providing assessment, counselling and psychotherapy for a broad range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety and stress related disorders, workplace trauma and stress, disordered eating, post-traumatic stress disorders, substance abuse, impacts on survivors of sexual assault, personality disorders, anger and pain management as well as adjustment to life stressors such as grief and loss and relationship problems. The clients I work with include children, teenagers and adults both individually and in couple counselling.
Approach: In my clinical practice I use a variety of therapies such as, but not limited to, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Relationship Therapy, Family Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Experience: I worked as a Snr Clinical Social Worker for six years at non-government organisation and part time for five years in private practice as an Associate. For the past 6 years I have worked in my own private practice along with Associates.
Qualifications: Pauline Jones – BA BSW, MAASW (ACC)
Address: 55 Gurwood St Wagga Wagga NSW, 2650
Phone: 02 6921 7266
Email: dynam.pj@bigpond.net.au
Hours: Monday – Saturday. 9am-5.30pm After hours crisis appointments
Cost: Medicare rebates

Bailey, Ruth

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: I am delighted to be available to people struggling with emotional and relationship difficulties and/or with mental illness- related difficulties.
Expertise: Adult individual therapy only. Specialising in relationship difficulties, depression, crises of meaning and life direction issues, disappointment issues.
Approach: Existential- philosophy- influenced therapy, psychodynamic constructs.
Experience: 30 years clinical experience
Qualifications: Social Work
Mobile: 0413 066 803
Hours: Fridays only. 

GAMS Mental Health Service

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Location: Griffith, Hay, Hilston, Lake Cargelligo, Leeton, Narrandera
Expertise: Mental Health Clinician (+ Youth Councillor + Social & Emotional Wellbeing Workers )
Approach: As required and clinically appropriate
Experience: Twenty years mental health
Qualifications: BA (Hons), MSW, PgDMS, DipSW
Address: Jondaryan Avenue, Griffith
Hours: 08:00 – 16:30 other times by arrangement
Cost: Nil. However, clients from other GP services will require Mental Health Treatment Plan

Post, David

Service: Counselling
Location: Wagga Based – Riverina area
Expertise: Personal, Family & Relationship Counselling – Couples, Grief & Loss, Depression, Anxiety & Trauma Counselling
Approach:  Because each family and every person is unique, the ways in which I help them can vary, always with a focus on gently, slowly and with respect. In my clinical practice I use a multi layer of therapies such as Family Systems Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy.
Experience: I have held roles in government and non-government agencies. I now work full-time in private practice including a partnership with Rural Outreach Counselling, offering counselling across the Riverina area.
Qualifications: David Post – BA/BSW – JP – Counsellor – 17+ years experience.
Email: david@introspective.com.au
Address:  PO Box 272, Wagga Wagga, 2650
Hours:  8.30 – 5.00, Early mornings, Evenings and Saturdays when required or to suit.
Cost: $150.00 per session or as agreed.

White, Janelle

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Organisation: Griffith Counselling Centre
Location: Griffith
Expertise: The centre provides specialist trauma counselling for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Mental health interventions are provided for clients with a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
Approach: CBT; family therapy; trauma focused therapy; Triple P Parenting program; strengths and client focused approaches; motivational interviewing; narrative therapy; art therapies; play therapy.
Experience: Counsellors have a range of experience in mental health counselling including depression and anxiety; trauma counselling; sexual assault and domestic violence counselling; parenting programs; family and relationship counselling; career planning; lecturing in social work; clinical supervision of allied health clinicians; working with children and adults.
Qualifications: The centre has two counsellors with qualifications including Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work (Accredited Mental Health Social Worker) and Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)
Additional: www.griffithcounselling.com.au
Address: 42 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW 2680
Phone: 02 6964 3610
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Cost: Fees are $120 per session with $74.80 Medicare rebate available. A range of free counselling services are available for victims of crime (sexual assault, domestic violence) and veterans and their families. For more information please contact the Centre.
Website: www.griffithcounselling.com.au

Wagga Wagga Mental Health Recovery Program (Sub-Acute Mental Health Unit). The recovery program is in the new mental health building at Wagga Base hospital. It is an 8 week residential course of education, practical living skills, care coordination and support.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

 A new community playgroup for families experiencing post-natal depression.

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State Development Officer

Suite 4, Level 2, 1C Grand Avenue
Rosehill NSW 2142 

M 0418 882 783
O 1800 171 882

E  khardy@playgroupnsw.org.au
W playgroupnsw.org.au

 

 

screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-4-10-34-pmEmbrace Mental Health Support Group.

 

Monthly group discussions for those living with a mental illness to be supported and informed of methods to assist with managing their mental illness i.e. mindfulness and meditation.

This is not a support group to seek or provide professional advice regarding the diagnosis of a mental illness.

Regular monthly meetings held. Please call 0422 207159 for further information

 

Support after Suicide group

Our primary concern is to provide and foster mutual support for those bereaved after suicide.  We do this through sharing our stories, the pain of loss, the things that frustrate, annoy or help us to cope with living without the person we love.  The abrupt ending of a life by suicide leaves special scars on those left behind.  For some people, being with others who have a common experience can be helpful.

Meetings are held in the daytime one month and the evening the next month. Both meetings are held at the RSL Club in Dobbs Street, Wagga. If coming for the first time or if support via phone is needed, please contact one of those supporters listed below.
If you need to talk to someone, the following people are more than happy to offer support and a listening ear. It may be around the time of an anniversary or it might just be one of those days when it is all too hard.

Nola Baker – 6922 4438. David & Sandra Schulz – 6922 3823.   Margaret Langfield – 6926 1177

Sunflower House

Team Leader: Mary McKenzie.    email:   mary.mckenzie@sfnsw.org.au

4 The Esplanade.   Wagga Wagga. NSW 2650
Phone: 02 69318770
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Sunflower House, Wagga Wagga, is a community based, not for profit service of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW and is funded by Department of Health and offers non-clinical, psych-social services to people with mental illness. Sunflower House is committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people living with a mental illness by providing a range of services in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunflower House is a place that offers respect and opportunity to its members.

  • Membership is voluntary and without time limits.
  • Sunflower House’s Activity Program runs for three days per week (Tues, Wed and Thurs) 10.00am to 4pm. Office hours are 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday.  Two staff are employed, one permanent part time and one casual. SFH also have one volunteer who works two days per week.
  •  Sunflower House delivers a Clubhouse based activity program.  This means that Staff and Members manage the Program together and work side by side as colleagues performing clerical/admin work, running a kitchen and preparing meals (which are available at a small cost each day), maintaining the surrounds of the building, tending the vegetable garden and cleaning duties as well as doing volunteer work at Bunnings and working with the ‘Days for Girls’ program.   An Outreach program facilitated by Members, provides support and inclusion for Members who are in hospital or having birthdays or who haven’t been to the House for a period of time.

Sunflower House – services & support groups:

Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs): is a strengths based program that works with participants who are 16 years and over who identify as having a severe or persistent mental illness that impacts upon their functioning in the community. It is a one on one service providing practical assistance to participants in achieving their goals, developing better relationships and managing everyday tasks. PHaMS employment services provide support for people with a mental illness receiving the Disability Support pension or other government income support payments who are engaged, or willing to engage, with employment services and who have economic participation as a primary goal in their individual recovery plan. Phone: 6921 1491

Respite Services:

Provides innovative and flexible respite service options to meet the needs of families and friends caring for a person with a mental illness. Respite Services also offers recreational and educational activities designed to develop skills and promote a supportive environment for the person with a mental illness and their carer. Referrals can be made direct to the River Murray Respite Service or through a referral service.   Phone: 6921 6064

Carer Assist:

Provides information, education, advocacy and support for people who care for someone with a mental illness. Carer Assist also offers support for the children of parents with a mental illness.   Please contact Leonie Cain at 34 Johnston St. Wagga Wagga. Phone: 6925 9399

ON FIRE:

Is a program for children and young people aged 8 – 17 years in families affected by mental illness issues. ON FIRE offers regular Fun Days and Two day Camps that run twice a year. For more information contact Program Coordinator – Phone: 9879 2699