Therapeutic support for people (12+) experiencing symptoms of mental illness

Our experienced Understanding Me Mental Health Clinicians are specialist in human behaviour, with a deep understanding of how people think, feel and act. People experiencing mental illness often have difficulty controlling their thoughts, emotions and behaviour, our Mental Health Clinicians will work with you to grow your coping strategies, reduce stress and improve your wellbeing.

Understanding Me can help people experiencing:

  • Overwhelm: you might feel that you have so many competing responsibilities that there is no time to rest, too much to do and no light at the end of the tunnel. This can leave you feeling extremely unhappy.
  • Sleep problems: life is completely exhausting, getting out of bed is hard and you feel like you could sleep all day or the opposite, you can’t sleep at all.
  • Emotional outbursts: one minute your ok but the next something has triggered a sudden and dramatic change in your mood- extreme anger, resent, fear or distress.
  • Anxious or intrusive thoughts: we all deal with stress in our lives, this is normal but you shouldn’t feel stressed or worried all the time. Stressful periods should pass and be balanced by non stressful periods. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed most or all of the time you may need some support to manage your emotions.
  • Hopelessness: constant feelings of guilt or worthlessness can leave you feeling completely hopeless, like you have no direction or reason for being here.
  • Social withdrawal: we all need down time to rest but not ever wanting to socialise with friends or participate in activities which you once enjoyed can be a warning sign.
  • Substance abuse: using alcohol or drugs as a way of escaping everyday life can be a strong sign that your mental health is suffering.

How do I make and appointment?

For a free appointment you will need to speak to your doctor. Your doctor will complete a referral to Country & Outback Health for you, then we will contact you directly to make an appointment time.

If you are a NDIS participant with Improved Daily Living funding in your Capacity Building budget you can complete an online referral below or call us and we will help you to book an appointment.

Click to Complete NDIS Participant Referral Form

For people residing in:
Coober Pedy, Wudinna and Streaky Bay communities, or Barunga Village & Moonta Health and Aged Care facilities, you can complete a Community Referral Form without the need for a GP appointment or mental health treatment plan.

Click to Download the Community Referral Form

    Appointments are available in

    Balaklava, Ceduna, Clare, Kadina, Maitland, Nuriootpa (NDIS participants only), Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Streaky Bay, Whyalla, Wudinna, Yorketown (NDIS participants only)

    We also offer online video appointments using Zoom which you can do from your own home in

    The York Peninsula, Clare Valley, Mid North, Flinders, Upper North, Eyre Peninsula and Far West

    Additional Links:

    Click to Download Understanding Me Brochure

    Click to Download My NDIS Service Costs

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    Free appointments have been made possible by the funding and support from Country SA PHN (CSAPHN)