15-10-2017 09:29 AM
I'm new to this forum so let me know if this is not the correct place for this post.
I was wondering if there were any support groups in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne for partners of depression/anxiety sufferers (apologise if my terminology is not PC).
I've been stubbornly dealing with life by myself as I don't have a friend network that I can talk to. Lately that hasn't been working so well and was I looking for a potential face to face group to share experiences with and learn some coping strategies.
Any advice appreciated!
15-10-2017 10:01 AM
15-10-2017 10:44 AM - edited 15-10-2017 10:50 AM
You can also research psychologists in your area and then ask your GP to refer you. The GP has to create a mental health care plan (MHCP) for you.
I'm a carer for someone with a different mental illness, and talking one-one with a psychologist has been very helpful. The psychologist appointments are covered by Medicare under the MHCP, six appointments per year plus an extra four if the psychologist recommends.
GP will need a reason for the referral, 'not coping' is a possible reason, plus you could also be at risk of depression and anxiety yourself. The key is finding a good psychologist. Try an online search for Psychologist, Bulk Bill, Western Suburbs of Melbourne. Some of the bigger groups have photos and a bio of each psychologist so you can look for particular specialisations.
15-10-2017 12:15 PM
18-10-2017 10:32 AM
Good morning @Ontilt1971 and welcome to the forums
How are you today , I have found the forum very helpful for me and it has helped me to help my husband who has MI
30-12-2017 02:24 PM
I know that I am not the only one but I am still struggling. Maybe it is the time of the year. At the moment my partner is having issues with my 14 yr old daughter who has come to live with us. Unfortunately I am now stuck in a position of trying to decide if I should leave or stay. It is hard to tell sometimes if my partner wants me here or not. I am constantly asking myself if I should stay or go. I love my partner and if it was just me I think that it would be easier. Unfortunately my ex is not in a position to have my daughter with her but I'm worried about how my partner's behaviour will affect my daughter. Do I ride out the Tsunami or run away???
30-12-2017 07:06 PM
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