Offering expert help for your mental health

Extensive experience in mental health care to help you improve the quality of your life.

We can help you with…

ADHD


ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes problems with executive functioning skills such as planning, organisation, time management, impulse control, motivation, memory, & productivity. ADHD is mostly life-long but does usually respond well to treatment. Effective treatment of ADHD may include medication and/or psychological therapy and can be life-changing for individuals and their families.

Anxiety


Everyone gets anxious at times, but 15-20% of people will suffer disabling and persistent anxiety. There are many different types of anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and various phobias. Anxiety disorders don’t usually go away on their own, but effective treatment can reduce or resolve the symptoms.

Depression


Clinical depression affects about 15-20% of people at some stage of life. Sometimes depression goes away on its own but sometimes it sticks around for years in the absence of treatment. Severe and persistent untreated depression can lead to suicide so all depression should be taken seriously. Depression is very treatable and the goal is full recovery.

Bipolar disorder


Bipolar disorder involves periods of clinically depressed mood interspersed with bouts of elevated or agitated highs (mania or hypomania). At its most severe, bipolar disorder may require hospital admission and nearly always requires regular medication. Effective treatment, utilising both medication and psychotherapy, enables people to lead stable and productive lives.

Not sure?


You might be experiencing a variety of mental and/or physical symptoms, relationship issues or life problems that are causing you distress. We will help you make sense of your difficulties and provide the treatment and the tools you need to move forward.

We can help you with…

ADHD


ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes problems with executive functioning skills such as planning, organisation, time management, impulse control, motivation, memory, & productivity. ADHD is mostly life-long but does usually respond well to treatment. Effective treatment of ADHD may include medication and/or psychological therapy and can be life-changing for individuals and their families.

Anxiety


Everyone gets anxious at times, but 15-20% of people will suffer disabling and persistent anxiety. There are many different types of anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and various phobias. Anxiety disorders don’t usually go away on their own, but effective treatment can reduce or resolve the symptoms.

Depression


Clinical depression affects about 15-20% of people at some stage of life. Sometimes depression goes away on its own but sometimes it sticks around for years in the absence of treatment. Severe and persistent untreated depression can lead to suicide so all depression should be taken seriously. Depression is very treatable and the goal is full recovery.

Bipolar disorder


Bipolar disorder involves periods of clinically depressed mood interspersed with bouts of elevated or agitated highs (mania or hypomania). At its most severe, bipolar disorder may require hospital admission and nearly always requires regular medication. Effective treatment, utilising both medication and psychotherapy, enables people to lead stable and productive lives.

Not sure?


You might be experiencing a variety of mental and/or physical symptoms, relationship issues or life problems that are causing you distress. Our clinicians will help you make sense of your difficulties and provide the treatment and the tools you need to move forward.

The next step…

Contact


Please phone us to make an initial appointment with Dr Hugh Morgan (Consultant Psychiatrist) or Heidi Sumich (Clinical Psychologist).

 
 

Making an appointment


You will be offered the first available Initial Assessment appointment.

As with most practices, we regret that there will likely be a waiting period due to lack of supply of mental health professionals and high demand. We are unable to see new patients for emergency care – if your need is urgent please do talk to your GP about more immediate options or call Lifeline (13 11 14) or Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636). These free phone services are available to you 24/7.

If your life is in danger ring 000 – the risk of suicide is every bit as important as a cardiac arrest.

If you wish to claim a Medicare rebate, you will need to obtain a referral from your GP or other suitable medical practitioner. Further information about referrals is available on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Your first appointment


We recognise that asking for help can sometimes be a hard thing to do so we do our best to put you at ease. During your appointment you will be asked about your presenting concerns, prior treatment, and life history in order to develop a better understanding of how you have got to the present place and how to bring about the changes you hope for.

 
 

Follow-ups


Appointments might initially be weekly or fortnightly then become less frequent as you make progress. Treatment duration will depend on your presenting problem. Some people continue follow-up over years if needed while others go back to the care of their GP after recovery, returning down the track if they have a setback.

Staying well


As you approach the end of treatment your clinician will help you work out how to stay well, the signs to look for that might indicate a possible setback, and what to do should this occur. Our job is done when you are well and you don’t need us anymore. Having said that, our door is always open should you have a setback or a new problem arises.

 

The next step…

Contact


Mindcare Centre houses a psychiatrist (medical doctor) and a clinical psychologists (allied health professionals). Our friendly staff are here to help with any questions you might have.

 

Making an appointment


Our reception staff will offer you the first available appointment with the clinician of your choice. If you wish to claim a Medicare rebate, you will need to obtain a referral from your GP or other suitable medical practitioner. Further information about referrals is available on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

 

Your first appointment


We recognise that asking for help can sometimes be a hard thing to do so we do our best to put you at ease. During your appointment you will be asked about your presenting concerns, prior treatment, and life history in order to develop a better understanding of how you have got to the present place and how to bring about the changes you hope for.

 

Follow-ups


Appointments might initially be weekly or fortnightly then become less frequent as you make progress. Treatment duration will depend on your presenting problem. Some people continue follow-up over years if needed while others go back to the care of their GP after recovery, returning down the track if they have a setback.

 

Staying well


As you approach the end of treatment your clinician will help you work out how to stay well, the signs to look for that might indicate a possible setback, and what to do should this occur. Our job is done when you are well and you don’t need us anymore. Having said that, our door is always open should you have a setback or a new problem arises.

 

Make an appointment

Our clinicians are experts in the science of mental health treatment and have many years experience in assisting people from all walks of life.

Please call (02) 9212 4445 for an initial appointment

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Common questions

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Meet our clinicians

Get to know the people who can help you.


Meet the clinicians

Common questions

Our questions page is the quickest way to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.


Find answers here