You in Mind - Information for community members
What is You in Mind?
If you are suffering from stress, mental health issues such as anxiety or depression or have a severe and enduring mental health problem, the ‘You in Mind' service can provide you with FREE psychological support. The service is free, confidential and available to you, your family, friends or anyone in the wider community aged 12 years or older who identifies with the eligible groups below:
- Living with stress, anxiety or depression and from one, or more of the following populations:
- Culturally and linguistically diverse or from a refugee background
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- Living in the rural areas of Wollondilly and Wingecarribee, with barriers to gaining support through Better Access (Medicare) services
- Residents of Claymore, Airds and the 2168 postcode
- Older People
- Financially Disadvantaged
- Perinatal Depression
- Experiencing a severe and enduring mental illness
How Does You in Mind Work?
The ‘You in Mind’ service provides free support by a mental health professional, such as a Psychologist or Mental Health Accredited Social Worker, at a time, location and venue that suits you. The mental health professional will provide you with evidence-based and person-centred support to improve your overall wellbeing. Services provided are matched to your individual needs.
If needed, you may also be linked in with a peer support worker. The peer support worker is someone who also has a lived experience of mental illness and accessing services. They can help you understand what to expect from accessing supports and walk alongside you on your mental health recovery.
How do I access the program?
Your GP can refer you to the You in Mind service and a You in Mind professional will contact you directly to schedule your first meeting. Alternatively, South Western Sydney PHN has commissioned the following providers to deliver mental health support.
Ask for the You in Mind Coordinator in your region:
- One Door Mental Health
Mild to moderate and severe and enduring needs in Camden/ Campbelltown/Liverpool/Bankstown/Fairfield - Phone: 9199 6143. Peer support available if a need is identified.
- Community Links Wellbeing
Mild to moderate and severe and enduring needs Wollondilly/Wingecarribee - Phone: 4683 2776
Peer support available if a need is identified.
- Connection Emotion Reflection
Mild to moderate needs for those who identify as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander in Camden/Campbelltown/Wollondilly/Wingecarribee: Phone: 4684 3633