SCU Mental Health Service

In January 2017, practitioners from the Tarmons House Mental Health Service transitioned into the SCU Mental Health Service located at Southern Cross University Health Clinic in Lismore.

This important community service, formerly managed by the Primary Health Network (PHN) is now integrated into the multidisciplinary SCU Health Clinic.

Mental health experts include psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers and mental health nurse practitioners.

Mental health practitioners are expert in human behaviour, having studied the brain, memory learning, human development and how people think, feel, behave and react. These specialists apply their expertise using reliable and scientifically-supported methods.

Mental health therapies are widely used to treat individuals and families and can be applied to groups and organisations.

The Southern Cross University mental health practitioners are all registered with relevant authorities in the same way medical practitioners must be registered.

There are many reasons why people consult a mental health practitioner and it may include everyday problems such as work stress, relationship troubles, coping with illness and relationship difficulties.

Addressing these concerns is vital to enjoying life and good relationships. Mental health practitioners can equip people with the skills needed to function better to prevent problems.

Reasons to consult a mental health practitioner may include:

  • Stress or pain
  • Fears, phobias, anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Effects of trauma
  • Gender issues
  • Abuse
  • Suicide prevention
  • Loss and grief
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Eating and weight control problems
  • Addictions, alcohol and drug use
  • Relationships
  • Personal growth.