I cannot find support
This information is about what you could do if you cannot find support.
It has information on
- Communicating with someone you trust about finding support for your mental health
- Seeing your GP to find support
- What you can do if a mental health service says they are not right for you
- What you can do if you would like support in other areas of your life
Finding help for your mental health can be hard.
But help is available.
Mental health is about
- How you think
- How you feel
To find support you can communicate with someone you trust about finding help for your mental health.
To communicate is how you understand and share your feelings or information.
To find support you can see a GP.
A GP is the doctor that you see when you
- Are sick
- Need a health check
Your GP is usually the first health worker to see about your mental health.
Your GP can give you information on mental health workers.
Mental health workers are people who work to help you with your mental health.
Your GP may also write you a referral to go to a mental health worker.
A referral is when someone suggests you see a worker who can support you.
A mental health worker who is right for you might work
- With other people with intellectual disability
- Near where you live
Below are some ideas if your GP does not know of a mental health worker right for you.
You can ask your GP to try to find another mental health worker.
You can ask someone you trust if they know a mental health worker.
If you have an NDIS plan you can ask your support coordinator.
A support coordinator is a person who helps plan and organise
- Your care
- Other services you get
Ask the mental health service to suggest another service that can meet your needs.
Ask your GP to suggest another service.
To get support in other areas of your life you can communicate with your NDIS Support Coordinator if you have an NDIS plan.
You can also look for supports and services online.
For more information about services and support for your mental health go to https://idmhconnect.health/i-am-person-ID/services-mental-health/other-services