Changes to mood or mental health

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Changes in mood or mental health can be due to a number of factors and is important to get the right support. We understand that this can be challenging to navigate especially when related to your own personal circumstances. We know that it can be difficult to reach out, but please know that help is always available.

If you are experiencing any changes to your mood or mental health it is best that you withhold any further doses of your medication and reach out to our Medical Support team. You can easily message them here for guidance and support.

If you need immediate attention to your mental health issues, you can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you feel like your life is in danger, call 000.

Please know that help is always available and a good first step is to talk to someone you trust, such as a partner, family member, friend or colleague. We also encourage you to seek professional support from your GP, a psychologist or a counsellor for a face-to-face assessment. These health professionals are all trained to help people going through mental health difficulties and provide you with the appropriate support.

Telephone or online mental health resources can often be effective, especially if you aren’t able to access a health service, or find talking to someone face-to-face difficult. Here are some telephone and online resources to try:

Health Direct Service Finder for assistance finding a local GP or counsellor

Head to Health for advice, assessment and referral into local mental health services — call 1800 595 212 from 8:30am to 5pm on weekdays (public holidays excluded)

Butterfly Foundation for people affected by eating disorders and negative body image — a person with the illness, their family and their friends — call  1800 33 4673 or chat online