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Be You is a national mental health in education initiative which equips Educators to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people from 0-18 years, providing an end-to-end approach for early learning services, primary schools, and secondary schools across Australia.

KRCCC is a registered Be You learning community.

Some of our actions so far include:

  • The service has established a Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy
  • Our Educators have registered with Be You, giving them access to comprehensive resources including training modules, observation tool, networking events, survey templates, and factsheets
  • Our Educator team has attended training on how to use the BETLS Observation Tool and Mental Health Continuum
  • The service has established an ‘Educator Wellbeing’ resource folder where our team can access info and referral information for local support agencies
  • We have gathered input from our community via a Be You Family Survey and an Educator wellbeing survey
  • We have raised awareness with an RUOk? Day 2022 centre event, including sharing an informational video with our community, providing gift packs for our Educators, and promoting the message Sip with me. Let’s talk. to our families

Local community support resources for child and family mental health & wellbeing

Your GP If you feel you need mental health help and it’s not an emergency, your GP is your first point of call to determine support needed and provide a referral. Support may include:

  • making a mental health assessment
  • creating a Mental Health Treatment Plan
  • referring you to a psychiatrist or other mental health professional
  • giving you a prescription for medicines to treat depression or anxiety

A Mental Health Treatment Plan lets you claim up to 20 sessions with a mental health professional each calendar year. To start with, your GP will refer you for up to 6 sessions at a time. If you need more, they can refer you for further sessions. Depending on fees charged by the mental health professional, sessions may be at low or no out of pocket cost.

East Ringwood Clinic is a mixed billing practice with discounts available for Pensioners and Health Care Card holders, and bulk-billing for children. Services include GPs and allied health services including:

  • Osteopathy
  • Psychology
  • Dietitian
  • Diabetes education
  • Practice Nurse

Detials: 110-112 Railway Avenue, Ringwood East, Ph 9870 4455, Mon to Fri 8.30am-5.45pm, Saturday 9am-12pm

Maroondah Early Childhood Intervention Program is part of EACH’s Early Childhood Services, providing assistance to families with complex needs who might find accessing services difficult without support. Services provided include assessment, therapy, education and family support
Details: 75 Patterson St Ringwood East, Call 1300 003 224

EACH Community Health provides an integrated range of health, disability, general counselling and community mental health services including:

  • EACH Youth & Family Counselling Team (call 1300 003 224) provide free programs and counselling support to young people aged 12-25 years. Appointments via Telehealth, phone or video conference are available Mon–Fri 9am-5pm
  • EACH Youth Health Clinic (call 1300 003 224) is a free, confidential and caring GP clinic for young people aged 12-25. Clinic nurses also provide training and education in youth health to health professionals and organisations working with at-risk/homeless youth

EACH Mental Health Services are located at: 46 Warrandyte Rd Ringwood

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year-olds. Services include:

  • Online and phone support
  • Parent and carer info sessions
  • Early psychosis program
  • Interactive tools and resources online

Access Health and Community (Ringwood) work with adults, young people and family members. Mental health services include:

  • Psychological Therapy and Counselling
  • Care Coordination
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Peer support
  • Mental health group programs
  • Steps Mental Health program
  • Mental health services via the NDIS
  • Education and training programs for schools and community organisations

Mental Health Intake Team Ph 9810 3000

The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.

Services offered:

  • Women, children and young people’s family violence services
  • Child and family services
  • Aboriginal services
  • Men’s family violence services

Details: 30-32 Prospect Street, Box Hill, Call 1800 354 322, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)

Eastern Health Child Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS) is for children and young people up to the age of 24 years who are displaying symptoms of psychiatric disorder or severe emotional and behavioural disturbance. The aim of Eastern Health CYMHS is to reduce the extent and severity of mental health problems in infants, children and young people in our community.

Services include:

  • Consultation and Assessment
  • Community clinical case management
  • Evidence based therapeutic interventions – individual, family and group
  • Acute Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Care

As CYMHS is a specialist mental health service, it is recommended that the following supports are considered before contacting CYMHS:

  • visiting GP
  • speaking with school welfare coordinator
  • contacting community support services

All referrals should be directed to the CYMHS Access Team during business hours 9-5 pm Monday to Friday on 1300 721 927 (Press Option 2)

For Psychiatric Emergencies after hours/weekends contact a Psychiatric Triage clinician on 1300 721 927

General Practitioners, private health providers, community agencies or young people and parents/carers can refer to CYMHS