Other services and supports from Central Coast Mental Health

Family visiting room

The family visiting room is a private space that was specially designed to be used by families, carers and friends who are visiting patients in the Gosford Mental Health Centre at Gosford Hospital.  The family visiting room has information and resources available for families and carers. When visiting someone in the Gosford Mental Health Centre ask a staff member about using the family visiting room.

 

Partners in depression

Do you love, support or care for someone with depression?  Partner, sibling, son, daughter, parent or friend?  If so, 'partners in depression' can help you.  Partners in depression is a FREE six week group program that aims to address the information and support needs of the partners, family members and friends of people with depression.

PDF Document Partners in depression (164 KB)

For more information or to register your interest phone 4320 2941 or email Jenice.Alliston@health.nsw.gov.au

Mental health first aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is sought. Youth MHFA, Standard MHFA and Aboriginal MHFA courses are available on the Central Coast for local services, organisations, businesses, government departments, non-government organisations and community members. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

For more information on MHFA courses held on the Central Coast or to book, phone 4320 3170.

PDF Document MHFA courses (127 KB)

For information about other courses offered around Australia visit the MHFA site.

External page link Mental health first aid

Good mental health e-Newsletter

Good Mental Health is an e-newsletter produced by the Central Coast Mental Health Service for the Central Coast community.  In each edition you will find useful information about local services, organisations and groups that can help maintain good mental health and be of assistance if you are experiencing mental ill-health.  It also includes local events that promote good mental health.

PDF Document Good mental health e-Newsletter (2.25 MB)

Email Jenice.Alliston@health.nsw.gov.au to be added to, or removed from, the email list for this e-newsletter.

Mental health – art works! exhibition

This multi-award winning exhibition is hosted in October each year by the Central Coast Mental Health Service to celebrate Mental Health month.  People on the Central Coast whose lives have been affected by mental illness are invited to exhibit, including family, carers and friends.  Artists of all ages exhibit a diverse range of artwork which includes all the different mediums in painting as well as sculpture, drawings, ceramics, photography and writing. Many artists share the inspiration behind their artwork and some of their personal story, which is displayed with their artwork. This creates a very powerful and unique viewing experience.

PDF Document Call for artworks flyer (243 KB)

PDF Document Artworks entry pack (447 KB)

For more information or to go onto a mailing list for an entry pack phone 4320 2941 or email Jenice.Alliston@health.nsw.gov.au