General Counselling

The Banyule Community Health Generalist Counselling Program provides a range of services for individuals, couples, children and families affected by common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, especially as a result of social disadvantage.

We also work with a range of other problems including but not exclusive to: grief and loss, family violence, past sexual abuse, couple / family relationship / children's issues, and parenting difficulties.

We have qualified counsellors located at both service sites.
All of the services are provided by experienced and qualified psychologists, social workers, and family therapists.

Services include:

  • Bio psychosocial assessment
  • Individual counselling
  • Couple counselling
  • Counselling for Children and Families
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Working in partnership with other service providers
  • Group Programs
  • Casework
  • Single Session Work

To enquire about this service, please contact BCH Service Access on 9450 2000.

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency 000
Direct Line 1800 888 236
Drug Info 1300 858 584
Hep C Infoline 1800 703 003
Suicide Helpline 1300 651 251
Smoking Quitline 137 848
Family Drug Help 1300 660 068
Lifeline 131 114
The Mental Health Advice Line 1300 280 737
Austin Health’s Mental Health Services 1300 859 789
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service 1800 015 188 (24 hours)


LIFT stepped care model for mental health

Banyule Community Health is a service provider for the LIFT stepped care model for mental health.

LIFT works with you and your care team, building on your strengths, to support your recovery. It is flexible, to meet your needs and recognises that the impact of your mental health concerns will vary over time.

LIFT provides expert support from mental health nurses, psychologists and counsellors, care coordinators and peer workers, to people who are not able to afford or access similar services, including asylum seekers. It is a free service.

For further information please download the LIFT flyer.