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This practice is Covid aware and recommended hygiene principles are applied. Hygienic cleaning practices are observed in the consulting room. Clients are requested to use hand sanitizer on entering the premises. Please inform us if you have any cold or flu like symptoms or have had recent contact with anyone testing positive for Covid -19 virus.   


For practical information and resources on looking after your mental and physical health 



In an emergency call 000 or visit your local emergency department


Helplines can provide you with immediate access to support and advice that is confidential, free and anonymous. 


Mental Health Emergency Response 1300 555 788 (Metro) or 1800 552 002 (Rural link)


Lifeline 13 11 14


Kids Helpline 1800 551 800


beyond blue 1300 224 636


Alcohol and Drug Support Line  08 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (Country)


Suicide Call Back Service   1300 659 467


The Samaritans Crisis Line  08 9381 5555 (main line) or 1800 198 313 (Country Toll Free)


Child Protection and Family Support Crisis Care Helpline*

08 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (Country Toll Free)


Carer Gateway  (support&services, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm)*  1800 422 737


Kids Helpline    1800 551 800 (5 to 25 year olds)

Butterfly Foundation (eating disorders) 1800 334 673   

Headspace (12- 25 year olds)  1800 022 222

Family and Domestic Violence

Accommodation Assistance              NDIS Supported Housing & Accommodation | SDA - Housing Hub

General Information for GPs:


AMHSW's are registered providers with Medicare Australia. They have been assessed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) on behalf of the Commonwealth Government as having specialist mental health expertise. 


AMHSW's have a breadth of experience in assessing and treating people who have mental health disorders. AMHSW's are experts in the broader psychosocial implications of mental health issues.


AMHSW's use a wide range of evidence based therapeutic interventions including; Interpersonal Therapy, CBT, DBT, ACT, Relaxation Strategies, Psychoeducation, Structured Problem Solving, Parenting Skills Training, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. 

Referral Information for GPs

After the creation of a Mental Health Care Plan with referral to, 

Jean Chaney AMHSW, Hill Top Counselling Centre.

Your patient can then contact below to arrange an appointment.                                                     


 hilltop-centre               0414 293 234 

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