Mental Health

Updated: Sep 25, 2018


Almost half of all adult Australians are affected by mental illness at some time in their life. Mental health issues can affect a persons ability to interact successfully with family, friends, workmates and the wider community. It can be associated with significant distress and disability and can lead to isolation and discrimination.

The most common mental illnesses are depressive mood, anxiety and substance use disorder. Most people with mental illness recover well and are able to lead fulfilling lives in the community provided they receive appropriate support and treatment.

Mental health nurse The role of the mental health nurse is diverse and we are very fortunate to have a credentialed mental health nurse attached to our practice. We strongly believe that early intervention is the best way to manage mental health distress.

You may need help with stress related to:

  • Feeling hopeless

  • Low self esteem

  • Poor sleep

  • Poor motivation

  • Understanding your symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • Understanding  your medication

  • Obsessive thoughts

  • Compulsions

  • Managing with Court or Centrelink

  • Help with filling in forms

  • Cutting  down on alcohol and / or drugs

  • Grief

  • Family breakdown

  • Debt , financial difficulties

  • Gambling

  • Past trauma

  • Loneliness

  • Bullying

  • Computer games addiction

If you are experiencing stress, book an appointment to see Alan Hainsworth our specialist mental health practitioner.


Alan can provide a variety of interventions for patients of all ages. Alan is a trained listener and will work with you, exploring ways you can improve your wellbeing and functioning.


This service is FREE to practice patients. We recommend taking advantage of this free service if you are feeling stressed.


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Riverside Family Practice

15 Richmond Street

Casino, NSW 2470

Phone: 02 66 627 711