Psychiatrist Canberra Australia
Dr Sunita D’Souza
Metro 1, Unit 1
45 Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin ACT 2912.
Phone: 02 61836490
Email for DVA delegates /reports only: Dr Sunita D’Souza- Email : email@example.com
Referral must be triaged and accepted by Dr D’Souza for any appointment.
Dr D’Souza is accepting new referrals. Please contact reception to find out the status of your referral.
Referrals for below 18 years old will not be accepted. Please contact a Child/ Adolescent Psychiatrist.
The nationwide shortage of psychiatrists ( 13.7 Full Time Equivalent per 100,000 population) has increased workloads for existing Psychiatrists . If your referral has been accepted, we will notify you.
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Dr D’Souza provides treatment for defence personnel and others professionals including Police Officers, Paramedics and those who have also endured ongoing trauma while performing their daily work routines. Eligible individuals must be referred through either a medical practitioner (for example, a GP or Open Arms team)
Mental health affects how we think, feel and act. If you struggle with mental health issues, you may find it difficult to manage your emotions, handle stress, relate to others or simply make choices.
When things are not going well for you or someone you know, it is important to remember that you are not alone and there are people and services that can give you the help, support and assistance you may need.
According to the World health organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
So rather than being about ‘what’s the problem?’ it’s really about ‘what’s going well?’
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Progressive muscle relaxation
Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR) is useful for relaxing your body when your muscles are tense, perhaps as a result of stress. This relaxation involves tensing up a group of muscles so that they are as tightly contracted as possible, holding them in a state of tension for a few seconds, and then relaxing the muscle.
If you are thinking about suicide and need immediate help, then contact:
Call 000 if your life is in immediate danger.
Lifeline’s 13 11 14 crisis support service is available 24/7. Anyone in Australia can speak to a trained Crisis Supporter over the phone, any time of the day or night.
1800 55 1800 Online counselling available
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private, and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Counselling is currently offered by phone 1800 55 1800 ,webchat, and email.
Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service providing 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.
No health without mental health
Mental health is a lot more than the absence of illness: it is an intrinsic part of our individual and collective health and well-being. World Mental Health Report shows, to achieve the global objectives set out in the WHO “Comprehensive mental health action plan 2013–2030” and the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to transform our attitudes, actions and approaches to promote and protect mental health, and to provide and care for those in need.
We can and should do this by transforming the environments that influence our mental health and by developing community-based mental health services capable of achieving universal health coverage for mental health. As part of these efforts, we must intensify our collaborative action to integrate mental health into primary health care.
In so doing, we will reduce suffering, preserve people’s dignity and advance the development of our communities and societies. Our vision is a world where mental health is valued, promoted and protected; where mental health conditions are prevented; where one can exercise their human rights and access affordable, quality mental health care; and where everyone can participate fully in society free from stigma and discrimination.