"Are You Ok" .... Where To Now ?

Thursday, 7 May 2015
“Feeling the pressure at school, work or home, low in mood, or experiencing grief and loss? Let’s talk it over”, says Portland District Health psychologist Lauren Yuill.

PDH offers a confidential counselling service in a comfortable environment within Portland's own community.

Ms Yuill consults from the Health Services Centre and there is ample parking for clients at the rear of the hospital.

PDH provides a comfortable, confidential service that allows you to see a qualified counsellor, psychologist, social worker or mental health nurse without the need to travel out of town, Ms Yuill said.

PDH Director of Primary & Community Health Fiona Heenan said Lauren can assist people of all ages with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, eating disorders, relationship counselling for couples, trauma, grief and loss. She is one of a large team of experienced male and female counsellors who can work with you and your family in your time of need, from children, youth, couples, in either one to one or group environments,she said.

Social workers also form part of the dynamic counselling team who can assist people to access support to address financial hardship, housing, social isolation, community engagement, grief and loss, low mood depression and anxiety, friend or workplace conflict, family relationships, and parenting issues, childhood and school issues, eating and body image issues, and death or palliative care of family or a friend.

PDH invites all people in the community to access the services they require locally without the need to travel out of town.

Lauren Yuill's return following maternity leave complements the broad experience of the PDH Counselling team which includes Michelle Lesek, psychologist, social workers Bronwyn Keiller and Mikala Staples, and specialist alcohol and drug counsellors; Bev McIroy, Sue Johnson, Kim Cooke, Gerry Leonard and Wendy Howe.

“PDH counselling staff are well aware that your mental health is just as important as your physical wellbeing; they know that one can impact upon the other, and that sometimes people respond to life's stresses in various ways,Ms Yuill said.

Further Information, please contact PH: 55210653

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