Mental health and well being

Mental health problems can affect all children, no matter their age. Good mental health is important for healthy development, and research tells us that recognising and addressing problems early can help improve outcomes.

Often parents don’t feel confident in seeking help for their child’s social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing. It’s important for you and your child to have support. If your child has ongoing issues socialising, controlling feelings appropriately, learning, or meeting milestones, it can be helpful to talk about your concerns with your GP, maternal child health nurse or school or kindergarten teacher.

If you or your child are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm, contact emergency services on 000.

Warning signs that your child needs extra support:


    • Not acting like themselves


    • Changes in sleeping or eating


    • Avoiding people or social situations they used to enjoy


    • More emotional than usual – anger, worry, sadness and crying


    • They aren’t performing as well at school as they used to


    • Lacking energy or motivation to do everyday tasks


    • Self-harming


    • Drug and alcohol use


    • Feeling hopeless about the future

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Our practice offers Bulk-billing to both new and existing patients holding a valid Medicare card with no out-of-pocket cost for standard consultations from Monday to Friday

You Can Now Book Your Appointments Online

Pakenham Family Health uses an online booking system for appointments. To get started, simply click on the “Book An Appointment” button below and select your dates and GP.

Alternatively, if you have any other questions, please call our reception office during our business operating hours and our staff will attend to your queries.

For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on 13 7425.

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  • In the event of an emergency, please call 000 for an ambulance. For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on: 13 SICK (13 74 25)
  • Call : 1300 7425