According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is the state of well-being in which every individual with their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to their community (WHO, 2014). Nearly half of all Australians (45%) will experience some form of mental illness during their lifetime, and those that don't will most likely know someone that does. But there's still a lot of stigma and confusion around the topic and that's where learning and growing comes in.

Mental illness comprises a wide range of disorders and varies in its severity. The effect of mental illness can be severe on the individuals and families concerned and its influence is far-reaching for society as a whole. Social problems commonly associated with mental illness include poverty, unemployment or reduced productivity and homelessness. Those with mental illness often experience problems such as isolation, discrimination and stigma. It's important to make sure that as many people as possible know what mental illness looks like and what can be done to treat it - even if it's not an issue for you right now, it might be one day, either for you or someone you know.

At Start Nursing Services mental health issues are very important to us and we make an effort to supply facilities with professionals with adequate experience and knowledge in mental health sector to work with clients without any stigma or prejudice .Staff at Start Nursing Services are determined to provided quality care & treatments in mental health facilities for various conditions including but not limited to:
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief issues
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Substance disorders
  • Addiction disorders
  • Adult anxiety disorders
  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychotic illnesses
  • Post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD)