United Minds is a community based psychology and social support service located in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. Our private psychology clinic delivers a comprehensive psychology services to the local community. Our Community Service Program (CSP) is our charity division that provides support to the community through community funded sessions in our psychology clinic, a foodbank, material aid and referrals to local community services and support schemes.
United Minds Community Services delivers a
unique and comprehensive psychology support service. Our mission is to:
To provide a comprehensive mental health service to the local community
To help people access individual and group support regardless of their financial circumstances
To help bring people and communities together to prevent and/or improve mental health
To extend traditional psychology by considering social contributors to mental health
United Minds is a Not-For-Profit charity founded by Managing Director, Melissa Duckmanton, in 2013 as a community based bulk billing psychology service. The purpose of the service was to bridge the gap in access to mental health support by removing the financial burden of psychological support. With postgraduate training in community psychology, our founding director worked hard to grow our traditional psychology service and our community service program, building a unique and comprehensive psychology support service. Today, we offer the local community comprehensive psychology clinic which offers both counselling and psychological assessment. Our charity division the Community Service Program (CSP) secures community funding to help people experiencing financial difficulty access psychological support. It also provides financial and material aid, runs a food bank and provides food hampers to those in need and provides community funded psychological support. The CSP also allows our mental health team to extend support outside of the therapy room by providing financial and material aid support for registered clients to support a positive mental health.
We have a diverse team of experiences and skilled psychologists. To find out more about how we can help, click here.
We have an experienced counsellor on our team offering both individual counselling and relationship counselling. Please click here find out more about our counsellor, Bree.
United Minds offers a range of psychological assessments for children, adolescents and adults.
United Minds operates a student clinic which offers a low cost psychology counselling and assessment service with heavily supervised provisional psychologists.
Community Funded Psychology Support
Eligible community members may be able to access our limited community funded psychology services. No referral is needed for this service, but spaces are limited.
Currently, our community funded initiative is in its infancy and still raising much needed funds to help people access support. For further information about how you can help us get this support off the ground, please visit our community funding page.
United Minds conducts Programs and Workshops throughout the year. To learn more about these, please click here.
Financial & Material Aid, food bank and hampers
Our CSP offers financial and material aid, access to foodbank items and food hampers to eligible community members. To read more about what we do, click here.
Years serving the community
Psychology Sessions Offered in 2021
Bulk Billed Sessions and Probono Sessions in 2020
People helped with financial/material aid, foodbank items and/or hampers
Help Support Us
United Minds does not receive any government funding for our CSP services. Any donations we receive are put towards our CSP to help fund our services such as food bank, financial and material aid, and community funded psychology therapy and assessment sessions for people who are unable to afford mental health support
605 Yan Yean Rd
10/75 Main Hurstbridge Rd
* we also use community rooms at Jindi Community Centre (Mernda)
PO Box 7 Doreen 3754
Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Monday – Friday 9AM – 7PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
Strictly by appointment only