Head to Health has been developed to support the mental health of people, of all ages. If your mental health is suffering because of the current pandemic, now is the time to reach out, even if you’ve never felt like this or asked for help before.
Take the first steps towards finding mental health and wellbeing support that is best for you. The sooner you talk about your mental health, the sooner you’ll get the help and support you need, to help you move forward and feel stronger.
A trained professional will take your call, give you advice, and if you need it connect you to the best support or service for you.
You can call 1800 595 212, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).
This is not a crisis service. If you need immediate help or are at risk of harm to yourself or others call 000 now.
Head to Health has been designed to provide mental health support to those in need, where mental health trained professionals will assist individuals in attaining appropriate care.
Head to Health has been designed to provide mental health support to those struggling since the extended lockdown. If you’re not feeling OK, 1800 595 212 can help direct you to the appropriate support networks.
When you call 1800 595 212 a trained mental health professional will talk to you and help direct you to an appropriate service. This may be to an existing mental health service in your area or if appropriate, to receive care at a Head to Health mental health service, either onsite or through telehealth.
You may have recognised a change in behaviour in someone around you, or you are aware of someone who has a clinically diagnosed mental health condition.
Head to Health can help you, and the people you care about, find the right mental health services. You can help support someone by calling 1800 595 212.
Anyone can contact Head to Health. This includes referrals from GPs and other mental health providers, friends or family members.
Start by calling 1800 595 212. A trained mental health professional will ask you a range of questions to ensure your needs are appropriately identified.
In addition, a Head to Health mental health hub is available in Shellharbour through Family Services Australia and is conveniently located in the Family Services House, Illawarra Shoalhaven Community Services Hub at Stockland Shellharbour City Centre for COVID-safe face-to-face appointments. For more information about the local hub please click here.
You can also visit the Australian Government's Head To Health webpage.
Health professionals can find out more information about Head to Health and how to refer by viewing the slides from a recent webinar here. Health professionals can also visit their local HealthPathways website for further information:
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