New mental health services available

14 February 2024

People living in South Eastern NSW can now access new mental health services, following the opening of four Mental Health Hubs in Wollongong, Goulburn, Shoalhaven and Bega.

According to Prudence Buist, CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, the new Mental Health Hubs have been commissioned in partnership with two new Head to Health services in Shellharbour and Moruya.

“The new services will offer in-person, phone, internet or group supports to improve wellbeing and mental health and have been co-designed with services and the community to target local needs. There will be another hub opening shortly in Queanbeyan,” said Ms Buist.

"We are delighted to have these services now available so that more people in our region will be able to get the help they need.

“The services will help to reduce wait times and improve access to and awareness of mental health care, especially for people who may not have previously accessed mental health supports,” she added.

Ms Buist said: “Anyone can experience mental health concerns. Many people in our region will experience a time when they need to reach out for support for themselves, a loved one, colleague or friend. Accessing the mental health hubs is free and no appointment or referral is needed - people can simply walk into one of the Hubs or call them directly.”

People of any age, including yourself, your family, friends, carers, GPs or other health professionals can contact services directly, or through the Head to Health phoneline, to talk to a trained and friendly professional who will help you access the best support or service for you.

For service contact details, visit our website, or phone the Head to Health phoneline on 1800 595 212, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Commissioning, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Mental health, Southern NSW