National Head to Health phone service goes live

The Albanese Government is proud to announce the official launch of the new Head to Health phone service which will help Australians access mental health support in their own communities.

The Hon Emma McBride MP
Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Assistant Minister Rural and Regional Health

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The Albanese Government is proud to announce the official launch of the new Head to Health phone service which will help Australians access mental health support in their own communities.
 
Every Australian, no matter where they live, can now make a free phone call to the national Head to Health support line where they will receive advice, assessment, and referral to mental health services that best suit their needs.
 
This will help people, their friends and family, and their carers to seek the support they need when they need it.
 
You can contact Head to Health on 1800 595 212 from 8:30am to 5pm weekdays to find the right mental health service for yourself or someone you care for.
 
After entering their postcode, the caller will then be connected to a trained intake worker who understands the mental health services in their region.
 
The national phone service will operate alongside physical Head to Health centres, satellites, and the Head to Health website, giving Australians several ways to receive timely advice, assessment, and treatment.
 
Anyone in need of information and advice on the best mental health supports available to them or someone they know, can reach out to Head to Health.
 
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister, Emma McBride:
 
“The Head to Health phone service is an important expansion of the national Head to Health service, which now includes a network of adult mental health centres and satellite services.
 
“The phone service is free and easy to access and will connect people to mental health services in their community that best suits their needs.
 
“The mental health and wellbeing of all Australians is a top priority for the Albanese Government and we believe it’s vital that everyone has access to the care they need when they need it, no matter where they live.”

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