The people of Armadale and surrounding areas have access to free, quality mental health support with a new Head to Health adult mental health service now open.
Adults can access this new service by visiting the centre at 65 Church Avenue, Armadale or making a free call to Head to Health on 1800 595 212. No GP referral is needed to access support.
Head to Health provides a safe and welcoming place for adults to access mental health information, services, and support delivered by multidisciplinary care teams over extended hours, without needing a prior appointment or paying a fee.
Services include immediate support and follow-up for people presenting in crisis, as well as short to medium term care for people with moderate to severe mental health needs.
Fully funded by the Australian Government, Armadale Head to Health was commissioned by the Western Australia Primary Health Alliance and is operated by St John of God Social Outreach.
Armadale Head to Health will provide mental health support for a growing community and will complement existing services in Gosnells, Midland and Mirrabooka. A further Head to Health Centre is currently being established in Northam and is expected to open its doors in late 2024.
Quotes attributable to Member for Burt, Matt Keogh:
“I’m proud the Albanese Government is delivering improved access to much needed mental health services across our south-eastern suburbs.
“There’s no doubt it’s been increasingly difficult to access healthcare. Funding a new Head to Health Service in our community and the recent tripling the GP bulk billing incentive is turning that around.”
“It’s important our community is assured that that when they need mental health support, it will be there.”
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister, Emma McBride:
“Having accessible and safe places to address mental health needs is essential to having a strong and healthy community.
“Head to Health centres are staffed by highly trained and caring mental health professionals who can deliver care across a spectrum of mental health needs or refer people to more suitable services.
“All Australians deserve access to quality and affordable mental health care and support which is why the Albanese Government is delivering 61 Head to Health centres nationally.”