HeadtoHelp for Mental Health Support

The sooner you HeadtoHelp, the better you’ll feel.

HeadtoHelp supports Victorians of all ages. If your mental health is suffering because of the current pandemic, call HeadtoHelp now.

What is HeadtoHelp?

HeadtoHelp hubs, set up as a state-wide service by Victoria’s six PHNs, offer clinical advice, referral and wraparound care for Victorians struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hubs are needs-based and recovery-focused. They support people in mental health distress with access to multidisciplinary teams of mental health workers, including psychologists, mental health nurses, social workers, and alcohol and drug workers.

The development of HeadtoHelp followed concerns over rising incidents of self-harm, and a spike in the use of services like Beyond Blue, Lifeline and Kids Helpline by Victorians.*

Murray PHN CEO, Matt Jones said the hubs would provide additional mental health capability to help Victorians find the right mental health service for their needs. HeadtoHelp provides onsite support for those who need it, along with telehealth for anyone across our region.

“Our focus will be to provide help for people who need support with their mental health, often for the first time in their lives,” he said. “HeadtoHelp will work closely with existing providers including GPs and hospitals, referring people to more intensive mental health care or social supports if they need that level of help.”

The Australian Government announced $26.9m of new funding to establish 15 dedicated mental health clinics (hubs) across Victoria on 17 August 2020.

HeadtoHelp at SCHS

Contact us on 1800 595 212 and ask to speak with the HeadtoHelp team.

You can also just ‘walk in’ to see us at 137 13th Street, Mildura between 10am and 2pm weekdays.

You can also email us at MentalHealthHub@schs.com.au

This is a FREE service.

Support

Victorians of all ages concerned about their mental health can call HeadtoHelp on 1800 595 212 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm) to talk to a health professional and find the support that meets their needs.
HeadtoHelp is not a crisis service. If you need immediate help or are at risk of harm to yourself or others call 000.
 
Urgent support:
LifeLine 13 11 14
MensLine 1300 789 978
Beyond Blue – Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 512 348
SuicideLine 1300 651 251
HeadtoHelp is a collaborative initiative of Victoria’s PHNs and funded by the Australian Government.

Digital resources

During the first wave of the pandemic, families around the world expressed solidarity by placing teddy bears in windows.   In phase two of the HeadtoHelp campaign, we’re asking people to #SharetheBear to show their support for people in need of mental health care.

Click here to visit the Murray PHN’s webpage with links to digital resources, including those translated in to languages other than English.