As part of the Australian Government’s $4 billion commitment to national mental health reform, a new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health, launched on 7 October.
Head to Health provides a one-stop shop for services and evidenced-based resources, delivered by some of Australia’s most trusted mental health service providers.
It aims to provide people experiencing a mental health condition, Carers who support someone with a mental health condition or health professionals, with better access to information about mental health care.
The website includes: free and low-cost apps, online support communities, online courses and phone support services; allowing people easy access to services that best suits their mental health and wellbeing needs.
Evidence shows that for the one in five working age Australians who will experience a mental health condition each year, digital interventions can be as effective as face-to-face services.
The website encourages people to seek help before they reach a crisis and supports people to make positive changes to their mental health and wellbeing.
For further information on the new digital mental health gateway, please visit the Head to Health website on: www.headtohealth.gov.au