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Head to Health Program shows off new digs

11 October 2022

The team at Access Services and Head to Health rolled out the red carpet for Assistant Minister Emma McBride when she visited last month to show her support for the new national phone service.

Assistant Minister McBride, along with VIPs from the Brisbane South PHN and Neami International, called in on the service to see the premises and gain an understanding of its day-to-day operations.

The visit kicked off with a meet and greet and Q & A session delivered by Nursing Director Sandra Powell and Acting Executive Director Linda Hipper. 

The benefits of calls being answered by mental health clinicians and being co-located with existing service MH Call were among the topics discussed.
Assistant Minister McBride was then treated to a tour to further understand how the confidential service was delivered. 

Metro South Health has been working collaboratively with the Brisbane South PHN and Neami International since August to implement Head to Health in the Brisbane South region. 

Assistant Minister McBride said the Head to Health Service was an important expansion of the national Head to Health service, which now included 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,” she said.

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. 

Last updated 11 October 2022
Last reviewed 11 October 2022

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