CENTRAL COAST HEAD TO HEALTH POP-UP CLINIC OPEN

7 September 2021 

A Head to Health Pop-Up service is now available for people across the Central Coast experiencing mental ill-health due to COVID-19. 

Federal Liberal Member for Robertson said the pop-up clinic located at Tuggerah has been developed to support the mental health of people across the Central Coast, of all ages, who may be struggling during the extended lockdown. 

“Sometimes finding the support you need can seem overwhelming,” Ms Wicks said. 

“This service is designed so people who may not have needed to access mental health support previously can do so by chatting to a trained professional. 

“If your mental health is suffering because of the current pandemic, now is the time to reach out, even if you’ve never felt like this or asked for help before. 

The Head to Health pop-up hubs are offer free services and can be accessed by calling 1800 595 212. 

Mental health supports will be delivered through a multidisciplinary team of mental health workers, including psychologists, mental health nurses, mental health occupational therapists, social workers and peer workers. 

“By calling the 1800 number, residents can discuss their needs and concerns with a trained professional who will help direct them to mental health services in their area that most appropriately meet their individual situation,” Ms Wicks said. 

“Head to Health Pop-Up can also provide face-to-face services onsite or telehealth services. 

“This is one of 10 Head to Health Pop Up clinics in NSW set-up by the Australian Government to support those living in areas most affected by the NSW lockdown.” 

This service has been set up at Beam Health, 1 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah NSW. 

The service is available by calling 1800 595 212 Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays). The Head to Health centres across NSW will offer a range of mental health services and will remain in operation until June 2022. 

The Government continues to make mental health a national priority, investing a record $2.3 billion in the 2021-22 Budget for the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan to lead landmark reform of the mental health system. This includes a record $6.5 billion in mental health and suicide prevention services and supports in 2021-22, doubling since 2012-13. 

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