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Mental Health News – Apr ’16

Mental Health News – Apr ’16

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Designed for our Youth – Mental Health Services

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. In the Sydney north region there are two headspace locations – Chatswood and Brookvale.

The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the support they need for problems affecting their wellbeing.

Support is provided across four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services and access to a GP, psychologist, social worker, alcohol and drug worker, counsellor, vocational worker or youth worker are all available under the one roof. A number of centres also have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, welfare workers and family therapists.
headspace services are available to young people for free, and are provided in a safe, confidential and youth-friendly environment

headspace Chatswood
30 Devonshire Street, Chatswood, New South Wales 2067
P: (02) 8021 3668 F: (02) 8021 7410
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:30pm

headspace Brookvale
Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street, Brookvale, New South Wales 2100
P: (02) 9937 6500 F: (02) 9938 3099
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:30pm

GPs sought

If you are a GP and interested in working with young people including bulk billing young people in financial need, please contact SNHN’s Youth Officer, Phillip Stone on 9432 8250 or e: pstone@snhn.org.au.

GPs can refer patients to the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program by calling the Sydney North Health Network GP referral line on 1300 782 391.

April and May’s allocation of services are as follows:

Service Delivery
Number of Referrals Available in April
Number of Referrals Available in May

General ATAPS including:

  • Mild to moderate general mental health disorders.
  • Children.
  • Postnatal depression.

0 (negotiable)

146

Suicide Prevention including:

  • Self-harm.
  • Mild to moderate suicide ideation.

12

40

Mental health poll question for SNHN website

Each month SNHN polls an online health question to its community of health professionals and residents. This month we ask:

Have you talked to your GP about mental health?

If you would like to provide your response to this month’s online poll question CLICK HERE.

GPs can refer patients to the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program by calling the Sydney North Health Network GP referral line on 1300 782 391.

This month’s allocation of services are as follows:

Service Delivery

General ATAPS including:

  • Mild to moderate general mental health disorders.
  • Children.
  • Postnatal depression.

Number of Referrals Available

61

Service Delivery

Suicide Prevention including:

  • Self-harm.
  • Mild to moderate suicide ideation.

Number of Referrals Available

31

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