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Head to Health

The Australian Government, through the Department of Health, has developed a new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health.

When you visit Head to Health you can search and access a range of telephone based and online mental health services, which are either free of charge or low cost. These services range from information, telephone and web counselling services, through to web-based treatment programs and peer support forums.

Head to Health has a range of resources from trusted Australian based providers and is there to help you (or someone you care about) feel more in control of your mental health at a time and place convenient to you. On the site you can choose the information, advice and services you are most comfortable with. You can also narrow the search to filter results more appropriate to your preferences, such as your age and population group (e.g. Veterans, Carers or LGBTIQ etc).

If you're not sure where to start, you can use Sam the Chatbot. Sam will ask you a few questions about your situation before providing tailored recommendations on information and services to suit your needs.

And of course, staying mentally healthy is important too. Head to Health has tips and ideas on maintaining your mental health and general wellbeing including topics on eating, sleep and staying connected with others.

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Last reviewed: June 2018

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Physical health | Head to Health

Physical health and mental health are strongly connected. A holistic approach that links physical, social, emotional, and mental health is necessary for wellbeing.

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Food | Head to Health

Eating well plays a key role in your overall health and wellbeing. It’s important to know how to improve your eating habits and maintain a healthy, balanced diet.

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Connecting with pets | Head to Health

Spending time with animals can benefit your mental wellbeing and physical health. Caring for a pet can bring about a sense of purpose and reduce social isolation.

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Connecting with community | Head to Health

Being part of a community can have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing. Community involvement provides a sense of belonging and social connectedness.

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Feeling safe, stable and secure | Head to Health

Many factors can influence your sense of security – whether financial, physical, or in the workplace. Feeling safe and secure is central to your health and wellbeing.

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Being active | Head to Health

Physical activity doesn't only mean exercise. It could be anything you do in your day-to-day life. What’s important is to find the right physical activity for you.

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Connecting with friends | Head to Health

People have always relied on friendships for companionship and support. Having friends can play a vital role in maintaining your mental health and wellbeing.

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Sleep | Head to Health

Your sleeping patterns can affect how you feel throughout the day. When you don't get enough sleep, it can impact your physical and mental health. So, how well are you sleeping?

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Connecting with family | Head to Health

Our families can play a key role in our mental health and wellbeing. Good family relationships can make us feel safe and loved, and provide a sense of belonging.

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Connecting with culture | Head to Health

Your family and cultural background shape your attitudes about mental health and wellbeing. Your culture may also shape how you relax, practise self-care, and resolve conflicts.

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