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Head to Health

Whether you are looking for mental health support for yourself, someone you care about, or just trying to improve your wellbeing - Head to Health is a good place to start.

Vision and mission

Head to Health is a free confidential service from the Australian Government. It connects you with the help and support you need to keep mentally healthy.

How Head to Health can help

  • Head to Health is an open door if you are looking for mental health information, services, and support for yourself or someone you care about.
  • Head to Health can be accessed online, via phone or in person at a Head to Health centre.
  • For mental health advice and support, call Head to Health on 1800 595 212. Our team can help you access the local mental health services and supports that are right for you.
  • Head to Health centres are a safe and welcoming space to talk to someone if you, or someone you care about, are in distress, or need help finding the right mental health support to meet your needs. Support through Head to Health centres is free. No appointment or GP referral is required.
  • The Head to Health quiz is a good starting point if you want some support for your mental health and wellbeing, but aren't exactly sure what that looks like., the quiz is completely confidential and suitable for people aged 18 and over who are looking to connect with mental health programs and services that best suit their needs.
  • Head to Health makes it easier for GPs to support the mental health of the people they look after. Health professionals can call or visit a centre for advice in supporting their patients and navigating local mental health services or access the website to find and share tailored and trusted mental health resources and services which may help their patient to work on their mental health in between face-to-face appointments.

Information lines / help lines

Head to Health Phone Service

  • Call Head to Health on 1800 595 212 Monday to Friday (except public holidays), 8.30am - 5pm

Visit our website via 24/7

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Last reviewed: August 2023

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Talking to someone about their mental health | Head to Health

When someone you care for has a mental health issue, it's important to start talking. Notice the signs and learn about supportive language.

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Getting started | Head to Health

Think you need mental health support, but aren't sure where to start? Explore your options and find the right support for you.

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Living well | Head to Health

Many things play a role in your wellbeing. It's important to find the right balance, and there are small steps you can take to get there.

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Personality disorders | Head to Health

If your thoughts and actions seem rigid to the point where you have trouble functioning day to day, you may have a personality disorder.

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Connecting with others | Head to Health

Finding connection can give you meaning and purpose in your everyday life, and is one of the best ways to improve your wellbeing.

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Looking after yourself while supporting someone | Head to Health

When you're a carer, your needs are still important. There are support groups and forums to help you. Mindfulness activities can help too.

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Quiz: What should I do now? | Head to Health

Just like your physical health, it’s easy for your social and emotional wellbeing to get knocked off balance. When that happens, the Head to Health quiz can help you spot the signs and know what to do next.

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Looking after your wellbeing | Head to Health

Caring for yourself is important to maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing. It's about finding the right balance of things that help you thrive.

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Anxiety disorders | Head to Health

Anxiety can have a large impact on your life. Finding out more about anxiety and things you can do to control it is a positive step towards recovery.

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Navigating mental health services | Head to Health

There are many different types of mental health services and support. It's helpful to know what's available to make an informed choice.

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