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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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Supporting yourself - carers | Head to Health

While caring for someone can be rewarding, it can also be emotionally and physically challenging. Recognising the role that you play as a carer is essential for your mental health and 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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Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people | Head to Health

All cultures have their own values, beliefs, and accepted ways they interact. It's important to keep these things in mind when you are supporting someone from a CALD background.

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Supporting yourself - men | Head to Health

When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, men can be reluctant to seek help when they feel overwhelmed. As a result, they may live with untreated mental health conditions that can impact the quality of their life.

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Supporting aged and elderly | Head to Health

There are many benefits that can come with being older. However, elderly people also have their own unique circumstances, challenges, and risk factors related to their mental health and wellbeing.

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Supporting partners | Head to Health

Sharing a life with someone who has mental health issues can be a challenge. However, there are things you can do to support your partner, while at the same time taking care of your own wellbeing.

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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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Supporting yourself - culturally and linguistically diverse people | Head to Health

Australia is culturally diverse. If you come from a different cultural background or speak a different language, you are not alone. Specialised support can help people from CALD backgrounds stay healthy and get help with mental health issues.

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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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