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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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What should you know about mental health conditions? | Head to Health

There are many types of mental health conditions and disorders, and they can affect anyone. It is important to look after your wellbeing and know what your options are if you need support.

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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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Supporting yourself - young people | Head to Health

A lot of things happen in your life between the ages of 12 and 18, and it's natural to have ups and downs. Now is an important time to learn more about looking after your physical and mental health.

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Purposeful activity | Head to Health

Purposeful activity means different things for different people. Whatever it means for you, it can be a great way to maintain your wellbeing.

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Intersex | Head to Health

Intersex people generally live healthy and happy lives, in all walks of life. However, being intersex can come with unique stressors that impact mental health.

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Supporting yourself - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples | Head to Health

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the strength of personal identity is often connected to culture, country and family. It is crucial to look after your social and emotional wellbeing.

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Supporting friends | Head to Health

Friends play a key role in helping us cope with life’s challenges. When someone is living with mental health issues, having a friend around to provide comfort and support can make all the difference.

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Supporting parents | Head to Health

Having a parent with a mental health condition can be challenging. Families in this situation benefit from having extra support. Reaching out for help is a good first step in learning how to cope.

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Supporting yourself - aged and elderly | Head to Health

You can experience many changes in your older years – living arrangements, physical health, brain function and memory, among others. Your wellbeing is as important now as any other stage of life.

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Young adults | Head to Health

Between the ages of 18 and 25, we experience some big changes in our lives. As responsibilities increase, many things can impact on our mental health, so it's important to look after our wellbeing.

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