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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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Support for 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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What can I do right now? | Head to Health

If you are concerned about your mental health, or want to improve your wellbeing, there are things you can do right away. It's important to take the time to find what’s right for you.

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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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Suicidal thoughts | Head to Health

Suicidal behaviour is about wanting to end great emotional pain. If you are experiencing great pain, or feel that there is nothing to live for, there is help and support available.

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How to support someone | Head to Health

It can be hard seeing someone you care about experience mental health issues. Sometimes, just being there can make a difference. However you choose to support them, there are many resources available to help you get started.

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COVID-19 Support | Head to Health

A resource that provides COVID-19 specific information and support for people from multicultural backgrounds.

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Support for aged and elderly people | 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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Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people | 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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Depressive disorders | Head to Health

Depression is persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. There are different types of depressive disorders, and they all affect your physical and mental health to varying degrees.

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Substance-related and addictive disorders | Head to Health

Substance and other addictions can put you at risk of developing mental health conditions, or make existing mental health issues worse. If you have an addiction, it is important to seek professional support.

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