Doors officially open on new mental health service

In Central Queensland, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Communities in Rockhampton and Bundaberg have welcomed the official opening of new mental health services. The centres have been funded to improve access to a range of psychological therapies. Clients, carers and health professionals can call 1300 219 658 to speak to a trained health professional who will direct you to the best service for your needs.

The opening of the Federal Government-funded service provides a great opportunity to signpost the opportunities people had to access help. You might be struggling with challenges in your life, from problems with the family to managing stress at work. The important thing is that there are pathways that can help you get the care you need.

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, reaching out for help is the first step on the road to recovery. These services are designed to address the need across a broad spectrum, from mild mental health issues, through to severe and persistent mental ill-health.

Providing the community with access to new services is a key step in working towards better mental health. Peopleall across our PHN region have the opportunity to reach out for help and match the care they receive with their individual needs.

Fund a service like this reflect the need for flexible mental health services across the region. The delivery of person-centred, accessible and cost-effective care is of paramount importance when it comes to delivering the right care in the right place. This service was just a small part of the broader mental health reforms that were redefining access to services across the region.

Our PHN is committed to an approach that involves the whole mental health system, including acute care provided by Hospital and Health Services, general practice, private hospitals, mental health clinicians, allied health and digital mental health services.