Free Online Events for Mental Health Awareness

With 20 per cent of Australians aged 16-85 expected to experience mental ill-health in any year, it is vitally important that community awareness is raised about mental health.

That’s what the Mental Health Foundation Australia aims to do this month through its national mental health awareness campaign.

The campaign theme is Mental Health Matters and the message is that mental ill-health can be treated. Many people who have mental illness can recover completely, while others manage their ill-health very well.

The most common mental illnesses are depression, anxiety and substance use disorder. These three types of mental ill-health often occur in combination.

The most important step is to seek help. See your GP in the first instance.

There is also an excellent series of mental health seminar videos on their website, covering topics such as bushfire resilience, parenting with a mental illness, and managing anxiety during COVID-19.

See the full list here.

If you or anyone you know needs help:

Connect to Wellbeing offers a single point of contact for mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and NDIS support. It provides a flexible, responsive, single point of contact for service users, carers, GPs, allied health professionals, and others who are seeking to access or refer people to support services.

In an emergency, call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.