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HealthPathways housing assistance and homelessness services in our region

Clinicians supporting patients presenting with homelessness concerns can find comprehensive local and statewide resources on the Mid and North Coast HealthPathways website.

HealthPathways Clinical Editor Dr Sarah Mollard said the resources may prove invaluable when supporting patients facing issues like domestic violence, lack of housing security, or loss of job leading to financial hardship.

‘These events can all trigger homelessness, or the threat of homelessness, and lead to significant physical and mental health problems,’ Dr Mollard said.

‘We offer HealthPathways resources to help clinicians quickly identify support networks and referral pathways across the North Coast region.

‘There are easy links to government and NGO services aimed at prevention and early intervention, as well as crisis and post-crisis support.

‘You can readily search by patient category such as LGBTQ, youth, and Aboriginal as well as by type of service such as legal, financial, crisis, and public housing.’

The homelessness referral pathways provide links to services clinicians may not know about, such as:

Along with the better known services like St Vincent de Paul Society and Mission Australia.

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Vinnie’s Community Sleepout

Vinnies Community Sleepout is an annual event to raise awareness of homelessness. This year, the sleepout is being held on Friday 27 August 2021, when participants across NSW will once again come together in a statewide effort to raise funds for, and awareness of, the most vulnerable people in our local communities. You will be able to find your nearest local event at the Vinnies Community Sleepout website.

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.