Sydney’s Northern Beaches declared a COVID-19 hotspot

Latest information about the current COVID-19 hotspots and links to important local resources and supports.




Healthy North Coast Closure Period

Healthy North Coast's offices will be closed for the holidays. We are closing from 5.00pm on Friday 18 December 2020, and re-opening at 9.00am on Monday 4 January 2021.




COVID-19 Testing Over the Holidays

As we welcome visitors to our region for the festive season, it's important that we keep our community COVID-safe.




Lake Cathie’s Healthy Outdoor Gym Boost for Young and Old

The health and fitness of Lake Cathie residents will get a welcome boost thanks to new intergenerational exercise equipment.




The Power of Friendship

The Community Visitors Scheme matches volunteer visitors to older people in need of companionship.




Avoid Touching Bats During Summer

Bats can carry a number of viruses. Avoid touching flying foxes and microbats this summer.




Mental Health and Climate Change Resilience

A group of local health professionals has joined with the Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network to develop a climate change resilience project.




Lake Cathie’s a Blooming Hub of Good Health

The Lake Cathie Community Garden will provide a space for community members to share knowledge and work together.




BreastScreen Mobile Screening in Ballina

The BreastScreen NSW mobile unit will be providing free breast screening in Ballina during Dec 2020 and Jan 2021.




Smashing Silos and Building Bridges: One Man’s Health Mission

Proud Gumbaynggirr man Tyson Ferguson is on a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of his community.

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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.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

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.