Evans Head Has a New Community Connector

The Healthy Towns program has funded the employment of a Community Connector based in Evans Head.




Put Your Best Foot Forward in Gladstone

Members of a community walking group are stepping out in Gladstone and feeling the health benefits of their hour-long weekly walk.




Hope Rises From the Ewingar Ashes

In the aftermath of the recent bushfires, the Ewingar community southwest of Casino banded together to help their own.




The First 1000 Days Portal Launches

The First 1000 Days portal is an online, evidence-based resource designed to support parents and carers.




One Last Day

We are sharing a very personal story sent to us by a reader in Goonellabah. Dr Philip West recalls his wife Michelle’s final day.




Healthy Communities of Tomorrow

The North Coast community will have a big say in its own future health care, attendees at the 2019 Community Health Day in Ballina heard last week.




Free Film Screening About Drug Law Reform in Lismore

Half a Million Steps is a powerful and moving documentary telling the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and to make treatment available to all.




Measles Case Diagnosed in Byron Bay Region

The Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people to watch for measles symptoms as a Byron Bay child has been diagnosed with the infectious disease.




Your Health Link National Photographic Competition Now Open

The Mid North Coast Local Health District is running a national competition for amateur and professional photographers of all ages.




Healthy Towns Action Plans Launched

Community members and service providers came together in four North Coast towns to celebrate the launch of North Coast Primary Health Network’s Healthy Towns Community Action Plans in June.

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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.