Strong Minds Western NSW
Mental health services NSW
Strong Minds Western NSW provides access to free and effective psychological services for people aged 12+ living in regional, rural and remote NSW.
This program provides up to 12 free sessions with a mental health professional.
Strong Minds Western NSW can assist those:
- From rural, remote and under-serviced areas
- Under the age of 12 years in select locations - please call the Strong Minds Intake Line (02 6826 5271) for further information
- Experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness
- Experiencing perinatal depression
- From culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
- Designated high need population groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide but not acutely suicidal and young people
How do I access Strong Minds Western NSW?
This service is available in towns throughout the Central, North, South and Far West of NSW.
To access this service:
- Ask your GP for a Mental Health Treatment Plan
- Ask your GP to complete a referral form, listed below, and have them send this and the Mental Health Treatment Plan to the Marathon Health Centralised Intake secure email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For children under 12 years, a Child Treatment Plan can be completed in place of a Mental Health Treatment Plan – child referrals must be signed and consented to by a parent or carer.
Strong Minds Western NSW operates Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding Public holidays). The secure email is not monitored out of office hours.
This is NOT a crisis service – for help in a crisis situation, call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 or if a life is in danger, call triple zero immediately.
- Call 02 6826 5271
- Read our Strong Minds WNSW brochure
- Read our privacy brochure
- Complete our client feedback form
Documents for GPs and referrers
- Best Practice MHTP & referral template
- Medical Director MHTP & referral template
- GP referral fact sheet
- GP feedback form
This service is supported by funding from the Western NSW PHN through the Australian Government's PHN program.