The Mental Health Navigation Tool was developed in response to a significant need in the region, for people to be able to access the right mental health services to meet their needs quickly and easily. It is designed for people experiencing mental health problems and their carers, who are living in the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Penrith regions.
The Navigation Tool provides a single online point of reference for over 200 locally available services, with a simple interface that makes it easy to find the most relevant information within a few clicks.
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.