HealthPathways Melbourne launches mental health resources

HealthPathways Melbourne launches mental health resources

10 October, 2018

HealthPathways Melbourne; a website for health professionals to access clinical and referral information; has launched a range of mental health pages, coinciding with Mental Health Month.

For most people, their general practitioner (GP) is the first person they go to for mental health support and mental health is the most common reason people throughout Australia visit their GP.

Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) CEO Robin Whyte said HealthPathways Melbourne supports practitioners with quickly accessible and accurate information.

“Identifying which services are available and how to access them has been a challenge for GPs,” she said.

“Having a single source of up-to-date referral options will help patients get the appropriate level of care when they need it,” she said.

North Western Melbourne PHN (NWMPHN) CEO Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Carter said the range of information on the mental health pages will continue to grow.

“These pages are just the start of our mental health suite on HealthPathways Melbourne,” he said.

“This initial release addresses the most common presentations first, soon to be followed by a range of other mental health conditions.”

Live mental health pages include:

  • Depression in Adults
  • Anxiety in Adults
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Self Harm
  • Medications for Moderate to Severe Depression  

Psychosis, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders and maternal mental health clinical pages are being developed and will be released over the next 12 months.

If you would like to be involved in the development of future mental health pages email or to find out more about HealthPathways and request access visit

HealthPathways Melbourne is an initiative run by Eastern Melbourne and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Networks (PHNs) working in collaboration with hospitals, community based services, not for profit organisations and GPs across Melbourne’s central, northern, western and eastern regions.

About EMPHN: Eastern Melbourne PHN is a Primary Health Network funded by the Australian Government to improve the care and support people receive from health services. We aim to improve the health of our community by ensuring people receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. 

About NWMPHN: North Western Melbourne PHN exists to provide better care, every day in every way to people living and working in Melbourne’s nortth and west.

For media enquiries:

Ellie Cope, EMPHN Communications Advisor 0488 382 033.


Jeremy Kennett, NWMPHN Communications Coordinator (03) 9347 1188 or 0438 974 965