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 email@example.com or to find out more about HealthPathways and request access visit https://melbourne.healthpathways.org.au.
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.
For media enquiries:
Ellie Cope, EMPHN Communications Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org 0488 382 033.
Jeremy Kennett, NWMPHN Communications Coordinator Jeremy.email@example.com (03) 9347 1188 or 0438 974 965