St John of God Health Care to run new adult mental health centre

St John of God Social Outreach has been appointed by WA Primary Health Alliance as the lead agency to establish and operate the new Midland Head to Health adult mental health centre.

4 Oct 2021

Social Outreach support and understanding with client

Expected to open early 2022, the centre will offer free advice, support and, if needed, assessment and treatment for people with stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.

The service design has been shaped by strong engagement with people with lived experience such as consumers, family and carers, local health professionals, service providers, local government and the wider community following a comprehensive consultation process undertaken by Social Outreach earlier this year.

The centre will be located close to public transport links and St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals' Emergency Department, with the site to be revealed on completion of local government approvals.

St John of God Social Outreach CEO, Susan Cantwell said, "The engagement and support we have received from local service providers, clinicians, advocacy and community groups, consumers and support persons throughout the co-design process has been outstanding and confirmed how much the Midland and surrounding communities will benefit from this new service.

"As a proud provider of health care services in the Midland area, we are looking forward to opening this important new service."

St John of God Health Care is a major mental health provider.  We operate three specialist mental health hospitals in New South Wales and Victoria St John of God Richmond and Burwood Hospitals and St John of God Pinelodge Clinic; provide a comprehensive public service including adult mental health at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals; and operate a specialist older adult ward on behalf of the state government at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital.

We also provide accommodation services to people with mental health issues in Sydney; offer free community mental health services at seven locations across Australia; operate publicly funded drug and alcohol counselling services; and provide free counselling and psychiatric and services for families experiencing perinatal depression at 17 locations across Australia through St John of God Social Outreach.

We look forward to sharing more updates on Head to Health as the establishment of this important service continues.