People in northern Sydney who may be concerned about their everyday mental wellbeing can now call a new Lifeline telephone support service aimed at averting mental health crises.
Launched this month, the Way2Wellness 1300 120 446 support line offers callers an initial assessment, guided self-referral to online support tools, and access to local services – including face-to-face counselling – with the option of up to four coaching callbacks.
As with Lifeline’s 13 11 14 telephone crisis support line, the Way2Wellness 1300 120 446 line is staffed by trained supporters whose role is to listen without judgement, ask questions to assess the situation, and provide options for suitable local or online support.
Way2Wellness is available to people in the Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Lane Cove, Ryde, Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai local government areas.
The Way2Wellness 1300 120 446 number will be open weekdays from 11 am to 7 pm.
Anyone wanting more information can visit contact Peta Jesse on firstname.lastname@example.org, call 9498 8805 or visit the website at way2wellness.org.au.
The service is one of a group of new mental health initiatives funded by the Sydney North Primary Health Network.