MPHN – Local Health Network Programs
LikeMind is currently a pilot program that is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and aims to provide support for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers. LikeMind aims to establish partnerships across sectors and brings together existing community services to one accessible and engaging community space to develop an integrated service hub of co-located help and support.
Your journey will begin with a trained healthcare professional, working with you to understand your specific needs, listening to your goals, and helping you develop a Coordinated Care Plan to achieve them. We will then connect you with the services you need, like:
- Mental Health care
- Drug and Alcohol services
- Employment and Training support
- Housing assistance
- Access to GPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and more
Shop 1A, Ground Floor
46 – 52 Baylis St.
Wagga Wagga. 02 6936 2000
Accessline – 24/7
If you or anyone you know is experiencing current difficulties with mental health, assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the telephone by trained mental health professionals. They assess the urgency of need, provide support, advice and if required a referral will be made to your local Specialist Community Mental Health team within the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. Free call 1800 800944
Intereach – New Access
NewAccess is a service designed by beyondblue that provides free and confidential
support to help you tackle day-to-day pressures. A NewAccess coach, specially
trained and experienced, will support you in setting practical goals that help will get
you back on track.
How does it work?
The service includes six free sessions with a NewAccess coach. At your
first appointment, your coach will complete an initial assessment with you
and develop a program tailored to your needs.
Sessions occur over the phone or face-to-face. Generally, the first session
occurs face to face with remaining sessions over the phone. This will be
discussed with you to ensure our approach is what best works for you.
Coaches are regularly located in Wagga Wagga, Deniliquin, Cootamundra,
Intereach – Reach Out
Are you a young person and finding things a bit tough?
Are you a parent, and worried about your child or teenager’s mental wellbeing? The
Intereach ROAR program works with children, young people and their families to
improve their emotional health and wellbeing.
Have you been…
- feeling down or anxious? Not coping at school?
- not sleeping well or sleeping too much?
- finding it hard to concentrate?
- being bullied, hurt or sexually harassed?
- eating too much or too little?
- wanting to cut down your drinking or drug use?
- having relationship difficulties?
Do you need someone to talk to?
Reach Out and Relax (ROAR) supports you and your family if you are showing early
signs of, or are at risk of developing a mental health issue. It is free and confidential.
We work with children and young people aged up to 18 years in the local
government areas of Balranald, Wentworth, Berrigan, Hay, Edward River, Murray
River, Federation, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga, Lockhart, Leeton,
Temora, Griffith, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai and Junee. If you
live outside of this area, phone us and we can find the right support for you.
Please Note: ROAR is not a crisis service, if you have immediate concerns for
your own or someone else’s safety please contact Lifeline Ph: 13 11 14, Kids
Helpline Ph: 1800 55 1800, Emergency Services Ph: 000, or NSW Mental Health
Line Ph: 1800 011 511.
Marathon Health provides Strong Minds service to Murrumbidgee and Western NSW
communities. Strong Minds provides access to free, effective treatment for people
with a mental illness. Strong Minds enables clients to access short term
psychological interventions within a primary care setting.
Please follow the links below for your region:
- Western NSW
Please see the relevant areas of the Marathon Health website or contact the Mental
Health Team at Marathon Health for more information on these programs.
Marathon Health Clinical Services Enquiry Line: 1300 402 585
Connect – Phone Service
Connect is a program of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network that provides
mental health treatment over the phoneWho is eligible? Connect is
available to those experiencing mild to moderate mental health needs that would
benefit from short term psychological interventions. Connect clinicians are trained
mental health professionals with experience in providing psychological
interventions over the phone.
Advantages of Connect:
- More accessible for you
- Doesn’t require you to travel anywhere
- You can receive treatment in the privacy of your own home
- After hours appointments
- Just as effective as face to face treatment
How do I access the service? GPs are required to
complete a mental health treatment plan and to fax to 02 6921 9911 or send via
Argus to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once this is received Connect will arrange an
appointment time with you.Is there a cost? Connect is at no cost to you
Drug and Alcohol Services
If you or someone you know is affected by drug or alcohol use and need help please call our AccessLine number on 1800 800 944 (free) available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
In an emergency, please contact 000.
How will our Specialist Drug and Alcohol Services help you?
Substance use can be a confronting and challenging issue. We provide non-
judgemental support, advice and treatment options for all members of our
You are not alone. Call us today so we can help guide you to the information or
treatment you are seeking. We are here to help you get your life back on track.
Drug and alcohol clinicians are based in each of the community mental health drug
and alcohol services across Murrumbidgee
Specialist Drug and Alcohol programs and treatments we provide:
Drug Alcohol Counselling
Helps you and your families understand and manage the complex issues relating to
substance use. An assessment allows us to inform you about available treatment or
Medically supported treatment for people withdrawing from mild to moderate alcohol and/or drug dependence.
Specialist Substance Use in Pregnancy Service (SUPPS-C)
Specialist advice and treatment for women with substance use issues during
Opioid Treatment Program
Methadone, Buprenorphine or suboxone treatment for people who are dependent on
prescribed or illicit opioids. Case management supports patients to access a range
of assistance for their drug dependence.
Magistrates’ Early Referral into Treatment Program (MERIT)
The MERIT Program is a local court based voluntary diversion program for 3 months
for adults with criminal charges and illicit drug use problems who are eligible for
release on bail and keen to undertake drug treatment.
Confidential assessment, treatment and support for people concerned about their
own cannabis use or that of their children or family.
Quit for New Life Program
Supports women who identify as having an Aboriginal baby to quit smoking during
Naloxone therapy is used to treat opioid overdose and is saving lives in our
Wagga Wagga Community Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Service – O’Reilly Street
The O’Reilly Street facility is home to the Wagga Wagga Specialist Community
Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service which provides specialist assessment and
support to people experiencing severe or complex mental health issues and those
with drug and alcohol dependency.
We help children and young people, adults and older people. Our team includes
nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Our
consumer peer worker provides encouragement, support and hope to consumers.
Families and carers can access support from our family and carer support worker.
We work closely with local GPs, community organisations and other health and
social services to support you to improve and maintain your health.
We provide services to people living in the surrounding areas of Wagga Wagga,
Lockhart, The Rock and Uranquinty.
Services provided at O’Reilly Street Centre
- Specialist Adult Mental Health Services
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
- Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People
- Youth Mental Health
- Perinatal Mental Health – for women who are pregnant and mothers of
- children under 2 years of age
- Family & Carer Support
- Consumer Advocacy and Peer Support
- Specialist Drug & Alcohol Services
- Opioid Treatment (Methadone and Buprenorphine)
- Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment Program (MERIT)