Commissioning Update: Head to Health Northern Centre

Adelaide PHN is pleased to announce Sonder as the preferred provider to deliver the Head to Health Northern Centre, subject to successful contract negotiations.

The Head to Health Northern Centre aims to improve the mental health outcomes in Adelaide's northern suburbs. 

The centre will provide a welcoming, low-stigma, soft entry point to support people who may be experiencing distress, crisis, or mental health conditions that are too complex for many existing primary care services. It will also include people who are ineligible or who need more timely care than that available from state public community mental health services.

The centre will also offer immediate, short- and-medium-term support and service navigation to connect people to ongoing services. It will assist people in times of crisis or as needs emerge to have access to on-the-spot care, advice, and support without needing a prior appointment.

Sonder is expected to commence delivery of the Head to Health Northern Centre service from the first half of the 2023-24 financial year pending successful contract negotiation and execution.

If you have any questions about the new service or commissioning process, please contact Adelaide PHN's Head to Health Project Manager, Carolyn McKay, via or phone 8219 5900.

Adelaide PHN would like to thank all applicants who applied for the Head to Health Northern Centre tender. 

Further details will be released in the coming weeks. 

05 May 2023