Primary Mental Health

Adelaide PHN commissions a wide range of primary mental health care services and activities across the metropolitan Adelaide region. 

Services are commissioned in alignment with a Stepped Care Model; facilitating the provision of care across the continuum from early intervention, to mild, moderate, or chronic/complex related care. This includes services for children, young people, parents, adults and older people. 

Sonder and Links to Wellbeing - are the two major primary mental health commissioned providers. Sonder provides services across the continuum in the northern and central-western areas of Adelaide, and Links to Wellbeing in the southern and central areas. Additionally Adelaide PHN commission a range of other experienced primary mental health care providers to deliver more specialised mental health services. These include services specifically targeting Aboriginal people, individuals from CALD backgrounds, mothers in the perinatal period, young people with comorbid presentations, children, or people with more complex presentations.

Adelaide PHN also works to supports a range of capacity building and integration activities both within and outside the primary mental health care space. For instance, HealthPathways South Australia provides a suite of mental health clinical pathways, along with comprehensive state wide referral information for use during consultation by GPs and other health professionals.


Referrals to our Primary Mental Health Care Services

Adelaide PHN’s Central Referral Unit (CRU) and Mental Health Enquiry Line ceased operation on 1 July 2023 and amalgamated with the Head to Health Phone Service. 

All mental health referrals and enquiries will now be made via the Head to Health Phone Service using the details below - 

  • Enquiries
    Head to Health Phone Service - 1800 595 212 
  • Referrals
    Secure messaging via HealthLink 
    HealthLink | EDI: adphncru

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A summary of our Primary Mental Health Care services

is available via our Primary Mental Health Care brochure

Scroll through our range of commissioned Primary Mental Health Services

or explore all of our programs via our directory of programs and services page

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