Introducing a New Walk in After Hours Mental Health Service for Southern Adelaide
Thursday, August 13 2020
Delivered by Links to Wellbeing and funded by Adelaide PHN, the Walk In After Hours Mental Health Service has today launched in the southern areas of Adelaide.
This service will provide support to those struggling ‘out of hours’ with mental health concerns and face-to-face access to clinicians and staff with a lived experience of mental health.
Based at the Noarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic, this new service is available for free to community members (16+) struggling with stress, grief, depression and anxiety and operates between 5:00pm and 11:00pm Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“We know that mental health challenges are not 9-5, the Walk in After Hours Mental Health Service is about providing immediate, in-person care and support for people when they are struggling afterhours so they can start planning their next steps” said Deb Lee, Adelaide PHN CEO.
This new service complements an existing walk-in service commissioned by Adelaide PHN for the north which has been operating from Sonder’s Edinburgh North site since August 2019. Together, they respond to an identified need in the community and are part of Adelaide PHN’s mission to improve people’s experience of the local health system and their health outcomes.
“These services bridge a gap in access to appropriate after hours mental health care across our region; providing an alternative to hospital attendance and a step up from the level of care available through online or phone based services” said Deb Lee, Adelaide PHN CEO.
“Through the provision of the right care, at the right place, at the right time we ensure a better experience for those who are seeking care and reduce health system costs across our region”
The southern Walk-in After-hours Mental Health Service is based at the Noarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic and available between:
- 5:00pm – 11:00pm Thursday to Saturday
- 5:00pm – 11:00pm Monday
Find out more about the southern Walk In After Hours Service via Links to Wellbeing’s website.
For information about northern Walk-in After-hours Mental Health Service visit Sonder’s website.
Explore the suite of primary mental health care services commissioned by Adelaide PHN across the metropolitan region via adelaidephn.com.au/directory