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Whether you are looking for mental health support for yourself, someone you care about, or just trying to improve your wellbeing - Head to Health is a good place to start.

Head to Health helps everyone access the mental health and wellbeing services that are right for them. It makes it easier to navigate and choose the most suitable care options, whether that’s face-to-face, via phone, or online.

The Head to Health national mental health website

The Head to Health National Digital Mental Health Gateway was originally launched in October 2017 to provide easy access to digital mental health services, information and support. It was developed through extensive codesign, involving people with a lived experience of mental ill-health, carers, and the mental health sector.

In the 2021-22 Budget, funding was provided to begin work to transform the existing Gateway into a more comprehensive national mental health website. Further codesign conversations and workshops in 2021 and 2022 informed ideas for what a national mental health website could deliver.

The outcomes of these discussions led to the release of a trial website in March 2022. It features a tailored experience that connects people with mental health services based on their needs and preferences. It also includes support for those caring for a friend or family member, as well as for GPs and other healthcare professionals.

The trial website transitioned to a full release in June 2023, retiring the Head to Health National Digital Mental Health Gateway.

Other Head to Health services

Head to Health makes timely mental health advice, assessment, and treatment more accessible for everyone. In addition to the website, there is a national Head to Health Phone Service, Head to Health centres and Pop Up clinics, and Head to Health Kids Hubs.

Learn more about Head to Health services and how they can support you. 


Tell us what you think

As you explore the website, let us know what’s working well and what you would like to see. Head to Health aims to be accessible and relevant for everyone. Your feedback will help us provide a seamless and welcoming experience.  

Please share your feedback with the Head to Health team at headtohealth@health.gov.au.

Please note that the headtohealth@health.gov.au email address should only be used to share feedback regarding your experience exploring and using the national Head to Heath website service.

This email address is not to be used for intake or referral purposes. Please do not send personal or financial information to this email address.

Complaints or concerns

The Head to Health website is provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. If you have any concerns or complaints about the website you would like to raise, please contact the department


A special thanks is made to the late Jackie Crowe and all contributors to the development of the original Head to Health Gateway. Sadly, Jackie passed away shortly after the Gateway was launched. Jackie was the driving force in bringing a diverse group of people with experience of mental illness together to share the vision of positive end user engagement to improve mental health access and supports. Jackie will be missed, and it is hoped she would be proud of what Head to Health continues to do.