Health hit the road today with the launch of 180 Wellbeing Solutions.
The mobile health unit aims to bring quality, affordable treatment for mental health and wellbeing to patients across western Sydney.
The new service is the latest offering from Marist180, a Blacktown-based not-for-profit that also provides employment, accommodation and education to those in need.
NSW Mental Health Minister Tanya Davies, Greenway MP Michelle Rowland, Blacktown MP John Robertson, Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali and the Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long Van Nguyen joined Marist180 chief executive Chris Gandy in launching the service today.
“The statistics are all too familiar – western Sydney has a comparatively young population, it’s culturally and linguistically diverse, and there are many struggling with economic stresses and other pressures,” Mr Gandy said.
“180 Wellbeing Solutions aims to break down the very real barriers that prevent people from seeking help.
“It is a mobile service, which means that it can be delivered in the community or in people’s homes, and takes the pressure off existing local health infrastructure.”
Mr Gandy said it was important to get the message across that mental health should be treated with the same priority as physical health.
The service also provides access to psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists, with bulk-billing options.
- Details: marist180.org.au