New free adult Mental Health Hub opens its doors in Goulburn

3 May 2024

People living in Goulburn and surrounding communities can now access a free, new walk-in mental health service for adults who may be experiencing moderate psychological distress.

Federal Member for Hume, Angus Taylor MP said, “It is important more people in our region can get the help they need with the opening of the new Goulburn Mental Health Hub.

“This service is free and no appointment or referral is needed - walk ins are welcome to help connect you with the best service for your care needs or you can call the Hub directly. This Hub will improve access to and awareness of mental health care, especially for people who haven’t accessed mental health supports before,” he said.

According to Prudence Buist, CEO of COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN, “Goulburn Mental Health Hub is a safe and welcoming space to connect with if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing difficulties with their mental health or social and emotional wellbeing.

“The Goulburn service is one of five Mental Health Hubs and two Head to Health Centres opening in South Eastern NSW in 2024, funded by the Australian Government and commissioned by COORDINARE.

“The new Goulburn Mental Health Hub has been co-designed with services and the community to target local needs. Provided by Family Services Australia, the hub offers support to improve wellbeing and mental health, either in-person, over the phone, virtual or group sessions,” said Ms Buist.

FSA’s Managing Director and Company Secretary Gary Jackson said, “We are excited to be able to extend the reach of mental health services into this region. Our relationship with COORDINARE represents a unique opportunity to respond to community needs, with a range of support options available to clients.

“Demand for services across South Eastern NSW has been at an all-time high due to the stressors related to unpredictable events of the last few years. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and current cost of living stressors has seen an escalation in distress and support needs for families across the regions we service.

“FSA is privileged to be working closely with COORDINARE in providing face-to-face and telehealth mental health services to clients of all ages, using a multi-disciplinary service model. We encourage anyone experiencing mental health issues to reach out and seek help,” said Mr Jackson.

Learn more about the Mental Health Hubs and how to access support here.

Pictured from left: Darren Carr COORDINARE's Mental Health Services Manager, Member for Hume Angus Taylor MP, Kalynda Powell from Family Services Australia and Prudence Buist COORDINARE's CEO at Goulburn Mental Health Hub.

Commissioning, Media release, Mental health