St Vincent's launches new Mental Health Navigation Team

St Vincent's launches new Mental Health Navigation Team

09 Aug 2021

While the pandemic continues to play out in NSW, St Vincent’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff is our first priority - now, more than ever.

It has been broadly recognised that since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, there has been rising levels of psychological distress as a result of a range of challenges, including adjustments to working routines, exposure to stressful circumstances, significant adjustments to lifestyle and a lack of social connectedness.

While looking after others first is in our nature, for people feeling impacted by these factors, it’s important to reach out and use the available resources to look after ourselves.

To this end, St Vincent’s has launched the Mental Health Navigation Service. A confidential support service for all SVHNS staff who are interested in accessing resources to support their mental health and wellbeing. 

The Mental Health Navigation Team consists of Mental Health Clinicians with appropriate skills and training to support the psychological needs our workforce in response to any disaster or emergency. The team will help you to focus on your strengths and engage in meaningful strategies to improve your wellbeing during these challenging times.

“We have all been doing our best to live during this pandemic, supporting each other and supporting those accessing care at St Vincent’s, no matter what role you play it is important to look after yourself. Reaching out for support for your mental health should be a priority for everyone during these challenging times” – Sean Evans, Mental Health Controller.

To access this service, call 1800 271 122 Monday to Friday between 8am-5pm. Leave your details including a name and preferred contact number. The team will get back to you within 24 hours, or the next business day. It’s voluntary, confidential and judgement free.

Please note: This is not a crisis support service. In the event of emergency or mental health crisis we advise you to phone 000, or Lifeline on 131114. 


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