Workshops: How can we improve mental health services in north western Melbourne?

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  24 February 2020  NWMPHN   

Do you, your family or someone you care for have experience with mental health, alcohol and other drug or suicide prevention services in the north, west or central areas of Melbourne?

Do you work in health services in the north, west or central areas of Melbourne?

We’re holding four community consultation events to inform a new plan for mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and suicide prevention for the north western Melbourne region. Come along to help shape the future of mental health services in the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) catchment.

By hearing your voices, concerns and ideas, we can work together to improve mental health care in Melbourne’s north west.

Everyone is welcome! We would love a diverse range of people to attend to ensure mental health services in the future work better for everyone. Carers and community members will be paid for their time.

Events 1 and 2 (for health workers, and consumers, family and carers)

Thursday, 5 March, Melton

Thursday, 19 March, Hoppers Crossing

Events 3 and 4 (for consumers, family and carers only)

Friday, 6 March, Broadmeadows

Thursday, 12 March, Carlton

Who are we?

NWMPHN is funded by the Australian Government to help improve the health of people living and working in north western Melbourne. One of our priorities is to improve mental health and alcohol and other drug care and support. We work with a wide range of services who provide these and other related services to the community.

Developing a plan together

A region wide plan for the NWMPHN catchment is being developed for ‘Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drugs’ and we want the voice of the community to inform this plan. We have already heard from a broad range of community members. They have told us about their experiences mental health services and thoughts about changes and what the future may look like. The next step in the plan is listening to our wider community at the workshops. Themes from these workshops will inform the recommendations in the plan.

Access and support

Carers or support people are welcome too. Please let us know if you need any other support to attend the workshop. For example, help with transport or access to an interpreter, or support with childcare or respite.

More information

For more information or to discuss your support needs please contact Lauren Marshall on 03 9347 1188 or email:

Can’t attend the workshop?

Find out about the plan online and through People Bank. The final plan will be available on our website from November 2020.

If you would like to more regular email updates we invite you to join our People Bank.

People Bank is a register of people who would like to help us to improve the health of people in north western Melbourne. As a People Bank member you will receive updates on the plan for the NWMPHN region, hear about other opportunities to help us with our work and receive our quarterly newsletter, My Health My Voice.

Everyone in our community is welcome to join our People Bank. If you would like to join please call 03 9347 1188 or email