Mental Health & Addictions
The Healthpoint Mental Health and Addictions directory is an online platform for consumers and professionals to more easily navigate, understand and use mental health and addiction services in their community.
The directory allows people to search by location, service delivery, age and referral types, to identify the most relevant services for their needs.
Homecare Medical mental health and addictions teams (who operate the Depression, Gambling, Alcohol Drug Helplines and 1737, Need to Talk? service) use the online directory, which is vitally important to be able to direct people to local face-to-face services and give up-to-date information.
Dr Siale Foliaki, Clinical Lead for Crisis Services at Homecare Medical, says; “the Healthpoint directory has great coverage so it’s a really reliable source of information for people to go to. The service it provides is vital to the potential wellbeing of communities.”
Healthpoint is working with district health boards around the country to engage with every local service to develop personalised and trustworthy content on their profile. A regular review process ensures the information stays up-to-date.