Improving Mental Health and Well-being
What is Mental Health?
According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
Nearly half of all Australians will experience a mental health problem over the course of their lives. Access to timely and appropriate services is essential in the effective management of mental health issues.
What OEPCP is doing?
We are working to identify gaps and access issues in mental health service delivery so that we can implement the required system changes to better meet community needs.
If you or a family member require assistance, please call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14
If you are in immediate danger, please call 000
People will have easier access to mental health services and specialist support, in the lead up to the 10th anniversary of the February 2009 bushfires.
Changing Health Service Landscape
Focusing on the anticipated impact of the NDIS for the outer Eastern Aboriginal community, a brief review of the impact in other regions. Partnering with Inspiro.
Hoarding and Squalor regional network
Maroondah Hoarding and Squalor Network (MHSN) is a partnership of organisations confronted with hoarding and squalor issues.
Local Needs Now and in Recovery
We are working with our partners and the broader community to gather and collate information about the current and emerging needs for people in the East resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.