Links to Wellbeing Christmas Closure Dates 2018

Links to Wellbeing Christmas Closure Dates 2018

December 12, 2018
Links to Wellbeing would like to advise all stakeholders that our offices will be providing a limited service during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

LETSS- Lived Experience Telephone Support Service will continue to operate throughout the Christmas / New Year period from 5 pm to 11:30 pm and may be contacted on telephone 1800 013 755 or web chat

Our offices will be closed from close of business Monday 24 December 2018 and will reopen Wednesday 2nd January 2018.

All referrals including Suicide Prevention referrals will be accepted and processed up to Monday 31 December however no face to face sessions will be available until Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Practices can continue to send referrals to Links to Wellbeing after this time, but GPs must be aware those referrals on the 31st December may not be screened for suicide risk or processed until Wednesday 2nd January 2018.

If you refer patients to Links to Wellbeing during the closure period, patients need to be informed that they WILL NOT be contacted by the Links to Wellbeing team until after Wednesday 2nd January 2018.

If your patient is experiencing a Mental Health Emergency please call the Mental Health Triage Service on 13 14 65.

If your patient is under 18 years and is experiencing a Mental Health Emergency please call the Women’s and Children’s Hospital on 8161 7000.

If your patient needs emergency assistance please contact 000 or they can present to the Emergency Department of the nearest public hospital.

Please also be advised that GP PASA bookings will not be available from 21 December.  GP PASA appointments can be arranged when the office reopens on Wednesday 2nd January 2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2019.

Kind regards,

Mary-Jane Honner
Regional Manager- Primary Mental Health Programs


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