DPV Health offer a range of support services and programs for victim survivors as well as perpetrators of family violence. In addition to services such as counselling, psychology, social work and homelessness, as well as the men’s behaviour change program, we offer some specialised services –
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
The aim of the program is to improve the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies by supporting pregnant women who have complex needs or greater health risks because of factors including pregnancy concerns, disability, mental health issues, family violence, drug, or alcohol issues, or who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
This is an outreach case management service covering the cities of Hume and Whittlesea. The program provides a range of options for appointments including home visits, clinic-based and tele-health. Our clinicians help women to create an individual goal-setting plan and work alongside them to meet their needs and goals. Our clinicians also deliver health promotion messages that encourage healthy behaviours. They also assist women to access other health and community services during and after pregnancy.
For more information on the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies program call DPV Health on 1300 234 263 (select option 4).
Head to Health
The Head to Health service provides treatment, information, and support to people of any age who may be experiencing distress or mental ill-health, and their families, carers, or support networks. The comprises Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and a Peer Worker.
The Head to Health team at DPV Health Broadmeadows provide
1) support to access the right mental health service
2) intervention to people experiencing moderate to severe mental ill health.
For those who are experiencing moderate to severe mental ill health, the Head to Health team provides care in partnership with other key services, health professionals, families, and individuals. This includes shared care between GPs, hospitals, and with social and community services such as housing, justice, education, disability, and employment.
The Head to Health team provides “warm transfers” to services for clients who may be better suited to an alternative service (depending on their level of need) and provide information about their needs before transferring them. Support is maintained for the individual until they are received by the new service.
There is no cost related to accessing service from Head to Health, it is available to all Victorians with or without a Medicare card.
For more information on the Head to Health program call DPV Health on 1300 234 263 (select option 4).