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30th of November, 2021

 

DPV HEALTH opens a new site in Epping to support expansion in mental health and family violence services

DPV Health is pleased to announce the opening of its mental health site in Epping. Located in the Quest Epping building adjacent to the Pacific Epping Shopping Centre. The DPV Health site will also host The Orange Door ensuring that people in Melbourne’s outer North have access to essential mental health, family violence and family support services.

Delivered in partnership with Safer Care Victoria, Family Safety Victoria and other key community services the new site will provide mental health counselling services, as well as services for those experiencing family violence, people who use violence and for families who need assistance with the care of children.

The Orange Door will host a team of practitioners from DPV Health, Berry St, Kids First and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency to support individuals and families, including children, with immediate needs to ensure they are directed to the right services for ongoing assistance.

The site will also support DPV Health’s expansion of locally based, inclusive mental health services. It will provide a range of culturally appropriate mental health services including: counselling, psychology, social work and group programs to support people’s better mental health, well-being and connection with the community.

With the recent release of the recommendations arising from the Royal Commission into Mental Health, DPV Health’s opening of the site is very timely and will help facilitate growth in mental health services across the region.

Don Tidbury CEO DPV Health said “DPV Health’s new Epping site will deliver essential family violence, family services and mental health services, which are much needed in our community. Responding to community need is a key priority for DPV Health and we look forward to working with Safer Care Victoria, The Orange Door and other agencies to support the health, safety and wellbeing of people across Northern Melbourne”

Media Contact

For media enquiries, contact Rick Jackson Executive Manager Client Experience & Community Engagement on 0448 998 079 or Rick.Jackson@dpvhealth.org.au

DPV Health is a not-for-profit organisation that offers exceptional health, disability and social services to people of all ages across the cities of Hume and Whittlesea. As one of Victoria’s largest & most comprehensive community health organisations, DPV Health provides an extensive range of medical, dental, allied health, paediatric, disability, mental health and programs to support vulnerable people.