The Victorian Government has announced 3 lead providers for the new Infant, Child Family Health and Wellbeing Hubs.
These hubs will be a one-stop-shop for mental health, health, and wellbeing support for infants, children, and families, commencing in the coming weeks.
They will provide support for families with children 0-11 years experiencing developmental, behavioural and emotional challenges.
The hubs will provide a range of specialist medical and allied health services, including paediatricians, psychologists and speech pathologists, and offer parenting supports.
The first 3 appointed lead providers are:
- IPC Health in Brimbank Melton
- Monash Health in Southern Melbourne
- Bendigo Community Health Services in Loddon.
These hubs will deliver on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and the National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
They are a joint commitment of the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. Under the agreement, the Commonwealth is providing $22.3 million in funding to Victoria to support the establishment and operation of the hubs as part of its investment to create a national network of Head to Health Kids Hubs.
Reviewed 13 July 2022