Department of Health

Lead providers appointed for the 3 new Infant, Child Family Health and Wellbeing Hubs

13/07/22

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.

For more updates on the progress of the Infant, Child Family Health and Wellbeing Hubs, see Recommendation 19: Supporting infant, child and family mental health and wellbeing.

Reviewed 13 July 2022

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