Blacktown service tackles growing need for mental health care

Psychologist Steve Bailey with Mental Health Workers Mariham Bast and Changiz Iranpour.

Psychologist Steve Bailey with Mental Health Workers Mariham Bast and Changiz Iranpour.

A Blacktown mental health service has “taken matters into its own hand” to try and tackle the growing need for mental health assistance in western Sydney by offering a mobile service.

Non-profit group 180 Wellbeing Solutions (formerly Marist Youth Care) is rolling out the program to curb the rate of mental health in the region.

More than 12 per cent of adults across western Sydney primary health networks report high or very high levels of psychological distress.