Map your way to mental health with the MapMyRecovery

Ready to use: MapMyRecovery has recently been updated offering local resources and more at www.mapmyrecovery.org.au. Photo: Shutterstock
Ready to use: MapMyRecovery has recently been updated offering local resources and more at www.mapmyrecovery.org.au. Photo: Shutterstock

MapMyRecovery, a free resource providing mental health information specific to the Murrumbidgee region, has undergone a major upgrade with new features and a new look. Developed by the Murrumbidgee Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Alliance, MapMyRecovery features an online interactive map of the region, making it easy to locate appropriate services.

It also features other useful information such as diagnosis, networks and advocacy, emergency or crisis support; and is compatible with desktop computers and smartphones. Murrumbidgee Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Alliance chair Karen Lenihan said the updated resource provides the community with a quick and effective way to get help.

"We have taken the feedback gathered to revise and improve the platform and ensure it remains up to date and effective," Ms Lenihan said.

"The upgraded platform is easier to use and provides a comprehensive directory of more local programs and services so those in the community can get the assistance they need as quickly as possible."

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Mental Health Drug and Alcohol senior manager Anita McRae said easy access to the right mental health resources is crucial as the region continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, drought and bushfires.

"It's not uncommon for us to hear people say they are unaware of where they can access local mental health resources. MapMyRecovery allows people to find the right health service for their needs instantly, and it's also useful in assisting those trying to help someone in need," she said.

The Murrumbidgee Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Alliance includes: Amaranth Foundation, Calvary Riverina Drug and Alcohol Centre, Centacare South West NSW, Department of Communities and Justice, Directions Health Services, Flourish Australia, Grand Pacific Health, Intereach, Karralika, Marathon Health, Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, Relationships Australia, Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation, Stride, St Vincent de Paul Society, Sunflower House and Wellways.

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