Due to Covid-19, all our bookings are by appointments only.

Dr Padmini Howpage


Please book online by clicking on the link under the clinician. It is easy, fast and user-friendly, and what’s more, you can use the time that suits your needs.


Unfortunately, some patients exploit the system by making multiple bookings, resulting in long waiting lists. This behaviour also added more work to admin staff. The online deposit of $100 for your appointment secures the appointment with the chosen clinician. The deposit will be credited to your account when you attend the scheduled appointment.

Please note that the above deposit is not refundable if you fail to cancel the appointment 48 hours before.

The patient can call or email the practice to cancel the appointment, but please note that you must be 48 hrs time limit. You have the choice of keeping the deposit when rescheduling the appointment.


Please ring the practice to arrange the refund and cancel the appointment.

If you do not intend to attend the appointment, you will receive your full deposit returned to your credit or debit card.


Dr Padmini Howpage

Dr Padmini Howpage

Psychiatrist and Psycho-geriatrician (Dr Howpage is fluent in Sinhalese)
“In therapy, we match strings; on one side, it is the thread of my professional skills. On the other side, it is the thread of my patient’s distress. Weaving together to create what is possible but a beautiful tapestry is not easy. But when it is done, we both find it is rewarding. That’s what matters at the end.”

“I want to bridge the gap between clinical expertise and genuine empathy, creating a healing environment that fosters trust and comfort for my patients. I am committed to continuous learning and innovation, ensuring that our team stay at the forefront of mental health care, providing cutting-edge solutions and tailored treatment plans for each person.”

Dr. Howpage is not only a distinguished medical doctor but also a compassionate community leader deeply committed to enhancing the well-being of our community. Her remarkable journey has been recognised with accolades and awards, reflecting her unwavering dedication to her profession and society’s betterment.

A Leader in Her Field and the Community

Recipient of the prestigious 2019 Woman of the West award from Western Sydney University, Dr. Howpage has consistently demonstrated excellence in her profession. She was also honoured as a finalist for the 2020 Citizen of the Year award by the Hills Shire Council, further underscoring her significant contributions to the local community.

A Mental Health Specialist with a Heart

With a wealth of clinical experience in all facets of mental health and mental disorders, Dr. Howpage possesses an ability to connect with individuals of all ages. She goes above and beyond to ensure everyone receives the utmost care and attention.

Leading from the front, the team at Mind Connections Specialist Health Services

Since 2006, as the Clinical Director of Mind Connections Specialist Health Services, Dr. Howpage leads a team of experts dedicated to achieving excellence in mental health. Together, they work tirelessly to provide top-tier care to their patients.

A Champion of Volunteering in the Community

Dr. Howpage’s visionary leadership in community-based volunteer programs is truly commendable. For more than a decade, she has devoted her time and energy to establishing key organisations, and she was the founding chair of many charities, including the Positive Vibes Foundation and the Hills Mental Health Interagency. Today, she leads charities, Mind Connections Foundation and the Women’s Shed Hills Shire, emphasising her unwavering commitment to the betterment of our community.

Author and an Educator

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Howpage is the author of two books, “Mindful Coco” and “7 Magic Minutes for Today,” inspired by her beloved pet dog Coco and her patients’ experiences. She is a conjoint lecturer at Western Sydney University’s Faculty of Medicine, and she takes great pleasure in mentoring and supervising medical students during clinical placements and research activities, as well as supervising trainee psychiatry registrars for FRANZCP.

Dr. Howpage’s exemplary journey in the professional and volunteer fields and her unique blend of expertise, compassion, and dedication make her an invaluable asset to both the medical field and our society.

Dr Padmini Howpage specialises in:

  • Depression, Psychosis, Schizophrenia/Clozapine-related disorders, PTSD & other trauma, OCD, Bipolar, Anxiety, Behavioural Issues, Anger, Stress, Grief and Loss
  • Australian Defence Personal – (ADF/DVA) assessment and treatment, Incapacity assessment
  • State of the art Modern treatment – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Direct Current Stimulation techniques (TMS & DCS)
  • Assessment for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Workcover / Medico-Legal civil cases
  • Addiction – Illicit drug addiction and withdrawal therapies (Trained and registered prescriber in NSW Opioid Treatment Program)/Alcohol addiction (Prescriber of triple pharmacotherapy)
  • Perinatal psychiatry, family therapy, couple counselling

For more information

Dr Howpage is the author of two books, “Mindful Coco” and “7 Magic Moments for Today.” Her pet dog Coco, and her patients inspired her to write these books.

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