Our PHN is committed to ensuring that all people living with a mental health condition and alcohol and other drug use in our region can access effective and appropriate treatment.
The joint regional comprehensive Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drug Plan 2021 - 2026 titled 'Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives' was launched in 2021 which aims to improve access to mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug services in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region.
Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives outlines a plan based around four key areas:
- integration and coordination
- availability, awareness and access of service
- workforce and support
- services that meet the needs of individuals, specific populations and changing needs across the lifespan
Our PHN funds primary mental health services within a person-centred stepped care approach. Stepped care ensures people can access the most appropriate service at any given time and move through the continuum of care as their needs change.
The five levels of stepped care are:
- Level 1: self-management
- Level 2: low intensity
- Level 3: moderate intensity
- Level 4: high intensity
- Level 5: acute and specialist
Head to Health
Find the right Australian digital mental health and wellbeing resources.
Head to Health helps individuals navigate mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug services in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. The service is a collaboration between the community, people with lived experience, the mental health sector, and the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.
Phone: 1800 595 212
The Head to Health phone line can be accessed by consumers, their families, carers, GPs, service providers and other health professionals. It is available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm (except public holidays).
For further information Head to Health, visit headtohealth.gov.au.