Mental Health Transition
As you may be aware, funding for mental health services is changing.
The new approach to funding will allow consumers to access the most appropriate care based on their individual situation via a more streamlined process.
While the services that consumers have traditionally had access to will remain, the changes to funding will mean the way these services are accessed and what these services are called may be different.
As a PHN, we are committed to ensuring our community has access to the right care, at the right time, and in the right place.
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To assist GPs and service providers navigate through the transition period, we have put together a Transition Timeline. The timeline outlines the upcoming key dates to equip you with the necessary information to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.
See below for the latest updates and announcements in relation to the Mental Health Transition.
21 October 2018 - New fact sheets released.
We have now released a series of fact sheets outlining each level of stepped care and the providers.
21 August 2018 - Mental Health Transition Update – Targeted Psychological Therapies contracts awarded!
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN are pleased to announce that 18 providers will deliver Psychological Therapies Provided by Mental Health Professionals to Underserviced Groups within Primary Mental Health Stepped Care.
21 August 2018 - Mental Health Transition Update - Mental Health Nurse Care Program contracts awarded!
We are also pleased to announce that contracts with providers have now been finalised to deliver primary mental health care services for people with severe mental illness including mental health nurses.
21 August 2018 - Mental Health Transition Update - Health Service Navigator contracts awarded!
We are pleased to announce that from 01 September 2018 services will be available from providers who will deliver Health Service Navigation for people with or at risk of mental illness across the region
14 August 2018 - New E-Referral tool for Mental Health programs
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is introducing a new web-based portal for GPs to simplify and support the referral and management of their patients requiring Mental Health services through PHN-commissioned providers.
27 July 2018 - Mental health transition update
Commissioning for Targeted Psychological Therapies and the Health Service Navigators is now being finalised with contract negotiations underway. We look forward to sharing more information with you about the successful applicants in the following weeks.
9 May 2018 - Mental health tendering update
New tenders have been released for mental health services to be delivered within the stepped care approach. Tender opportunities exist for Targeted Psychological Therapies, Mental Health Nurse Care and Health Service Navigators.