From July 1, 2016 a suite of mental health services will be commissioned through the Primary Health Networks as part of the 2015 Mental Health reform.
HNECCPHN will work with GPs, psychologists, nurses, allied health providers, mental health services, those with lived experience and local communities to develop a model of mental health care. The model will reflect local needs and focus on safe, effective, quality mental health care service delivery.
The new approach to mental health funding and reform is based on the following system reform platforms:
* Person centered care funded on the basis of need
* Thinking nationally, acting locally – a regional approach to service planning and integration
* Delivering services within a stepped care approach – better targeting of services to meet needs
* Effective early intervention across the lifespan – shifting the balance
* Digital mental health services – making optimal use of technology
* Strengthened national leadership – facilitating systemic change at all levels and promoting partnerships
* Regional needs assessment
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