Funding Changes and Redesign of Primary Mental Health Care Services

Over the past 12 months HNECC PHN has been redesigning two programs, the Primary Mental Health Care (formerly known as ATAPS) and Mental Health Nurse Incentive Programs.  

The redesign has incorporated a selective review of the literature, documentation of models of care in other regions across Australia, and a wide consultation process with clinicians, consumers and their carers, and local community members via face to face workshops and online engagement platforms. As a result of the redesign work HNECC are going to open tender for an integrated, person centred service that is delivered in a Stepped Care framework.

More information on Stepped Care framework can be found in the PHN Mental Health Tools and Resources section of the Department of Health Website: click here 

More information on the redesign process is on our website   or contact Leah Eddy on 0418 938 152