Expressions of interest open for General Practices to take part in a new stepped mental health care trial

North Western Melbourne PHN (NWMPHN) has been selected as one of three sites nationally to work with the University of Melbourne, to test a structured approach to identifying mental health need and triaging patients into appropriate treatment.

Who can apply?

General practices that can accommodate the following requirements may be eligible:

  • are interested in testing new ways of delivering mental health care
  • see at least 100 patients aged between 18-75 per day
  • can provide a room for patients to attend trial appointments
  • agree to their reception staff asking patients to complete a short questionnaire on an iPad or similar tablet (tablets will be provided by the PHN)

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Notice of upcoming Request for Tender for the commissioning of a new headspace service in Melton

In early June 2017 the Federal Government announced a new headspace service for Melton, to be commissioned by North Western Melbourne PHN.

headspace offers early intervention services for 12 to 25 year olds across the key areas of mental health; related physical health; social and vocational support; and alcohol and other drug use.

The new service will provide a real boost for youth mental and related physical health in the region and is great reward for effort for all who have been advocating for increased youth health services in Melbourne’s west.

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