19 September 2019

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) will be shortly releasing a tender to appoint a lead agency to operate headspace services in Melton.

Tenderlink is the web-based procurement system used by NWMPHN to support a transparent and accountable process. The tender for headspace Melton will be released through and posted on the Tenderlink portal. Once the tender is released, all communications and enquiries must only be directed in writing through our Tenderlink Portal or by email to tenders@nwmphn.org.au

To make sure you are notified and able to participate in this tender opportunity, please visit our website and click through to our Tenderlink page. Once on our Tenderlink page, click the ‘registration’ tab at top to create an account if you are not already registered.

headspace services for Melton

Adolescence and young adulthood are a peak period for the onset of many types of mental illness. Over 75 per cent of all serious mental health problems commence before the age of 25 years. Much of the disability associated with mental disorders develops in the early years following the onset of an illness. This period represents a critical period for intervention. Early, effective intervention during adolescence and young adulthood is essential to reduce the risk of ongoing impairment or disability associated with mental health and related substance use disorders.

Only one in four young persons with mental health problems receives professional help. Even among young people with the most severe mental health problems, only 50 per cent receive professional help and fewer still receive optimal evidence-based care.

headspace is designed to be easily accessible for a young person and their family to receive support for issues affecting their wellbeing. This covers mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

The headspace model focuses on building the capacity of local communities and agencies to identify early, and provide effective responses to, young people aged 12-25 with mental health issues. headspace services are established through a collaborative process that actively engages key local agencies to ensure a locally integrated, holistic approach to service delivery with the consortium playing an important role in ensuring the specific needs of community are met and the headspace service is integrated into the local service system and networks.

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