North West Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) will soon seek to commission a new program to provide mental health care for residents of aged care facilities who are living with, or are at risk of mental illness. This activity will expand on the pilot phase of the project which began earlier this year.
Effective delivery of the program will require a partnership approach between providers of mental health support, including those in private practice, and aged care facility providers. It is likely that few such partnerships currently exist and NWMPHN is keen to provide an opportunity for agencies to network. This will allow organisations to develop partnerships in preparation for the release of the program tender.
Before announcing the tender, NWMPHN is hosting a series of workshops to:
- Commence the development of partnerships between providers of residential aged care and mental health services, including an exploration of the desired partnerships approach.
- Enhance the sector’s understanding of the scope of implementing mental health services in residential aged care facilities.
- Develop best practice ideas around how this program will reach and engage older people from diverse communities who are living in residential aged care facilities in the NWMPHN catchment.
Date: Workshops will commence the week beginning 11 November 2019.
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Workshops will be held in metro Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh and Gisborne.
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