Murray PHN is commissioning primary mental health services, with new arrangements being introduced in the following areas from March 2018:
- Psychological therapy services (PTS – General)
- Primary mental health clinical care coordination (PMHCCC) – supporting people who experience severe mental illness (formerly known as MHNIP).
Clients receiving these services from current providers will be supported during the transition period.
Clients and carers can access frequently asked questions here.
GPs can access information on the changes here.
PTS - Specialist services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, perinatal depression, suicide prevention and child mental health will remain in place until September 2018.
Murray PHN is working to implement a Stepped Model of Care. The Stepped Care model is a person-centered approach, meaning that the care provided to a person is targeted to their most current needs and not a one size fits all approach.
The Model aims to increase prevention through providing access to evidence based information, advice and self-help resources. It also works to delivering early intervention where needs are addressed early, rather than waiting until require more intensive treatment is required.
For more information on PTS or PMHCCC and the criteria for referral click here.