Gippsland PHN in conjunction with commissioned partners, delivers a range of primary mental health care programs, aligned to the stepped model of mental health.
The aim of the Primary Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Stepped Care Program is to provide access to primary mental health and suicide prevention programs within a stepped care model to improve the overall health and wellbeing of people living in Gippsland.
Primary Mental Health Care Services Directory
Phone 1800 595 212 or go to the HeadtoHelp website at www.headtohelp.org.au
Gippsland has two of the 15 Victorian HeadToHelp mental health hubs and has now established four satellite centres.
The HeadtoHelp Hubs are:
- HeadtoHelp Baw Baw, 197-199 Sutton Street, Warragul
- HeadtoHelp Wellington, 12 Inglis Street, Sale
There are four satellite centres to ensure the broad Gippsland population has access to this mental health service – Leongatha, Traralgon, Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale.
The South Coast site is located at Leongatha Healthcare, the Latrobe site at Flourish Medical Centre in Traralgon and the Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale sites at Gippsland Lakes Complete Health.
Head to Health
The Head to Health website contains digital resources for those seeking online mental health support or for those who simply want to improve their mental wellbeing.
The site includes links to resources such as:
- mental health websites created by trusted organisations
- evidence based apps and online programs
- dedicated forums and peer support services
- phone, chat and email services
To find out more visit the Head to Health website.
Gippsland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan
As part of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments have agreed that Local Health Networks and Primary Health Networks will develop and publicly release joint Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plans by 2022. The Gippsland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Final Plan will be a comprehensive service development plan, which is informed by evidence-based service planning tools and detailed service and workforce mapping.
The Gippsland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Final Plan will inform the coordinated commissioning of services across the Stepped Care spectrum of need for services across the lifespan. It will also support opportunity for coordinated regional implementation of national priority areas, which were agreed through the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. The ‘Plan on a Page’ aims to capture the national priority areas and clarify the scope of the Gippsland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Final through a shared vision, mission, values and commitments.
The Gippsland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Final Plan will provide strategic guidance and evidence to key stakeholders. It will also provide LGA specific data for points of consideration and translation at a local level by key stakeholders. The Gippsland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Final Plan is anticipated to be completed in June 2022.
Click image to download Plan on a page.
Please direct enquiries to the Regional Planner, Rita Sanderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the full foundation plan, click here.