Mental Health Stepped Care Service
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH STEPPED CARE SERVICE?
The Mental Health Stepped Care Service is a part of the Stepped Care Model in line with mental health reform across Australia.
Funded by the Australian Government under the Primary Health Network, the Mental Health Stepped Care Service provides flexible support for people with mild to severe mental health needs.
The Model offers individuals with the flexibility to 'step up' or 'step down' their support depending on their mental health needs at any given time.
The Support you received from the Mental Health Stepped Care Service may include the following:
- Social workers
- Credentialled Mental Health Nurses
The Stepped Care Service offers a variety of supports including group and individual therapy, psychological intervention, care coordination and innovative eHealth technology such as online support and apps.
Who can access Mental Health Stepped Care Services?
People of all ages who live or work in an area where the service is available and can't afford, or are unable to access similar services, may be eligible to receive a Mental Health Stepped Care Service.
How to access Mental Health Stepped Care Services?
Referrals to the Mental Health Stepped Care Service can be made by anyone; including GPs and other primary health providers, schools, social services, other organisations and you can also refer yourself.
Referrals to the Stepped Care Service
For people living in Melbourne's Outer Eastern Suburbs, (including Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges), for more information call:
- Mentis Assist - 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847), or
- Eastern Melbourne PHN - 9800 1071
or see our Stepped Care Service brochure for the Outer East Region here.
For people living in Melbourne's South Eastern Suburbs, (including Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Casey and Cardinia), for more information call:
- SEMPHN - 1800 862 363
or see our Stepped Care Service brochures for the South Eastern Region:
- MHICC - for people with severe and/or complex mental health needs
- API - for people with mild to moderate mental health needs