The Stepped Care Service is an initiative funded by the Australian Government under the Primary Health Network (PHN).
Mentis Assist provides the Mental Health Stepped Care Service for people with, or at risk of mental illness; providing support for people with mild to severe mental health needs in the Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges regions through the Outer Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN)
If you would like to refer yourself or a patient for the Stepped Care Service in the Outer Eastern Melbourne suburbs, please call Mentis Assist Intake on 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847) or EMPHN on 9800 1071.
Mental Health Stepped Care Service
For people with, or at risk of mental illness
What is mental health stepped care service?
The Mental Health Stepped Care Service allows people to 'step up' their mental health support if they need more help or 'step down' their support if less help is needed, depending on their mental health needs at the time.
The Support you receive from the Mental Health Stepped Care Service may include the following health professionals:
- 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?
If you live or work in Knox, Maroondah or the Yarra Ranges areas and can't afford other similar services or can't get help from somewhere else, you can use the Mental Health Stepped Care Service.
Where are services available?
Mentis Assist provides the Mental Health Stepped Care Service in the following Outer Eastern Melbourne Suburbs:
- Ringwood - 92B Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
- Healesville - HICCI Centre, 231 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
- Yarra Glen - Valley Primary Health Centre, 1 Symonds Street, Yarra Glen
- Boronia - Boronia Medical, 152 Boronia Road, Boronia
- Belgrave - 1616-1620 Burwood Highway, Belgrave
How do I access the Mental health Stepped Care Service
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
- Mentis Assist - 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847), or
- Eastern Melbourne PHN - 9800 1071
or see our Mental Health Stepped Care Service brochure for the Outer East Region here.