Phase 3 Mental Health Stepped Care starts 14 Jan

Phase 3 Mental Health Stepped Care starts 14 Jan

09 January, 2019

Phase 3 of Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network's Mental Health Stepped Care service - Steps Mental Health - will start accepting referrals on 14 January 2019. 

The service will be delivered by Access Health and Community and its Connect4Health partners


People of all ages who live or work in Melbourne’s inner-east (Boroondara, Manningham, Monash and Whitehorse), who are not able to afford or access similar services, may be eligible to receive the Mental Health Stepped Care service. 


Services will include group and individual psychological intervention, suicide prevention services, care coordination, dual diagnosis services, and online support. 

Care teams 

Care teams consisting of experienced mental health clinicians/workers - including counsellors, psychologists, mental health nurses, and social workers - will assess needs and collaborate closely with consumers and their carers, families and GPs to tailor collaborative care plans to individuals. 

Referrals and locations 

Referrals to the service can be made by anyone including GPs and other health providers, schools, social services, other organisations, or people or their carers can refer themselves. 

The service will be accessible from Box Hill, Doncaster East, Glen Waverley and Hawthorn, at the main health centres of Access Health and Community, Carrington Health and Link Health and Community.

For referrals: