Mental health, AOD and suicide prevention

A stepped care approach to mental health, suicide prevention and AOD support

Eastern Melbourne PHN's mental health (MH) and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services will be delivered through a Stepped Care Model (SCM), a service delivery framework tailored to regional needs that all Primary Health Networks are mandated to develop and implement. 

The SCM is part of the Australian Government’s response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services.

Visit EMPHN's Mental Health Stepped Care Model webpage

EMPHN currently funds a wide range of MH and AOD services including:

  • Mental health stepped care organisations and partners
  • 100+ individual allied health practitioners providing focussed psychological strategies for priority groups;
  • Five organisations delivering focussed psychological strategies for priority groups;
  • Seven organisations facilitating access to credentialed mental health nurses who coordinate the clinical care of adults living with severe mental illness;
  • Four organisations delivering Partners in Recovery to adults living with severe and enduring mental illness;
  • Three headspace services and two youth severe services delivering mental health support to young people;
  • Two services providing support around suicide, including early intervention and post-vention support;
  • 12 organisations using different service models to delivering AOD services for consumers and their families and significant others  

Recent announcements:

For more information, please contact one of our Mental Health and AOD team specialists below: