North East Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance (NEMHSCA)

The Role of NEMHSCA 2020

The role of NEMHSCA is to promote the development, implementation and monitoring of an integrated multi sector service coordination framework that harnesses the knowledge, experience and practice wisdom of representatives from across the North East metropolitan region. NEMHSCA aims to provide a platform to better enhance service integration and communication so consumers, carers and the community can access responsive, appropriate and integrated Mental Health and wellbeing support.

Background

The NEMHSCA project sought to build on the work of the North East Mental Health Alliance (NEMHA), a longstanding mental health alliance in the North East region led by Banyule Community Health (BCH). In recognition of significant and continued sector reform in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) and Mental Health sectors, BCH sought resources to continue and expand the Alliance to reflect current need for integration and collaboration across the multiple sectors who are involved in service delivery for this most vulnerable of client groups. Having secured funding from the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN), BCH and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) sought partnership to renew and reinvigorate the Alliance, to be called the North East Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance (NEMHSCA).

Membership

NEMHSCA includes representatives from the following service providers:

  • Austin Health
  • Banyule Community Health
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • CarerLinks North
  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
  • Headspace
  • health Ability/Carrington Health
  • Hume/Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership
  • Mind Australia
  • Northern Area Mental Health
  • Neami National
  • Nexus Dual Diagnosis Service
  • Nexus Primary Health
  • Orange Door
  • Odyssey House
  • Services Australia
  • Uniting ReGen
  • Wellways
  • Whittlesea Council

And collaborative relationships with:

  • EMHSCA our sister alliance in the East
  • The NEMHSCA professional development working party
  • The NERDD working party
  • The NEDDY working party
  • The CoP Peer Workforce


Please contact the NEMHSCA Project Coordinator if you would like further information about NEMHSCA.

Email: sarah.officer@svha.org.au

Phone: 03 9450 2000 (Banyule Community Health)