Child and Youth Mental Health Services
In response to the Australian Government’s Mental Health Reform in Primary Care, Brisbane South PHN has committed funds to provide a “stepped-care” approach to integrated services for young people requiring primary mental health support.
For additional information, please contact the Child and Youth, MHAOD Program Coordinator via MHAOD@bsphn.org.au
Brisbane South PHN Commissioned Service Providers
Brisbane South PHN have commissioned headspace to provide a collaborative and person centric model of care to improve health outcomes, support early intervention mental health services for 12-25 year olds and assist in promoting young people’s wellbeing.
This covers four core areas; mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to improve mental health outcomes for young people aged 12-25 years with or at risk of mild to moderate mental illness. headspace centres aim to be highly accessible, youth friendly integrated service hubs that respond, at a minimum, to mental health, general health, alcohol and other drug and vocational concerns of young people. The services aim to improve mental health outcomes by reducing help-seeking barriers and facilitating early access to services that meet the holistic needs of young people.
Early Psychosis Youth Services
From 1 July 2016 Brisbane South PHN assumed responsibility for commissioning the Early Psychosis Youth Services (EPYS) program through headspace Meadowbrook. The service is delivered through the headspace primary care platform, are known as the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP).
The EPYS program provides integrated early intervention treatment and intensive support to young people aged 12 to 25 years who are at ultra high risk of, or are experiencing, a first episode psychosis. This program aims to provide a single point of entry for comprehensive evidence based treatment and support, as well as ease of access to varying levels of intensity of care for young people and their families, replacing often fragmented treatment and support pathways.
Aboriginal Island Suicide Prevention Program
Brisbane South PHN have committed to deliver an Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Program, currently being delivered through headspace Inala and headspace Meadowbrook in the form of the UHELP program.
United Health Education and Learning Program (UHELP)
The UHELP program is designed to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in a culturally appropriate way. With the primary focus on physical, social and emotional wellbeing activities through a three tiered holistic group program. It also aimed to engage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in need of mental health intervention into a health care service using established relationships. The program is built on a partnership with local community Elders and services.
Accessing headspace services
Brisbane South PHN works closely with the headspace national office and directly funds four headspace centres in the Brisbane South region. They include:
1/29-37 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba Qld 4157
P: 1300 851 274 F: 07 3102 9218
PCYC Inala, 37 Swallow Street, Inala Qld 4077
P: 07 3727 5000 F: 07 3279 8444
260 Loganlea Road, Meadowbrook Qld 4131
P: 07 3804 4200 F: 07 3804 4299
182 Logan Road, Woolloongabba Qld 4102
P: 07 3249 2222 F: 07 3249 2299