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Mental health

For patients in crisis please refer to:

Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Or call your local emergency service 000

Australian Government Response to Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services

On 26 November 2015 the Federal Government released their response to the Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services.  The Government has announced that Primary Health Networks will take on a significant role in the commissioning of mental health services from 1 July 2016.

Brisbane South PHN will be communicating with stakeholders as soon as further information becomes available.  We will work with the Department and our service providers to ensure continuity of service during this period.

Read the full report here.

Mental health at Brisbane South PHN

Brisbane South PHN delivers a range of primary mental health support programs and services to support community needs.

These services cover a range of age groups including:

  • children (0-12 years)
  • youth (13-24 years)
  • adults (25 years +).

Mental health in early childhood

Mental health difficulties affect children’s behaviours, feeling, learning, relationships with others as well as their physical health and wellbeing. There are many ways that parents and carers can support children who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

The ATAPS for Kids program provides an early intervention service by delivering evidence based short term psychological strategies services to support children 12 years and under (and their parents and carers where appropriate) who have or are at risk of developing a mild to moderate mental, childhood behavioural or emotional disorder.

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Severe and persistent mental illness

The Partners in Recovery (PIR) program works with people who:

  • have severe and persistent mental health issues
  • have complex needs that require services from multiple agencies
  • require assistance to access the right services to meet their needs
  • require help to organise the services already supporting their needs.


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