Mental Health

SEMPHN welcomes funding to increase workforce capacity across headspace centres

Thursday, 24 June 2021

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) welcomes an additional $3.3 million in funding from the Australian Government to support the mental health workforce across headspace centres in Bentleigh, Dandenong, Frankston and Narre Warren. The funding forms part...

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THRIVE program supports sports clubs to talk about wellbeing

Monday, 24 May 2021

Pictured: Attendees from THRIVE program launch Today, Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health Steve Dimopoulos officially launched the THRIVE program at the St Kilda Football Club in Moorabbin.   South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN)...

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Free access to psychiatrist secondary consultations for GPs in the Monash Health catchment

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

To support you in addressing the mental health of your patients, South Eastern Melbourne PHN (SEMPHN) has partnered with Monash Health to provide general practitioners with free access to secondary consultations with an experienced psychiatrist. The six-month trial is part...

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Increased mental health support for older adults in south east Melbourne

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Older people who are experiencing social isolation and are at risk of mental ill-health will now have new opportunities to get support and reconnect in their community.   South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) is pleased to partner with Better...

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New headspace centre in Glen Iris to open in September

Sunday, 14 February 2021

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network is pleased to announce Access Health and Community will lead a consortium to support and deliver youth services in a new headspace centre in Glen Iris, due to open in September 2021. Glen Iris is part of the Local Government...

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Free access to psychiatrist secondary consultations for GPs in the Monash Health catchment

Sunday, 3 January 2021

To support you in addressing the mental health of your patients, South Eastern Melbourne PHN (SEMPHN) has partnered with Monash Health to provide general practitioners with free access to secondary consultations with an experienced psychiatrist. The three-month trial is...

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Simpler access to free psychiatrist secondary consultations for GPs in the Alfred Health catchment

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Update: Accessing this service changed from 1 July 2021. From 1 July 2021, GPs in the Alfred Health catchment can book a free 30-minute video or phone appointment time for an Alfred Health Psychiatrist Secondary Consultation. There are three referral options: phone...

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THRIVE program to support sports clubs

Friday, 25 September 2020

Sporting and recreation clubs across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will be better able to support the mental health and wellbeing of their members through the delivery of the THRIVE program. THRIVE is a holistic, evidence-based model using the principles of Positive...

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Tender open: Establish and operate headspace Glen Iris

Friday, 25 September 2020

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) is pleased to invite eligible organisations to tender to be the lead agency for the new headspace centre delivering a service model responsive to the needs of young people and families residing/studying/working and/or...

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EOI open: up to $1million funding for GP-led COVID-19 Mental Health Clinics in Casey, Cardinia and Frankston/MP

Friday, 4 September 2020

SEMPHN is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from accredited general practices to provide a COVID-19 Mental Health Clinic service for a period of 12 months. The Australian Government has funded Primary Health Networks in Victoria to establish 15 new mental health clinics...

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New mental health hubs for Victoria

Friday, 21 August 2020

On 17 August, the Australian Government announced $26.9m of new funding to establish 15 dedicated mental health hubs across Victoria.  Victoria’s six Primary Health Networks are rapidly scaling-up and enhancing mental health services through existing sites to...

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New Mental Health and Wellbeing service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Friday, 31 July 2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will now have broader choices to access culturally-appropriate services and care to support their mental health needs. Funded by South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network...

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New headspace satellite opens in Pakenham

Friday, 3 July 2020

Pictured: headspace Pakenham staff welcoming young people From 1 July, young people can access better mental health support with the opening of a new headspace satellite service in Pakenham. The Pakenham satellite complements parent site headspace Narre...

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headspace opens in Hastings

Thursday, 30 April 2020

One week after its sister site opened in Rosebud, headspace Hastings is now open for the community. Co-located at the Atticus Regional Medicentre, headspace Hastings is a new service that complements its parent headspace centre in Dandenong, to provide early intervention...

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headspace Rosebud opens for the community

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Young people on the Peninsula will now be able to access better mental health support with the opening of a new headspace satellite service in Rosebud.  Supplementing the services of the existing headspace centre in Frankston, the Rosebud satellite will provide three...

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Faces of SEMPHN: Meet the Psychosocial Support Services Team

Thursday, 14 November 2019

SEMPHN has commissioned support services for people with mental illness who are not eligible for other support programs like the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These are called Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) and are managed by SEMPHN's PSS team.  ...

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SEMPHN signs National Communications Charter

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

For World Suicide Prevention Day, SEMPHN as an organisation signed the National Communications Charter.  The charter, developed by Life in Mind, provides an opportunity for SEMPHN to play a role in reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide, while also...

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Video consults make mental health services more accessible

Friday, 16 August 2019

Pictured: Dr Qusai Hussain from Cyber Clinic South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network has funded Cyber Clinic to provide a secure online platform for video mental health consultations as part of the already existing Accessible Psychological Intervention (API)...

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Case study: video consultations reduce patient’s anxiety

Friday, 9 August 2019

After years of staying at home and experiencing the challenges of agoraphobia, a consumer was able to do what previously seemed too challenging: walking outside, through his own garden. Facts about the patient: Single, 20-year-old male Has a diagnosis of agoraphobia,...

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Tender awarded to ermha to deliver new Psychosocial Support Services

Monday, 24 June 2019

SEMPHN is pleased to announce that ermha has won an open tender to deliver new Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) in partnership with Launch Housing across south eastern Melbourne.  PSS aim to address a current gap in services for some people who are unable to access...

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Online training modules

Thursday, 14 December 2017

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program online training  SEMPHN is offering free access to all GPs in its catchment to participate in the headspace Youth Early Pyschosis Program online training module.  The training can be accessed through SEMPHN’s online LMS...

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SEMPHN appoints beyondblue to deliver low intensity mental health interventions in Dandenong

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

SEMPHN is pleased to announce that beyondblue has been successful in receiving funding to deliver low intensity mental health interventions in Dandenong – an area of high mental health need. Beyondblue will deliver a multifaceted service offering peer support to people...

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Frankston headspace visited by Health Minister Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Health Minister Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther visited Frankston headspace today to hear about activities for young people with severe mental health issues. SEMPHN is one of 10 PHNs across the country chosen to be a mental health lead site,...

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Mental health

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Poor mental health can be short term or lifelong and include mood, anxiety, personality, psychotic, and compulsive disorders. About three million Australians are living with depression or anxiety, and around eight people die by suicide daily in Australia. Mental Health...

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Mental health

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

SEMPHN coordinates primary mental health care across south eastern Melbourne and commissions services to address the mental health needs of our community. We commission services to support people with mild, moderate and severe mental health needs.  These services...

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Aged Care

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

General Practice referrals to aged care services My Aged Care My Aged Care is the national contact centre for Commonwealth-funded aged care services. Health professionals are required to use this portal for referral for assessment and services. Referral Flow chart for GPs...

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