Current Programs & Projects

CURRENT PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner
and/or Psychiatrist.

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through:
• face-to-face sessions;
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings;
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate).

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
People aged 12 and older who:
• have a Metal Health Treatment Plan;
• are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness;
• have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life;
• are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months;
• are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and manage of their mental health for an extended episode of care;
• are currently under the care of a GP or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as a part of the program.
A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

WHO CAN REFER?
Referrals will be accepted from General Practitioners and psychiatrists only.

REFERRAL PATHWAY
General Practitioners and psychiatrists will need to refer through refeRHEALTH, our e-Referral system.

PROVIDER SERVICE REGION/AREA CONTACT DETAILS
Service Region/Area - Southern Downs, Cherbourg and South Burnett

Provider for South Burnett
Mark Duffy, Mobile: 0488 007 585

Provider for Southern Downs
Catherine Elliott, Mobile: 0411 837 809

For More information contact:

Philippa Glasby
Program and Events Coordinator
P 07 4638 1377
E services@rhealth.com.au
F 07 4151 0794

RHealth has been managing the Rural Primary Health Service (RPHS) program, on behalf of the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network (CQWBSC PHN), since 2015. This program operates in the Wide Bay region with a focus on the North Burnett.

The Rural Primary Health Service program allows those living with a Chronic Disease to access a variety of Allied Health Professional services. RHealth works closely with the regions GPs and the Wide Bay Health & Hospital Service to provide a co-ordinated, multi-disciplinary based approach to each client’s health care needs, encouraging people in rural and remote areas to adopt or modify behaviours to better manage their health and wellbeing.

RHealth also provides high-quality data collection, management and reporting services for this program to the CQWBSC PHN, to ensure services are being provided for those most in need in the rural and remote areas of the Wide Bay.

For more information, please call RHealth on (07) 4638 1377.

headspace Warwick is a health service for those aged between 12 and 25 years, providing support for general health, mental health, drug and alcohol issues, and employment and educational support. The focus of headspace Warwick is on early intervention and having a one stop shop approach to health issues.

RHealth is the Lead Agency, and as part of the consortium works in partnership with Drug-Arm, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service District, Southern Downs Regional Council, Artius and Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE.

The headspace Warwick office is located in Warwick and services the Southern Downs region.

What services does headspace Warwick have available?

Our Youth Engagement Officer provides a range of programs and services ranging from a weekly gaming group to weekly exercise classes as well as one on one support for young people.

Care Coordinators offer support to young people by helping put together a tailored care plan for each client. The Care Coordinator is there to help guide and support a young person through the headspace experience and advocates on their behalf in and out of the headspace environment.

There are appointments available within headspace Warwick with a variety of other Mental Health Professionals (eg Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Counsellors), if a need is identified with a young person.

Visit the headspace Warwick website here.