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GCPHN Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs Snapshot
- January 2017
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Welcome to our Snapshot Update

 
We hope you all had some time off over the silly season to spend with loved ones. We at GCPHN have returned to work ready to tackle any challenges 2017 may bring us.  

Request for Proposals
  

On 20th January 2017, GCPHN released two Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the following:


Psychological Services


GCPHN has advertised an RFP seeking applications from eligible organisations/service providers to be pre-qualified on a panel arrangement for the provision of GCPHN funded psychological services to clients in hard to reach population groups. 

Hard to reach groups are defined as people experiencing moderate mental illness who are financially disadvantaged and are not clinically suited to lower intensity levels of intervention. These target groups are based on local needs as identified in the August 2016 Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Needs Assessment.

You can access the RFP here: RFP - Psychological Services. Closing date for this RFP is 3rd March 2017. 

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Low Intensity Services


GCPHN is seeking responses to this RFP from eligible organisations/service providers to be pre-qualified on a panel arrangement for the provision of Low Intensity Mental Health Services, commencing 1st July 2017, for a two-year period up to 30th June 2019. 

Based on the August 2016 Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Needs Assessment, GCPHN is seeking evidence based, structured psychological group programs for people with, or at risk of, mild mental illness from the following target groups:
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) population 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Pansexual and other diverse identities (LGBTIQAP+)
  • Dual Diagnosis (co-existing mental health and substance use issues)
You can access the RFP here: RFP - Low Intensity Services. Closing date for this RFP is 3rd March 2017.

If you have any questions relating to these RFPs, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of each of the links above to see if  your question has already been answered. If you have a question that has not been asked as yet, please email it through to us and we will get back to you. 

 
Keep an eye on our website http://www.healthygc.com.au for new opportunities. 

Key Dates


RFP Industry Briefings

Southern Gold Coast
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Click here to register

Central Gold Coast
Wednesday 15th February 2017
Click here to register

 

     
   
           

 

 

MH & AOD Needs Assessment


MORE INFO: Click here
 


RFP – Psychological Services


CLOSING DATE: 3rd March 2017

MORE INFO: Click here

 


RFP – Low Intensity Services


CLOSING DATE: 3rd March 2017

MORE INFO: Click here




                          

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Thank you to the suggestions you sent through from our December 2016 update. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please send us an email to:
mentalhealthAoD@gcphn.com.au



 

You Spoke… We Heard


During mental health reform consultations on mild mental health issues in 2016, you said that the Gold Coast needs to have:
  • Early intervention to treat mild mental illness so people don't get more unwell
  • Support groups and evidence based programs that work well
  • Non-stigmatising group programs 
  • Family therapy options 
  • Support groups for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) 
  • Integrated mental health services
  • More natural supports and mentoring
  • "Free" access to psychologist services
  • Services that are face to face for people who can't access the internet or phone
  • Easy referral into programs
We heard you and this month GCPHN released an opportunity for services to tender to deliver services with a focus on the issues you identified. The tender includes a request for a service to deliver support to Groups that are evidence based psychological programs for people with mild mental illness that are:
  • non-stigmatising, community based programs 
  • integrated with other mental health services
  • facilitate community and social connections to reduce social isolation
  • available to families and the CALD community
  • low to no cost 
  • easy, direct access without a referral

            


AOD Commissioned Services - Official Launch

 
We are pleased to announce that GCPHN has funded two services to provide early and post treatment support services, and an Indigenous organisation to provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Gold Coast. 

Lives Lived Well and QuIHN, two well established local service providers, will be working together to provide drug and alcohol treatment and support services for people living in the northern Gold Coast region. 

Krurungal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Welfare, Resource and Housing has been funded to deliver a community alcohol and other drug support service to the Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 

Click here to read more about these services.    
 
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