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  • Register now  for 'Putting the patient at the centre of care' symposium
  • headspace Goulburn now open!
  • Update on request for proposal process for mental health and suicide prevention

A word from our CEO: Dianne Kitcher

It's great to see so much interest in our 'Putting the patient at the centre of care' symposium to be held on 29 April. Already we've had more than 100 register for the event which will feature a number high-profile speakers who will share their perspectives and emerging work on the Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) model of care. Internationally acclaimed speaker, Professor Benjamin Crabtree, a US-based researcher and Professor at the Department of Family Practice, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University (NJ) is our keynote speaker and will share his extensive knowledge of the PCMH and the benefits to patients, practitioners and the primary care team. Make sure you register now for this one-off event! See more details below.

In other news, we are delighted that the headspace Goulburn centre is now open, giving young people aged 12 to 25 from the Goulburn area access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services. 

The new headspace centre is one of four centres in South Eastern NSW funded by COORDINARE and over the past few months we have been working with headspace Goulburn, and lead agency Grand Pacific Health (GPH), to ensure that services are delivered with a regional focus and based on local needs. Find out how to refer to the Centre below.

Finally, we are in the final stages of negotiations with the preferred providers from our Request for Proposal (RFP) for integrated primary mental health and suicide prevention for South Eastern NSW communities. Once we have finalised this process we will share the details with you. We are also working with providers who were not successful or did not apply as part of the RFP process so that they can effectively finalise interventions for consumers currently accessing their services, and to transition those people who require ongoing treatment beyond 30 June 2017 to alternate services. Our aim is to ensure there is minimal disruption to consumers in this process. We will continue to keep you updated.

Dianne Kitcher