Mental Health

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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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...

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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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