Numurkah District Health Service in partnership with Cobram District Health, Nathalia District Hospital and Yarrawonga Health have been successful in obtaining the contract to provide two new mental health services - Psychological Therapy Services and Mental Health Clinical Care Coordination - to residents of Moira Shire, from April 2018. These services are being funded by Murray Primary Health Network (PHN).
Psychological Therapy Services are provided by a psychologist or social worker and are targeted at vulnerable people aged 12 years and older with a diagnosed mental illness. The service allows flexibility in delivery – at different locations across the Moira Shire and via telehealth.
Mental Health Clinical Care Coordination is a central service for people with complex mental health needs who are at risk of being hospitalised for treatment of their mental illness.
Services will be delivered by a mental health nurse over several months, with strategies such as: medication monitoring and management, daily living skills development, promoting social behaviours, psychological education and connecting with other service providers and family/carers.
Referrals will be received from General Practitioners
(GPs) and require a mental health treatment plan.
For GPs: select 'To Make a Referral'.
Information about mental health