Important News – PHN tender for National Psychosocial Support Measure

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN announces an opportunity for mental health service providers to bid for the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) Measure.

The PHN invites all existing mental health service providers within Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast to participate in an open tender process. Eligible providers will have an existing funding arrangement with Department of Health, Department of Social Services, Queensland Health, or PHN-commissioned, mental health service.

What is the National Psychosocial Support Measure?
In the 2017-18 Federal Budget, the Government committed funding for the National Psychosocial Support Measure. The purpose of the NPS is to provide psychosocial support services to assist people with severe mental illness resulting in a reduction in psychosocial functional capacity who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

As part of the budget announcement, State and Territory Governments were asked to match the funding, for the service to proceed. A bilateral agreement was signed between the Commonwealth and the Queensland Government.

The PHN will be commissioning services to support people in the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN region.

When are services expected to commence?
PHN expects that services will be available from early January 2019

Indicative Tender Timelines
10 September-12 October 2018

Industry briefing sessions

Central Queensland NPS Industry Briefing
Presented by PHN Senior Manager for Central Queensland, Riaz Ahmed
10am-11am Thursday, 6 September 2018
PHN Rockhampton office, Lvl 1/44a William Street,
Rockhampton
info@ourphn.org.au
(07) 4921 7777
RSVP for the Central Queensland Briefing

Wide Bay NPS Industry Briefing
Presented by PHN Senior Manager for Wide Bay, Kirsten Smith
10am-11am Thursday, 6 September 2018
PHN Bundaberg office, Ground Floor, 205 Bourbong Street
Bundaberg
info@ourphn.org.au
(07) 4131 0800
RSVP for the Wide Bay Briefing

Sunshine Coast NPS Industry Briefing
Presented by PHN Senior Manager for Sunshine Coast, Robb Major
10am-11am Thursday, 6 September 2018
PHN Maroochydore office, Ground Floor, 29 The Esplanade, Maroochydore
info@ourphn.org.au
(07) 5456 8100
RSVP for the Sunshine Coast Briefing

Wide Bay NPS Industry Briefing
Presented by PHN Senior Manager for Wide Bay, Kirsten Smith
10am-11am Thursday, 6 September 2018
PHN Bundaberg office, Ground Floor, 205 Bourbong Street
Bundaberg
info@ourphn.org.au
(07) 4131 0800
RSVP for the Wide Bay Briefing

Register for Tenderlink, the PHN’s electronic tendering portal

For help in Australia

CAPS – Talk Suicide Support Service – Free telephone and face to face support      1800 008 255

Salvation Army Care Line     1300 36 36 22

Reach Out     http://au.reachout.com/tough-times

Headspace     Register and chat now at eheadspace, or call 1800 650 890  Headspace

Lifeline    13 11 14

Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78 (24 hour phone counselling and referral)

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Mates in Construction: 1300 642 111

QLife        1800 184 527    Phone & Chat  3.00 – 12.00 pm everyday

SANE Australia help

SANE Australia Helpline  –  Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays, 10am-10pm AEST) 1800 18 72 63

Helpline chat – Chat online with a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST)

Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800 (24 hour phone counselling)

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 (Professional call back service referral line operates seven days a week)

Veterans Line 1800 011 046 (after hours professional telephone crisis counselling for veterans and their families

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