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Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program

The Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) provides funds for credentialed mental health nurses to be engaged by community-based general practices, private psychiatric practices and other appropriate organisations.

Mental health nurses provide holistic, culturally sensitive and coordinated clinical care for people with severe mental disorders through working closely with psychiatrists and general practitioners.

For more information, please contact the Severe and Complex Program Coordinator by emailing mhaod@bsphn.org.au

Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program providers
Name of service Address Contact
Algester Star Medical 10 Silkwood Street
Algester Qld 4115
07 3272 3688
Albert Street Medical 131-133 Albert Street
Logan Village Qld 4207
07 5547 0222
Camp Hill Healthcare 585 Old Cleveland Road
Camp Hill Qld 4152
07 3270 0000
Inala Primary Care 64 Wirraway Parade
Inala Qld 4077
07 3275 5444
Jimboomba Pharmacy Medical Centre Stockland Jimboomba, Shop 40, 17 Cusack Lane
Jimboomba Qld 4280
07 5540 3374
Life Promotion Clinic Griffith University Mount Gravatt Campus
AISRAP Building, Messines Ridge Road
Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
07 3735 3382
Sunnybank Hills General Practice 538 Compton Road (cnr Gowan Rd)
Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109
07 3711 1400


MHNIP review

A key component of the mental health reform process is to improve the flexibility of mental health services provided by mental health professionals to underserviced or hard to reach groups in the community.

Brisbane South PHN is currently undertaking a review of the MHNIP. A key driver for this reviews is the need for Brisbane South PHN to continually re-fresh it’s approach to providing the best health outcomes for the Brisbane South community in order to:

  • meet the increasing mental health needs of the Brisbane South population, in particular support the provision of localised services that provide access to underserviced populations
  • support the provision of evidence based, appropriate and effective care
  • increase accessibility and equity of service provision for the community, in particular support the provision of the right services, in the right location at the right time
  • improve integration and continuity of care for clients between providers and health delivery partners such as GPs, not for profit organisations and Hospital and Health Services (HHSs)
  • better align with PHNs role as a commissioner
  • drive value for money and outcomes based results through robust agreements with service providers.

What are the initial findings of the MHNIP review? The scheduled 12 month MHNIP review is occurring as the funding for this program moves into the flexible allocation. Mental health remains a key strategic health focus for the PHN as the mental health needs in the Brisbane South community grow.

Review findings to date show there is a need to:

  • increase access to the programs for priority populations
  • increase clinical governance and operational oversight and monitoring of the overall programs
  • strengthen opportunities for consumer feedback and develop more robust reporting and evaluation processes around consumer feedback
  • adopt innovative service approaches by embedding more flexibility into commissioning arrangements
  • promote appropriate service need to population need matching and integration across the stepped care model
  • develop greater stakeholder understanding of the programs including referral guidelines, eligibility and entry requirements.