Mental health, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drugs

Working Together Differently – Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Foundation Plan 2020­–2022

Brisbane South PHN in partnership with Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services (MSAMHS) have developed the Working Together Differently – Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Foundation Plan 2020-2022. The Foundation Plan is the framework for how Brisbane South PHN and MSAMHS will work together in the short term to lay the foundations for working together differently in the future. The Foundation Plan describes the key actions and agreed priorities for new and joint services and service planning for the future and provides the link between the work undertaken by the partners on the priority strategic domains of the Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Strategy 2019-2022. The Foundation Plan will inform future collaboration with a commitment to developing a comprehensive 5-year Joint Regional Plan by June 2022.

Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Alcohol and Other Drug(MHSPAOD) Strategy 2019 – 2022

In 2017 Brisbane South PHN commenced a planning process to create a regional mental health, suicide prevention, and alcohol and other drug strategy and roadmap for 2019-2022. The final Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Alcohol and Other Drug (MHSPAOD) Strategy 2019-2022 and roadmap articulates a system-wide vision for future provision of services in Brisbane south which has been developed based on information from the 2018 Needs Assessment and through extensive consultation with the public sector, private and non-government service providers, primary care, consumers and carers.

Philosophies of Care

Compassionate practice

  • Responds to people at-risk with compassion and the right level of support
  • An effective wellbeing system with multiple entry points led by multiple sectors and communities
  • Strong respect for the consumer as a valuable member of the care team

Human rights focus

  • A commitment to human rights and partnerships at all levels
  • Mental wellbeing is viewed as being influenced by a combination of social, psychological, cultural, spiritual and/or physical wellbeing
  • Seeing people as having distinct and legitimate needs and identities, being curious about what those are and how that might shape their care

Consumer defined and supporter empowering

  • Care based on consumer desires and goals, not only on clinical conclusions
  • Focused on meeting immediate needs and priorities (consumer-defined)
  • Ensures closest supporters feel seen, heard and have their own mental health needs met

Equity of access

  • Employs a mix of peer, cultural, medical and allied health workforces
  • Focused on equity of access, building strengths and improving long term life and health outcomes for the consumer and their closest supporters

Cultural respect and capability

  • Multicultural system, with a deep commitment to First Australians and people of all cultural backgrounds
  • Resources are used to leverage/evolve a broad menu of comprehensive and effective community-based responses

Mental health support lines

If you or someone you know is in need of urgent support, the following services may be able to assist.

Triple Zero: 000
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service: 1800 512 348
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): 1800 177 833
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
eHeadspace: 1800 650 890
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
1300 MH CALL: 1300 64 22 55

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