The primary focus of Brisbane MIND services within a stepped care approach to mental health services is people with mild to moderate mental illness who are not clinically suited to low intensity mental health services and who are underserviced through other arrangements, particularly Better Access services. When an individual is diagnosed with a severe mental illness, Brisbane MIND is only suitable if they are also assessed as likely to benefit from short-term intervention.
Following a comprehensive needs analysis, Brisbane North PHN has identified the following priority groups:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- people at risk of suicide
- people who have experienced trauma and abuse.
- people who have had contact with the criminal justice system
- people who reside in the Morton Bay North region
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people (LGBTI)
Changes to Brisbane MIND and Brisbane MIND4KiDS referrals February – June 2018
Over the past year, Brisbane North PHN has seen a significant increase in demand for these services, with more GPs referring, more individuals being referred and those individuals each accessing a higher number of sessions. Brisbane MIND has a fixed budget and due to the increase in demand this financial year, we have had to make the following temporary program adjustments.
Effective immediately and until 30 June 2018:
- Brisbane MIND can only receive suicide prevention referrals for people living in the Moreton Bay local government region who meet the full eligibility criteria for the Brisbane Mind Program The number of referrals available will be capped at two (2) per GP. (calculated from 1st January 2018)
- No further general Brisbane MIND referrals will be available across the PHN region during this period.
- The number of referrals available for Brisbane MIND4KiDS will be capped at one (1) per GP across the PHN region. (calculated from 1st January 2018)
- All clients currently receiving a Brisbane MIND or Brisbane MIND4KiDS service will continue to do so, up to a maximum limit of 12 sessions for general referrals and unlimited within two (2) months for suicide referrals.
The Brisbane MIND budget has not been reduced and sessions and payments to providers have not been reduced. However due to demand, we are already close to the total number of sessions available in the budget and need to restrict new referrals for the remainder of the financial year.
Brisbane MIND Referral Templates
Brisbane MIND referral templates can be downloaded below.
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If you have patients that need to access psychological therapies, please consider the following alternatives:
Better Access – this is the MBS-funded, universal access scheme for psychological therapies. Some psychologists, psychiatrists and other providers may offer bulk-billed services or reduced gap fees for people in financial hardship. Providers in your area can be found at the National Health Services Directory www.nhsd.com.au.
NewAccess - NewAccess is a program developed by beyondblue that provides free and confidential support to people with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression, to help them tackle day-to-day pressures. A NewAccess coach, specially trained and experienced, supports people in setting practical goals that help get them back on track. The program includes six free sessions with a NewAccess coach via phone or face-to-face. NewAccess is delivered in this region by Mental Illness Fellowship Qld (MIFQ) via self or professional referral at 07 3358 4424 or email@example.com.
headspace - mental health services for 12-25 year olds including one-to-one counselling, supportive family psycho-education and support groups. Centres in Caboolture, Nundah, Redcliffe and Taringa see www.headspace.org.au for contact details. Online counselling also available at www.eheadspace.org.au.
Suicide Call Back Service - nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide. They can provide up to six free telephone counselling sessions with the same counsellor scheduled at times to best suit the patient’s needs. Call 1300 659 467 or visit www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au.
1300 MH Call (1300 64 22 55) FREE - 24-hour specialist mental healthcare, a point of contact for Metro North Mental Health, providing support, information.
Brisbane MIND Directory
The Brisbane North PHN has created a Listing of Brisbane MIND Providers (updated January 2018) to assist with locating providers in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay.
For information on Brisbane MIND providers, please contact the Brisbane MIND team on 07 3630 7339.
Brisbane MIND Resources - Providers
Service provider guidelines
Please contact the Brisbane MIND team for the latest version of the Brisbane MIND service provider guidelines.
Session Data Upload
The link to the session data upload form has been disabled and is no longer available. A new process for obtaining the session data information is now available in the new Redicase data system.
All forms to be used for Brisbane MIND can be accessed below. Please note when you access these word documents they will appear at the bottom of your screen as a downloaded document.
Leave of Absence Notification
Contractor Representatives are responsible for advising Brisbane MIND if there is a change in provider availability. When a provider is away for more than two weeks, please complete and submit FORM 4 – Notification of Approved Clinician Leave of Absence.
Clinician Withdrawing from Program
When a clinician is withdrawing from the Brisbane MIND/MIND4KiDS program, please complete and submit FORM 5a – Brisbane MIND/MIND5KiDS: Clinician Withdrawing from Program.
Incident Report Form
Brisbane North PHN require formal notification of any complaint or incident involving a Brisbane MIND client. Contractor Representatives are to advise Brisbane MIND at the earliest opportunity using FORM 6 - Incident Report.
Please email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Brisbane MIND Team at Brisbane North PHN
Phone: 07 3630 7339
Fax: 07 3630 7839
- 16 February, 2018
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