Our approach to stepped care

Connecting people to the right services, at the right time and in the right place

Following consultation with consumers, carers and service providers, Brisbane North PHN has released an updated video and factsheet explaining our vision for stepped care.

We are committed to ensuring people receive the right services at the right time and in the right place. Using our primary mental health care funds we will purchase services within a stepped care approach.

Through our regional planning role we will promote a stepped care approach across the mental health system.

WATCH THE VIDEO: We explain our vision for stepped care or to read more, download our Stepped care fact sheet (PDF - 732KB).

Initial Assessment & Referral Guidance for Mental Health – Implementation Trial

Brisbane North PHN is participating in a trial of a new Department of Health initiative. The Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) guidance has been designed to aid referrers in determining the best level of care for a client. The guidance features eight domains that assist in rating an individual’s presentation and a decision support logic that will calculate the appropriate level of care required within a stepped care approach.

Click here to access a full copy of the IAR guidance document.