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Tenders open for primary mental health services

07 Jun 2017

SEMPHN is seeking organisations to deliver a Mental Health Integrated Complex Care (MHICC) service in one or more Local Government Areas (LGAs) within our catchment.
MHICC services are designed to support consumers with a severe mental illness who have complex needs and will benefit from improved coordination of their care over long periods.
The services are highly flexible and matched to individual needs.

The four main parts of a MHICC service are:
• clinical nursing services
• family support and liaison
• care co-ordination and liaison (clinical and non-clinical services)
• improving access to psychiatrist and psychological care.
MHICC services will be available for population groups that are harder to reach or underserviced and can’t currently access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or Partners In Recovery (PIR).
MHICC will replace Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) later this year.
MHICC services are part of our Mental Health Stepped Care Model and are in line with Australia-wide changes in mental health services.

Key Dates
6 June Tenders Open
20 June Information session (register below)
28 June Closing date for questions in Tenderlink
10 July Tenders close 3pm
1 November MHICC services start being delivered
1 November to 31 December Parallel services (MHNIP and MHICC) operate
31 December MHNIP ends

More information
An information session about the tender will be held 8.30am-12noon on 20 June in Keysborough. Register here. The session will be recorded and available to view on the SEMPHN website after the session.
Register your interest and apply for these tenders on SEMPHN's Tenderlink page. A separate submission is required for each LGA.

Please note, all questions about the tenders must be asked via the online forum on SEMPHN’s Tenderlink page by 28 June.


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