Psychosocial Liaison Project

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A person’s safety, connectedness, physical and mental health situation can impact how well that person can cope in undertaking everyday activities. These different factors make up a person’s psychosocial needs, which can vary from one point in time to another and from person to person.

Psychosocial is defined as the context of the combined influence that psychological factors and the surrounding social environment have on one’s physical and mental wellness and their ability to function.

As a person’s psychosocial needs' vary from one point in time to another and from person to person, so too does the level of support a person will need. The PHN currently has a Psychosocial Liaison Project which is tasked with clearly identifying the different levels of available psychosocial support and communicating with consumers, carers and service providers about those supports.

Psychosocial Liaison Project

The Psychosocial Liaison Project’s aim is to identify and support psychosocial referral pathways as well as improve knowledge and access to psychosocial services for people with severe mental illness.

The Mental Health Stepped Care Model has been used as a guide to understand the different levels of psychosocial support available and identify gaps that may exist.

Below is the PHN’s Mental Health Stepped Care Model

The PHN has also commissioned the Mind Health Service Connect Line, who will use the Ask Izzy service directory data to connect people to the right level of psychosocial support.

Lastly the Psychosocial Liaison Project will create a survey to allow consumers, carers, and service providers to communicate current barriers and enablers to accessing psychosocial support, which will then be factored into the Mind Health Service Connect Line and future commissioned services.

A person’s safety, connectedness, physical and mental health situation can impact how well that person can cope in undertaking everyday activities. These different factors make up a person’s psychosocial needs, which can vary from one point in time to another and from person to person.

Psychosocial is defined as the context of the combined influence that psychological factors and the surrounding social environment have on one’s physical and mental wellness and their ability to function.

As a person’s psychosocial needs' vary from one point in time to another and from person to person, so too does the level of support a person will need. The PHN currently has a Psychosocial Liaison Project which is tasked with clearly identifying the different levels of available psychosocial support and communicating with consumers, carers and service providers about those supports.

Psychosocial Liaison Project

The Psychosocial Liaison Project’s aim is to identify and support psychosocial referral pathways as well as improve knowledge and access to psychosocial services for people with severe mental illness.

The Mental Health Stepped Care Model has been used as a guide to understand the different levels of psychosocial support available and identify gaps that may exist.

Below is the PHN’s Mental Health Stepped Care Model

The PHN has also commissioned the Mind Health Service Connect Line, who will use the Ask Izzy service directory data to connect people to the right level of psychosocial support.

Lastly the Psychosocial Liaison Project will create a survey to allow consumers, carers, and service providers to communicate current barriers and enablers to accessing psychosocial support, which will then be factored into the Mind Health Service Connect Line and future commissioned services.

Page last updated: 26 November 2021, 15:37