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GCPHN Commissioned Mental Health Activities

Gold Coast PHN (GCPHN) has commissioned services across the stepped care continuum to increase access and coordination of mental health support so people get the right service, at the right time. A centralised intake service helps to ensure individuals that are seeking support are connected to a service most appropriate for them, and links in other services as required.

Stepped Care Approach 

Stepped care is defined as an evidence-based, staged system comprising a hierarchy of interventions, from the least to the most intensive, matched to the individual’s needs. While there are multiple levels within a stepped care approach, they do not operate in silos or as directional steps. A person presenting to the mental health system is matched to the intervention level that most suits their current need, identified from a spectrum of service interventions.

GCPHN knows that the mental health needs of people in the region are diverse, and a flexible and responsive service system is an essential ingredient in supporting the health and wellbeing of the community. GCPHN works to ensure there are mental health services available across the stepped care continuum, and that we have the right service mix and optimum service utilisation in the region. 


To download the mental health referral templates in general practice software:

  • Please visit the referral templates page.
  • Scroll down to the mental health heading and download the required format under 'Public Community Services'.
  • Note: If you have already downloaded the practice software zip file recently you would have already downloaded the template as part of this package.
  • You can download a word version of the referral template here.

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