Specialist Updates

How PHNs will shake up mental health

Primary Health Networks will start commissioning mental health services from July 1 in the biggest shake-up of mental health funding in decades.  

The 31 PHNs will commission services from providers such as headspace, the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program, Access to Allied Psychological Services and suicide prevention centres.

The PHNs have access to a $380 million funding pool over the years