CSAPHN currently commissions two regional primary mental health service providers within the most affected areas impacted by the dry conditions in rural and remote South Australia. These service providers have been engaged to deliver additional mental health services through innovative service delivery models that enable more flexible approaches to accessing services.
Country and Outback Health (CObH)
CObH are delivering a blended clinical and community engagement outreach model for mental health services to drought-affected communities in the Eyre and Upper North regions. The model includes the employment of Wellbeing counsellors to identify and engage with local key stakeholders, promote and raise awareness of programs and participate in a range of community events. An additional aim of the program is to identify gaps in knowledge and opportunities for upskilling local communities and building workforce capacity e.g. provision of mental health literacy or suicide prevention training such as QPR or Mental Health First Aid.
For more information on this program - http://cobh.com.au/contactus/
Murray Mallee General Practice Network
Murray Mallee General Practice Network (MMGPN) are delivering four Rural Minds workshops designed to raise awareness and confidence around risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention tips/techniques and where and how to get assistance. Train the Presenter workshops will also be included as part of community capacity building and ongoing sustainability support. Additional outreach mental health services will also be delivered across the more rural and remote regional locations within the drought effected region.
For more information on this program - https://www.mmgpn.org.au/contact-us/