Authors: Margaret Goding, VIC
Event: 2001 TheMHS Conference
Subject: st vincent's mental health service melbourne book of proceedings
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: An innovative initiative to improve services for consumers with high prevalence disorders such as depression and anxiety has been developed by the Victorian Department of Human Services. St.Vincent’s Mental Health Service in Melbourne has successfully implemented the first stage of development of the initiative, which has involved extensive collaboration with primary care providers, in particular, general practitioners and community health services. The context, background and implementation so far are described. The paper concludes by summarising future challenges.