Rapid Needs Assessment Psychosocial Services, HNECC PHN

CLIENT: Hunter New England Central Coast PHN

DATE: 2018

The Hunter New England Central Coast PHN (HNECC PHN) engaged KBC Australia to undertake a consultation process to inform the planning and commissioning of services under the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) measure across the region.

The methodology included:

• An environmental scan of the evidence for psychosocial support interventions, the policy and service environment and review of HNECC PHN Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

• Consultations with consumers, carers, service providers and other stakeholders through interviews and workshops in three regional centres, and

• Development of recommendations to support commissioning of psychosocial services.

Following the needs assessment, HNECC PHN conducted service mapping throughout the region. This, together with the needs assessment formed the design and delivery model of the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) Measure Phase 2.