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Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) has commissioned Larter Consulting to conduct an After-Hours Needs Assessment to increase our understanding of the community’s need for after-hours services and to identify any gaps and barriers being experienced. Larter’s consultants will engage health care providers, including GPs and consumers, to understand their perspective of after-hours needs. They will…

Stakeholder engagement update Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) would like to update stakeholders regarding recent changes required to the first round of community consultations for the Cairns and Hinterland SPCAP project. The engagements planned for Cairns and Hinterland SPCAP project between 2-6 March 2020 have been rescheduled to April 2020. NQPHN is currently progressing…

“If you’ve been feeling down or like something’s not right, it’s important to reach out.” That is the key message of a series of short videos which aim to promote awareness of mental health support among northern Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The videos were developed by Neami National in partnership with Northern…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is now inviting tender submissions to provide trauma informed mental health services for children in the Mackay, Whitsundays, and Isaac regions. The aim of the tender is to establish a collaborative service model and provision of services for children under 14 years of age who have and/or are experiencing…

The Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac region is one of two areas in Australia chosen to appear front and centre of a new suicide prevention campaign pilot, delivered by national mental health charity SANE Australia, in partnership with Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN). Launching today for a six-week campaign, Better Off With You features three…

Registrations of interest Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is committed to ensuring that northern Queenslanders live happier, healthier, longer lives. Its purpose is to drive change within and support primary health care to improve individual and community health. NQPHN is responsible for acting in a commissioning capacity to address national and local health priorities…

Operation Compass Suicide Prevention Project Prevention through connection As the only one of 12 federally funded National Suicide Prevention Trials focused on ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families, the Operation Compass suicide prevention project is leading the way in mental health and wellbeing support for Australia’s ex-serving men and women. The project, facilitated…

Going above and beyond to provide quality primary health care Through dedication to their patients, their local community, and to teamwork, Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS) has made some commendable achievements over the past year, all of which contribute to improving health outcomes for communities in the Townsville region. TAIHS aims to empower…

NQPHN reminds North Queenslanders to look after their mental health during the festive season The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, but for many it can be a time of disappointment, stress, anxiety, or loneliness. Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) has launched its Be Kind To Your Mind This Christmas…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is now inviting tender submissions for the provision of services for people with severe and complex mental illness in the Townsville region. The aims of the tender are aligned with overall mental health reforms and implementation of the stepped care model and include: alignment of mental health service delivery…