Plus Social will provide support to Gold Coasters with severe mental health conditions being managed in primary care and enable them access to a new, federally-funded program which sees GPs at the centre of coordinated health care involving, amongst others, psychiatrists and allied health workers. A new Community Based Safe Space will also be open for extended hours and play a key role as a friendly ‘shop‐front’ area for participants to increase access to services and connection to peer support, well together activities, after hours services and and partner services.
Plus Social provides:
Service information, intake and triage service into currently funded GCPHN organisations
Clinical care coordination, and
After hours community based space.
The clinical care coordination component provides:
supports for individuals with, or for young people at risk of, severe mental illness
time limited (up to 26 weeks) clinical care coordination and wellbeing program
structured, recovery and goal oriented services focused on creating significant improvements in quality of life, health and wellbeing
the patient-centred medical home and healthcare neighbourhood model, to support integrated care and enhanced community access to supports.
Referrals to the Plus Social Program can only be from a GP or private psychiatrist. The service provider for Plus Social is Primary and Community Care Services Limited.