WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), the peak planning and commissioning body for primary health care services in WA, intends to commission the provision of Early Psychosis Youth Services within the Perth South Primary Health Network (PHN).

This service will supplement existing services in the Perth South PHN region to young people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis by providing Functional Recovery services, which are centred on recovery oriented practices and recognise that young peoples’ self-determination is a vital part of successful treatment and recovery.

The new service will provide supports which will assist the young person and their family in the community. This may include linking young people to educational and vocational programs and other group based and individual psycho therapeutic services, inclusive of alcohol and other drug treatment services.

A briefing session for potential service providers will be held on Monday 20 November from 2:30-4:00pm in Tactic Room 5, Aloft Perth, 27 Rowe Avenue, The Springs, Rivervale Perth WA 6103.

Registrations are essential. Register here.

WAPHA is committed to commissioning primary mental health care services for people with severe mental illness. A priority for PHNs is to develop and commission services to meet the needs of young people with, or at risk of, severe mental illness who can be appropriately managed in the primary care setting.

The request will close on 7 December 2017.

For further information, including details of how to submit a Request for Proposal, visit our etendering portal.