A DFV linker has been engaged as part of our Care and Connect program to support general practice and minimise waiting times for referral to appropriate services. The DFV linker can provide the client with over the phone, or face to face support on: initial support and advice, info/referral regarding support services (housing, counselling, finances), advice on next steps (securing AVO, safety and security), undertake risk assessment and safety planning, info/referral to behaviour change programs.
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.