Improving Care Integration
Central and Eastern Sydney Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Regional Plan
Development of the Central and Eastern Sydney Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan occurred in 2018, with implementation commencing in 2019. The current plan is due to conclude in 2022 and we are currently reviewing the impact of the plan. The Regional Plan committed the CESPHN, Sydney LHD, South Eastern Sydney LHD, St Vincent’s Health Network and the Sydney Children’s Hospital to work together to achieve integration in planning and service delivery. The regional planning process was supported by peak bodies (Being NSW, NSW Mental Health Carers, and the Mental Health Coordinating Council). The Regional Plan established a platform to engage with other key agencies and stakeholders in the pursuit of shared priorities identified by the community.
The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan has been particularly useful in supporting a consistent and collective approach to workforce capability and support, with several initiatives enabled through regional planning including:
- Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training and Professional Development Resource
- Commissioning to grow and develop the peer workforce strategy
- Commissioning culturally safe services strategy
Tools were also developed by or in partnership with the Regional Plan committees to support service navigation and transitions in care: