Many studies have shown that mental health services in primary care settings and Private hospitals are skewed to the ‘worried well’ or mild acuity patient.
Comparatively few mental health resources are systematically directed to assist the cohort of patients with moderate levels of mental illness.
This large cohort of people –often called the ‘missing middle’ –simply don’t get access to the mental health services they need prior to being admitted to emergency departments, or upon discharge from hospital back into the community.
It is no surprise therefore, that people with mental illness from the ‘missing middle’
We help Primary Health Networks and hospital providers to implement new models of care for mental health to reduce hospital length of stay and re-admissions in two key areas
Design new models of care for people with moderate‑to‑severe mental illness who are underserved and have poor, costly outcomes
Develop winning proposals for securing additional Government funding to provide innovative value‑for‑money services for mental health.