Financial security, employment and a healthy environment all impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people in Gippsland, including the LGBTIQA+ community.
Gippsland Primary Health Network’s two new Priority Issues Papers address these factors and more in the two new snapshots – Mental Health and Wellbeing – Prevention and Promotion and LGBTIQA+ Health and Wellbeing.
Gippsland PHN Acting CEO, Angela Jacob, said the issues papers were an important part of the organisation’s work in health planning.
“Health planning is one of our core functions and helps us identify and prioritise health needs,” Mrs Jacob said. “The two new priority issues papers provide valuable data on mental health and wellbeing across the region.
“This assists in commissioning health services and supporting access to services for vulnerable populations. Our aim is for the commissioning process for health services in the region to be informed by best practice and through consultation with people who have lived experience.”