Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Integrated Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Planning

Gippsland PHN works to improve mental health and wellbeing of people across Gippsland.

Integrated Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan

This is a requirement under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Plan requirement. Primary Health Networks and Local Health Networks are equal partners.


  1. Embed integration of mental health and suicide prevention services and pathways for people with or at risk of mental illness or suicide through a whole system approach.
  2. Drive and form evidence-based service development to address identified gaps and deliver on regional priorities/commitments which will make optimal use of the available workforce and resources.

The Gippsland-Regional-Mental-Health-and-Suicide-Prevention-Foundational-Plan-2019-2022-signed was completed in June 2020 and signed off by Latrobe Regional Hospital and Gippsland PHN Chief Executive Officers and Chairs. The Regional-Mental-Health-and-Suicide-Prevention-Planonapage_A4 sets out key principes to guide comprehensive planning.

Mental Health Reform

A bilateral Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Agreement between the Commonwealth and Victoria was signed off in 2022 and sets out a shared commitment to working together to improve mental health and wellbeing. Victorian Mental health and wellbeing reform.

An overview of our current understanding of Mental Health Reform in Gippsland can be found here. Victorian Mental Health Reform – Gippsland Overview

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