Adult Mental Health Centre Corio

Your opportunity to contribute to an important new mental health service in Geelong

Through a series of upcoming workshops, service providers and people with lived experience, including carers, are encouraged to use your knowledge and experience on mental health services in Geelong to help piece together and design the new Adult Mental Health Centre in Corio.

Funded by the Commonwealth Government and to be opened in Corio in late 2021, the Adult Mental Health Centre will focus on local needs. It will not duplicate or replace existing services but will help fill the gaps.

Western Victoria PHN wants to work

Your opportunity to contribute to an important new mental health service in Geelong

Through a series of upcoming workshops, service providers and people with lived experience, including carers, are encouraged to use your knowledge and experience on mental health services in Geelong to help piece together and design the new Adult Mental Health Centre in Corio.

Funded by the Commonwealth Government and to be opened in Corio in late 2021, the Adult Mental Health Centre will focus on local needs. It will not duplicate or replace existing services but will help fill the gaps.

Western Victoria PHN wants to work with people with lived experience; carers; and community and service providers to ensure everyone in the community has access to the right mental health support.

Phase 1 - Share your experience - Completed

The first phase, share your experience, has been completed. Thanks to everyone who generously shared their experience of adult mental health services in Geelong with us, it has helped us gain a better picture of what currently works and what needs improving. We will share a summary on Meeting Place soon.

Phase 2 - Development and Design - Completed

Co-design Workshops for Adult Mental Health Centre in Corio

During February, the Western Victorian PHN worked with the community and service providers separately as the first step to identify ideas for the types of services and support that the new service should deliver within the service model framework. In the final week of February, community and service providers came together to test and refine these ideas.

These sessions offered the opportunity to share insights into how services could better meet the needs of people living in the community with mental health challenges.

The scheduled co-design workshops are now complete.

When

Lived Experience Co-Design Workshops

These online workshops will provide an opportunity for people with lived experience and carers to contribute input into the new Adult Mental Health Centre in Corio

Date: Monday 8 February

Time: 10am - 11.15 am

or

Date: Thursday 18 February

Time: 5pm - 6.15pm

Service Provider Co-Design Workshops

These online workshops will provide an opportunity for service providers to contribute input into the new Adult Mental Health Centre in Corio

Date: Tuesday 9 February

Time: 7pm - 8.15pm

or

Date: Tuesday 16 February

Time: 12pm - 1.15pm

Lived Experience and Service Provider Co-Design Workshops

These online workshops will provide an overview of the main discussion points of the previous workshops and will give service providers and people with lived experience the chance to explore the ideas further.

Date: Tuesday 23 February

Time: 7pm - 8.15pm

or

Date: Wednesday 24 February

Time: 12pm - 1.15pm

Before participating

Please read the following documents and information

  • Adult Mental Health Centre Summary here
  • How will my information be used here
  • What if my participation includes a difficult experience?
    • Sharing a difficult experience can be upsetting. Before deciding to participate you may wish to read the following here. Help and support services are listed on the top right of this page.

What if I am unable to attend the online workshops?

  • Submit your idea online here.
  • Fill out our online survey here
  • Register to participate in a short phone interview here

Please note

  • You can edit your screen name here.
  • The project is monitored and we will not publish material which breaks the Terms and Conditions.
  • Inappropriate comments will be removed in line with the Moderation policy.


Phase 3 - Appoint a Service Provider

A tender process will be used to identify and contract an appropriate service provider for the Adult Mental Health Centre.

More Information

If you would like further information or have any questions, please complete and submit our 'Ask a question' form below.

If you wish to be informed on opportunities to participate and receive updates on this project, please register your interest with us by entering your email address or clicking subscribe under 'Stay Informed' on the right of this page.

  • Share your ideas on how the services and support provided at the new centre could be delivered.

    Some possible things to share your ideas on are:

    • A welcoming environment
      • Can you share any experiences that felt welcoming to you? It doesn't have to be related to health, all ideas are welcome.
    • Compassionate health professionals
      • What would a compassionate health professional do and say?
    • Safe environment
      • There are many elements to safety. Some examples are physical, cultural and emotional safety
      • How could an Adult Mental Health Centre help you feel safe?
    • Extended opening hours
      • What does extended hours mean to you?
      • How would you like services to be offered during extended hours?
        • Face to face
        • By phone
        • Another way
    • Digital forms of help
      • What would make digital forms of help useful and helpful for you (including information, support and therapies)?

    Please note:

    • You can use an anonymous screen name
    • Your responses will not be visible to other community members participating
    • Your individual responses will only be seen by Western Victoria PHN staff listed under Who's Listening
    • Click here to read how your information will be used
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  • Click here to read how your information will be used

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  • Registration for the Lived Experience (only) Co-design workshops has now closed.

    These online workshops will provide an opportunity for people with lived experience and carers to contribute input into the new Adult Mental Health Centre in Corio.

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  • Registration for the Combined Lived Experience and Service Co-design workshops has now closed.

    These online workshops will provide an overview of the main discussion points of the previous workshops and will give people with lived experience and service providers the chance to explore these ideas further. 

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  • Registration for the Service Provider (only) Co-design workshops has now closed.

    These online workshops will provide an opportunity for service providers to contribute input into the new Adult Mental Health Centre in Corio.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
    • You can use an anonymous screen name
    • Your responses will not be visible to other community members participating
    • Your individual responses will only be seen by Western Victoria PHN staff listed under Who's Listening
    • Click here to read how your information will be used
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