Mental Health Services in RACFs: Ipswich Stakeholder Consultation

Mental Health Services in RACFs: Ipswich Stakeholder Consultation

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Ipswich Hospice Care

37 Chermside Road

Eastern Heights, QLD 4305


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Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN have commissioned Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ) to provide in-reach mental health services for Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) located in Toowoomba and Ipswich for a trial period from January – June 2019.

During the trial period, the PHN will host a series of stakeholder consultation meetings across the region to:

  • further clarify need
  • identify effective and evidence-based mental health therapy styles for older persons
  • define the scope of required services
  • gain feedback on the suitability of the service model.

The first stakeholder consultation will be held in Ipswich on Thursday, 11 April 2019.
We are seeking input from GPs, geriatricians, mental health providers including representation of older persons mental health services, community visitor’s programs and dementia support services, psychiatrists, psychologists, hospital and health services, GP liaison officers, RACF nursing staff, consumers and carers from the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Scenic Rim local government areas.


  1. Overview of Current Service Model: Initiative and guidelines
  2. Assessment and Referral Process: Eligibility, who can refer and how
  3. Considerations: Similar models, evidence-based therapy styles and service gaps
  4. Opportunities: Service model refinement, implementation challenges and/or upskilling required
  5. Working group Expression of Interest


Please email to or phone 07 4615 0965.

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