The NSW Ministry of Health, acting through the Health Administration Corporation (HAC), is seeking proposals from suitable non-government, not for profit service providers for the delivery of time-limited specialist community based psychosocial support services designed for young people, aged 16 to 24, with serious mental illness, who have, or are at risk of developing, functional disability because of their mental health problems. These programs are referred to as Youth Community Living Support Services (YCLSS) and operate in five targeted locations across NSW.
YCLSS is part of NSW Mental Health Reform and contributes essential components to the mental health response for young people and their families. A keystone of the model is coordinated and integrated care. The successful tenderer/(s) will be expected to complement specialist clinical services provided by the local Mental Health Service.
YCLSS has been operating since 2015/16 and is being recommissioned in line with NSW Health Procurement Policy requirements.
Funding is available for one YCLSS to be delivered in each of the following five Local Health Districts (LHDs):
- Hunter New England LHD;
- Nepean Blue Mountains LHD;
- Northern NSW LHD;
- South Western Sydney LHD;
- Western Sydney LHD.
Each YCLSS will receive $451,900 (excl GST) plus any approved CPI indexation in 2021/22, 2022/23 and in 2023/24 to implement the program. There is an option to extend the contract for another two-year period.
Applications close: 16 March 2021.
Contact: Karen Chown, 9859 5327 or Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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