Specialist services include:
- Mental health and substance use
- Psychiatric rehabilitation
- Consultation liaison psychiatry
- Centre for Psychotherapy
- Forensic services
Support services include:
- Clinical and corporate support
- Aboriginal, multicultural and consumer liaison
- Partnerships and performance
- Education and research
Strategic Directions and Organisational Structure
The strategic direction of HNE Health mental health services is outlined in the following documents:
- We will be guided by what consumers and carers need.
- Understand each person has unique needs, desires and expectations.
- Treat everyone with respect, professionalism, care and compassion and expect to be treated the same.
- Acknowledge and support carers, family and friends in looking after their loved ones, to the extent they can.
- Facilitate access to appropriate information and resources to enable people to make their own decisions.
- Communicate our recommendations for care and treatment clearly and fully.
- Deliver care that is meaningful and stop doing things that do not work for people.
- Encourage people to `Take Charge' and enable them to self manage and achieve recovery.
- Advocate for a system that looks after needs of all concerned.
- Work together to develop a system that is responsive and meets needs and expectation of our community
We also subscribe to the NSW Carers Charter - Our commitment to engage with carers
HNE Health provides public mental health services to the community of the Hunter New England region. The Mental Health executive team consists of a Director, General Manager, Directors of Nursing Services and Allied Health, and Executive Leaders of Medical Services; Business Development and Performance; Quality Assurance, Audit risk and Compliance; Innovation, Partnership and Engagement; and Workforce, People and Culture. Clinical Services are led by Clinical/Service Directors and supported by Service Managers.
Please note: you can download an organisational chart here.
Research, Translation and Evaluation
Local Mental Health groups
- Mental Health Nursing Research and Practice Development Unit (MHNRPDU): This unit supports practice development and promotes a research culture within Hunter New England Mental Health Nursing.
- Mental Health Research, Evaluation, Analysis and Dissemination (MH-READ): This unit has a research/evaluation brokerage, management and support role. Staff and affiliates promote quality, strategic mental health research, translational and service evaluation projects.
- Translational Research in the Hunter - Terry Lewin
- Facial Expression Processing - Ketrina Sly
- Nursing Research & Practice Development | Emerging Psychoactive Substances - Richard Clancy
- Audio Recorded Cognitive Screen | Predicting Alzheimer's disease Study - Peter Schofield
- Australian Schizophrenia Research Biobank | Communication Skills - Carmel Loughland
- University of Newcastle - Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR): Mental Health Hub
- Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH)
- Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
- Schizophrenia Research Institute (SRI)
- Calvary Mater Newcastle Research
- Office for Health and Medical Research (OMHR) - Resources Hub
Preventing Seclusion and Restraint
The NSW Government has released Mental Health Safety and Quality in NSW: An implementation plan to prevent seclusion and restraint.
Hunter New England Local Health District is committed to preventing the use of seclusion and restraint and welcomes consumer, carer and family involvement. To become a partner in this work, please contact Marcia Fogarty Telephone: 4033 5169.