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Stepped Care Approach

The Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN promotes the availability of validated self-help and digital mental health services as part of a stepped care approach to mental health service provision.

A stepped care approach promotes person centred care which targets the needs of the individual. Rather than offering a one size fits all approach to care, individuals will be more likely to receive a service which more optimally matches their needs, does not under or over service them, and makes the best use of workforce and technology.

This approach provides the right service at the right time, with lower intensity steps available to support individuals before illness manifests.

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