Mental Health


EMHSCA Shared Care Protocol 2020

EMHSCA (Eastern Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance) oversees the development of an integrated multi sector service coordination framework for people with mental health and co-occurring problems, and their carers across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne (EMR).

This protocol was initiated between clinical and community mental health services in 2007 and expanded to include AOD, Housing/Homelessness, Community Health, Primary Health, Human services, and Family Services in 2013. A 4th edition was provided in 2016 in line with the introduction of the new Mental Health Act and the National Recovery framework.

This 5th revision reflects the strategic objectives of EMHSCA in ensuring that Shared care practices are embraced by all health and community service providers and the people who access them across the EMR.

Resource: EMHSCA Shared Care Protocol