Beacon Strategies are partnering with Central Queensland, Wide bay and Sunshine Coast PHN to commission a provider to develop a regionally tailored cultural competency professional development package that will improve the cultural competence of the health workforce across each of its sub regional areas.
Beacon Strategies are partnering with Wesley Mission Queensland to redesign the exisiting Paradise Kids service model, to an evidence-based, holistic and financially sustainable child and family service hub.
Beacon Strategies are partnering with Brisbane South PHN to deliver on an action out of the joint Brisbane South PHN and Metro South Health Brisbane South Older People Health and Wellness Strategy 2019-2024. As part of this joint strategy, a capable workforce has been identified as an enabler to achieving the vision and objectives within the joint strategy.
Beacon Strategies was engaged by Footprints, a mental health, disability and aged care service provider, to refresh its clinical governance framework. Based on a scan of leading practice and consultation with clinical staff, we supported Footprints to enhance its existing clinical governance systems, ensuring the continued delivery of services that are safe, effective, high quality and person-centered.
In March 2019, the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN (The PHN) engaged Beacon Strategies to undertake an evaluation of the outcomes of the Gumbi Gumbi Withdrawal Service against the program’s stated objectives. The Gumbi Gumbi AOD Withdrawal Management Service is a program commissioned by the PHN and delivered by Gumbi Gumbi Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation that aims to increase availability of alcohol and other drug (AOD) withdrawal management services in the Central Queensland region.
Beacon Strategies will work collaboratively with NCPHN, North Coast Aboriginal Medical Services and mainstream general practices throughout the project to develop an evidence-based modelling tool to inform decisions on allocation of ITC resources. The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) will be interactive and allow stakeholders to run alternative scenarios of resource allocation to facilitate transparent discussions and decision-making.
Beacon Strategies are partnering with The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience- Thompson Institute to scope the development of a suicide prevention tool which aims to support people in the community whose role potentially brings them in contact with people at risk of suicide.
The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Strategy is developing a sector agreed regional approach to improving maternal and child health for women, children and families within the MPHN region.
Beacon Strategies were engaged by the Thompson Institute to develop a strategic plan for the Alliance for Suicide Prevention Sunshine Coast, inclusive of consultation with staff and management.
Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) has engaged Beacon Strategies to develop an organisational Mental Health Practice Framework. The purpose of the project is to develop and support the implementation of an organisational Mental Health Practice Framework to guide practice relating to holistic mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan of all Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) clients and services.
Beacon Strategies are partnering with NRCG to evaluate the Managing Spontaneous Volunteers Project which aims to build the capacity of the local community to respond to disaster events under a coordinated model that integrates with the formal emergency management system, following learnings from the 2017 Northern Rivers (Lismore) flood event.
The CLS program aims to support people living with a severe and persistent mental illness and receiving treatment to live in the community and to minimise mental health related hospital admissions. Open Minds works with a range of clinical and non-clinical service providers within the region to build connections and linkages across the service system. Open Minds has engaged Beacon Strategies to undertake an evaluation of the outcomes of the CLS service model in order to demonstrate the benefits of the Portfolio positions model, extension of support platforms and the CLS program in general.
Evaluating the State-wide Oncoplastics Breast Reconstruction Initiative (SOBRI). SOBRI aims to improve access to breast reconstruction discussions and planning for breast cancer patients through a MDT case review, before undergoing mastectomy. The program is targeted to people living Queensland wide who would travel to Mater Health Services for their breast reconstructive surgery after undergoing mastectomy at regional hospitals across Queensland.
NewAccess is a national low intensity mental health early intervention program developed and licensed by beyondblue. The service is based on low-intensity behavioural therapy, a form of evidence-based psychotherapy that uses trained coaches to guide clients through a series of structured resources to address mental health issues identified by the person.
The purpose of this project is to support Northern Rivers Community Gateway to undertake structured monitoring and evaluation of the Rising Above Barriers program to assess program outcomes against specific criteria to determinate overall program performance.
The purpose of this project to is to undertake an evaluation of the outcomes of the Springboard program, a community-based alcohol and other drug (AOD) recovery day program led by Communify for individuals with problematic AOD use and a co-occurring mental health issue.
The Flourish business case development process was a market-led approach to designing an intensive early years intervention service aimed toward breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage in two pilot sites (Brisbane South: Acacia Ridge and surrounds, Brisbane North: Keperra and surrounds).
The purpose of delivering the Palliative Care and Older People (with a focus on residential aged care facilities and after hours) Commissioning Project is to provide evidence-based information and undertake stakeholder engagement to inform the design and delivery of an agreed regionalised approach to GCPHN investment in palliative care and an after-hours response in relation to aged care.
Progress toward the overall goal will be achieved through development of a clear, organised and connected suicide prevention clinical care pathway across and within the Brisbane North PHN region, which has high utility across sectors and enhances the care and support for people at risk of suicide and for people who require aftercare/follow-up after a suicide attempt, or who are bereaved.
Beacon Strategies has been commissioned by Brisbane North PHN to collect the perspectives of diverse stakeholders, in the interest of improving Brisbane North PHN funded psychological services to better meet the needs of the community. The purpose of the review is to begin to better understand the current state and potential future state of Brisbane North PHN funded psychological therapy services. The review will inform the subsequent review phases and is the first step in the reform of Brisbane North PHN funded psychological therapy services.