Paradise Kids: service model redesign

Paradise Kids: service model redesign

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.

Brisbane South PHN: Aged Care Workforce Development Solutions

Brisbane South PHN: Aged Care Workforce Development Solutions

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.

Clinical governance framework refresh

Clinical governance framework refresh

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. 

Evaluation of Gumbi Gumbi Withdrawal Service

Evaluation of Gumbi Gumbi Withdrawal Service

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.

Integrated Team Care Funding Formula Review

Integrated Team Care Funding Formula Review

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.

Maternal and Child Health Strategy: Murrumbidgee PHN

Maternal and Child Health Strategy: Murrumbidgee PHN

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.

Developing a Mental Health Practice Framework for Wesley Mission Queensland

Developing a Mental Health Practice Framework for Wesley Mission Queensland

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.

Evaluating NRCG's Managing Spontaneous Volunteers Project

Evaluating NRCG's Managing Spontaneous Volunteers Project

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.

Evaluating Open Mind's Community Living Support (CLS) Program

Evaluating Open Mind's Community Living Support (CLS) Program

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 Mater Health Services Statewide Onco-plastics Reconstructive Initiative (SOBRI) Pilot

Evaluating Mater Health Services Statewide Onco-plastics Reconstructive Initiative (SOBRI) Pilot

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.

Evaluating Belong's NewAccess Program: Low Intensity Mental Health Program for CALD People

Evaluating Belong's NewAccess Program: Low Intensity Mental Health Program for CALD People

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.

Evaluating NRCG's Flourishing Families Program

Evaluating NRCG's Flourishing Families Program

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.

Gold Coast PHN Palliative Care and Residential Aged Care Facility Commissioning Project

Gold Coast PHN Palliative Care and Residential Aged Care Facility Commissioning Project

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.

Brisbane North PHN Suicide Prevention Care Pathways Project

Brisbane North PHN Suicide Prevention Care Pathways Project

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.

Review of Brisbane North PHN Funded Psychological Therapies

Review of Brisbane North PHN Funded Psychological Therapies

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.