Mental Health

Larter is your partner in progress. We support you to build strong primary health and community services, driven by wanting to see people living healthy and active lives in the community.

With our technical skills and primary care expertise, our professional staff assist commissioning and service agencies to navigate change.

Our experience includes designing, delivering, evaluating and commissioning mental health programs. Embedding lived experience into these processes is a key feature of this work.

At system level, we work on issues around:

  • Improving service access and coordination
  • Implementing stepped care models
  • Best practice commissioning including outcomes-based commissioning and co-commissioning
  • Responding to readiness, change management and implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and national reform agendas
  • Working in partnership with sectors / markets on consultation and co-design
Types of work we do

  • Service design
  • Service review
  • Service governance
  • Commissioning strategies
  • Workforce reviews
  • Evaluation
  • Reform readiness
  • Consultation and co-design (including participation frameworks)
  • Outcome frameworks
  • Co-commissioning support
  • Strategic / advocacy advice

Types of clients we work with

  • Primary Health Networks
  • Area Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health Services (e.g. community, headspace centres)
  • General Practice

Examples of our work

  • Area Mental Health Service – Medical Workforce Review
  • Consultation and Co-design of PHN Primary Mental Health Care & AOD Commissioning Strategy
  • Implementation support for HeadtoHelp multidisciplinary mental health hubs
  • Co-design and business case for after hours supports (Mental Health Cafe); community support models (peer-led social prescribing)
  • Improving General Practice capacity for suicide prevention
  • White Paper for Partners in Recovery for complex mental health

Get in touch with Jo Grzelinska to find out more about our consulting services.