Mental Health Stepped Care Model
Stepped care is defined as an evidence-based, staged system comprising a hierarchy of interventions from the least to the most intensive, matched to the individuals’ needs. In a stepped care approach, a person presenting to the mental health system is matched to the intervention level that most suits their current need. A person does not have to start at the lowest, least intensive level of intervention in order to progress to the next ‘step”. They enter the system and have their service aligned to their requirementsMental health is an essential part of your overall health. We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health.
Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. It’s a state of well-being in which you realize your own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work and study productively and are able to make a contribution to your family and community.