Media Releases

15 August 2017: New model of care supports individuals with severe mental illness in central and eastern Sydney

An additional 20,000 occasions of care will be provided to more than 2,400 people living with severe mental illness in central and eastern Sydney over the next two years under the Severe Mental Illness Primary Care Supports (SMIPCS) Program. Read more...


29 June 2017: New support service to treat anxiety and depression in Central and Eastern Sydney

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN will use more than $270,000 of Commonwealth funding to commission a new, free, mental health service which will provide tailored support to more than 400 people throughout Central and Eastern Sydney living with anxiety and depression. Read more...


15 March 2017: Aboriginal health remains front of mind through transition to integrated team care

We are pleased to announce that South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Local Health District will deliver the Integrated Team Care (ITC) Activity from 1 April 2017. Read more...


9 March 2017: New funding builds foundations for sustainable drug and alcohol services for Sydney community

More than $2.4M of Commonwealth funding will be used to commission five drug and alcohol treatment services, including services to address methamphetamine use, within Central and Eastern Sydney PHN over the next two years. Read more...


9 January 2017: New Psychological Support Services contracts announced

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN is pleased to announce that the successful applicants for our new Psychological Support Services (PSS) contracts are: Australian Primary Mental Health Alliance, Lilly Pilly Counselling, Sydney Mindcare,The Gender Centre, and Sunflower Health Services with WEAVE Youth and Community Services and Twenty 10.  Read more...


5 May 2016: New data paints accurate picture of housing needs for homeless population in eastern suburbs

In April 2016, a staggering 57 people were identified as sleeping rough in the Waverley local government area, with the average duration of homelessness being five years. Brain injury or head trauma, mental health concerns, substance abuse and violence are recurring issues experienced by this population. Read more...


11 April 2016: First Registry Week to reveal number of people sleeping rough in Bondi

Eastern suburbs Registry Week starts today, with the aim of talking to all people sleeping rough in Bondi, and the greater Waverley area. Information obtained will help to ensure people experiencing homelessness are helped to be linked to housing and support. Read more...


27 November 2015: CESPHN welcomes the Australian Government's person-centred regional approach to mental health

The Australian Government released its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services yesterday. The response outlined a bold reform package designed to place the individual at the core of our mental health system. The package also detailed the central role that primary health networks (PHNs) will take in leading this change. Read more...


22 October 2015: Local project to deliver permanent housing for vulnerable people sleeping rough

The first of seven of the most vulnerable people sleeping rough in Sutherland has now moved into permanent housing through the Sutherland Street to Home Project, launched this month. An initiative of the South Eastern Sydney Partners In Recovery (SES PIR) program, the project uses a Housing First model which highlights the importance of first providing housing for people experiencing long term homelessness, then combining this with holistic supports in the community. Read more...


3 July 2015: Central and Eastern Sydney PHN commences operations

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN is pleased to advise that it began operations as planned on 1 July 2015. The PHN is the second largest in the country, with a region stretching from Strathfield to Sutherland and as far east as Bondi. The PHN will work to support, strengthen and shape a world class, person-centred primary health care system for the people who live in, work in and visit Central and Eastern Sydney. Read more...