About the CLIPP Model

This approach to service delivery, led for ten years by Professor Meadows in North West Melbourne, continues to play a role as a model for services developments at various sites in Australia and overseas.

Further information

The manual for the program is available on a website maintained through the Department of Human Services.


Meadows GN, Harvey CA, Joubert L, Barton D, Bedi G. Best practices: the consultation-liaison in primary-care psychiatry program: a structured approach to long-term collaboration. Psychiatric Services. 2007;58(8):1036-8.

Meadows GN. Overcoming barriers to reintegration of patients with schizophrenia: developing a best-practice model for discharge from specialist care. Med J Aust. 2003 May;178 (9) Suppl 5:S53-S6.

Meadows GN. Establishing a collaborative service model for primary mental health care. The Medical Journal of Australia. 1998;168(4):162-5.

The CLIPP Model has recently been referenced as an example of good practice in the London NHS long term care model.

Final reports

Two final reports are available here from externally funded research related to the CLIPP program:

Key Centre Staff: Prof Graham Meadows (Monash University).
Key Collaborators: Dr David Barton (Monash University), Dr Lynette Joubert (University of Melbourne), Dr Carol Harvey (University of Melbourne), A/Prof Philip Hegerty (Deakin University), Prof Siaw-Teng Liaw (University of Melbourne), A/Prof Krishna Vaddadi (Monash University), Dr David Haslam (London Ontario), Dr Jack Heggerty (Thunder Bay Ontario).