Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative (MACNI)

The Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative (MACNI) is a time-limited specialist service for people 16 years and older, who have been identified as having multiple and complex needs. This includes people with combinations of mental illness, substance abuse issues, intellectual impairment, acquired brain injury and forensic issues. Often these individuals pose a risk to themselves and to the community.

MACNI's primary purpose is to facilitate better coordination of supports and services to people with complex needs, deliver holistic care and prevent further escalation of need.  Participation in MACNI is voluntary.

MACNI is underpinned by the Human Services (Complex Needs) Act 2009.

MACNI is a shared service across the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in partnership with the Department of Justice & Regulation. MACNI is managed by DHHS.

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