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Dr Paul Fung is a psychiatrist with a special interest in primary care mental health service delivery. He is Clinical Director of Uniting Recovery at Uniting NSW. ACT, where he is responsible for mental health service integration and innovation. He developed and implemented the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (Western Sydney) across three headspace centres with Orygen (University of Melbourne), the Youth Enhanced Support Service (Northern Sydney, Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains), and other clinical models of care across the lifespan from children through to older persons. He has an interest in technology, pioneering innovative ways of improving access at the headspace Penrith eClinic and addressing social determinants of health through social prescribing.
He is a 2020 Churchill Fellow, where he travelled to the US, UK and NZ to examine models of care that integrate mental health into general practice, and is currently piloting an Integrated Primary Care Model in Northern Sydney.
He has a role in policy with the NSW Mental Health Commission as a member of the Community Advisory Council.
Paul is passionate about training and education having held the position of Site Coordinator Of Training, regularly lecturing in the HETI Psychiatric Medicine Program, and a member of the Academic Board. He is particularly interested in GP capacity building, delivering HETI's GP Mental Health Assessment and Management Workshops and mentoring GPs with a special interest in mental health. Paul is an active member of the RANZCP, having held the position of Chair of the Section of Early Career Psychiatrists, served on the Members Advisory Council, and represented Australian and New Zealand in the World Psychiatric Association.
Paul has a strong interest in creating global mental health partnerships. He was awarded a Special Training Fellowship with the NSW Institute of Psychiatry in International Mental Health where he delivered a leadership development program for mental health care leaders in four pacific island countries. He has completed projects for WHO Geneva, the Transcultural Mental Health Centre and has volunteered for an NGO in Thailand.
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