Access to Allied Psychological Services

The Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program is an Australian Government initiative which provides short-term, evidence-based mental health services for people with mental illness.

Services are targeted to population groups which have difficulty accessing mental health treatment, for example, people who are in remote areas, unable to pay service fees, or at risk of homelessness.

ATAPS Referral Process

The ATAPS triage service liaises with GPs and referral sources to review client eligibility and allocate referrals to ATAPS providers.

In the Northern Territory, the ATAPS triage service is delivered by CatholicCare NT. The service can be contacted Monday to Friday during business hours:

t 1800 899 855 (business hours only)

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