Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas Program - Central Australia

Northern Territory PHN Mental Health Services Rural Remote Areas (MHSRRA) program is contracted to be delivered by the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RDFS) in Central Australia and provides culturally appropriate primary mental health services to remote communities and outstations in the Hermannsburg (Ntaria), Areyonga, Wallace Rockhole, Papunya, Mt Liebig, Haasts Bluff, Kintore, Mutitjulu, Docker River and Imanpa, Santa Teresa, Titjikala, Harts Range, Engawala, Bonya, Alcoota, Lake Nash, Ampilatwatja and Utopia Homelands areas.

MHSRRA service primary mental health care includes early intervention assessment, treatment through a comprehensive care plan, aswell as a pathway to secondary and/or specialist care in collaboration with local medical officers. Care encompasses recovery, rehabilitation and ongoing support using strengths based integrated approach in a non-specialist setting. Activities include linkages with and referral to other services, advocacy and community development also employing Cultural Liaison Officers.

Contact

Principal Program Officer - MHSRRA

t 08 8982 1006 e ntphn@ntphn.org.au