The mental health services in rural and remote areas program aims to improve the mental health of people living in rural and remote areas who have mild to moderate diagnosable mental illness.
This is done by providing better access to mental health services in communities that would otherwise have little or no access to mental health services.
Social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, mental health nurses, Aboriginal health and mental health workers play a key role in delivering these services.
To be eligible for the program, you need to be:
Firstly, a GP will complete a mental health treatment plan (MHTP) and a short-term therapies referral form to refer the client to NT Connect to Wellbeing. Once the referral is received, the intake and assessment staff will assess eligibility based on the MHTP. NT Connect to Wellbeing will then refer the client to an appropriate provider who will make contact with the client.