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Psychological therapies for mild to moderate mental health illness

Psychological therapies for mild to moderate mental health illness

Psychological therapy services are available for people who experience mild to moderate mental illness, and for those who have attempted or are at risk of, suicide or self-harm.

We commission providers to deliver psychological therapy services in the Northern Territory through the following services.

Short-term therapies

What's the program?


This program provides short-term, effective, free treatment for individuals with
mild
to moderate mental illness who have difficulty accessing mental health
treatment services through Medicare’s Better Access.

This program replaces the previous Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program to align services with a stepped care approach, meaning that people receive care that’s tailored to their individual needs – stepping it up or stepping it down as needed. 

REFERRAL FORMS

 
  1. Download a referral form
  2. Download a client consent form

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM?

To be eligible for the program, you need to be:

• a low-income earner
• eligible for Medicare-funded services
• have mild to moderate mental illness diagnosis
• reside in the Northern Territory

 

How DO REFERRALS WORK?


CatholicCare NT runs a triage service for the program. This means they liaise with GPs and other referral sources to determine who is eligible and what their priority is to access the service.

WHO DELIVERS THIS program?

Qualified mental health professionals deliver the program alongside referring GPs who regularly reviews an individual’s mental health if ongoing treatment is required.

The following providers deliver the short-term therapies program.

Christian Fourcard
Adelaide River & Bachelor
t 0408 859 595
e cfourcard@gmail.com

Zoe Collins – Big Sky Psychology
Katherine
t 0473 010 904
e info@bigskypsychology.com.au

Stella Hayes
Yulara and Alice Springs
t 0401 377 932
f 8955 0851
e stella@footboot.net

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Alice Springs
t 0439 857 967
f 8959 4750
e jon-paul.cacioli@caac.org.au

Organisational and Personal Psychological Services
Alice Springs
t 0447 130 955
f 8918 8011
e nick.stiles@opps.com.au

Outlook Psychology
Nhulunbuy
t 08 8987 3038
e michelle.psychologist@outlook.com

Miwatj Aboriginal Corporation
Nhulunbuy
t 8939 1900
f 8939 1670
e execsec@miwatj.com.au

Wisemind Psychology
Darwin

t 8981 5605
f 8941 7305
e admin@wisemind.com.au

MyPsych NT
Darwin

t 0477 000 545
f 8918 0813
e info@mypsychnt.com

The Flourish Collective
Darwin

t 0400 037 727

Industry Health Solutions
Darwin

t 1800 432 303
f 8918 8132
e info@industryhealth.solutions

Territory Psychology
Darwin

t 0484 004 273 – Dion
t 0418 306 511 – Emily
e admin@territorypsychology.com.au

Phoenix Consulting Pty Ltd
Nightcliff

t 8948 4444
f 8930 9003
e damien@phoenixconsulting.com.au

Psych Solutions NT
Leanyer

t 8945 4616
f 8918 8111
e info@psychsolutionsnt.com.au

Anglicare NT Ltd
Darwin

t 8931 5999
f 8931 5995
e anglicare@anglicare-nt.org.au

What resources are available?

Aged Care Psychological Therapies Program

We commission providers to deliver psychological treatment services targeting the mental health needs of people living in residential aged care facilities.

What's the program?

The Aged Care Psychological Therapies Program aims to help residents of aged care facilities and clients of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care program who have a mental illness (or are at risk of developing mental illness) to access in-reach mental health services in individual and group settings.

The service is in its initial stages and runs in one facility in Darwin with the intent to expand across the Territory.

Who is eligible?

Those in a residential aged care facility or those who are a client of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care program and have a diagnosable mental illness or have been assessed as being at risk of developing a mental illness.

Mental health services in rural and remote areas

What's the program?


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.

Who is eligible?


To be eligible for the program, you need to be:

• eligible for Medicare-funded services

• have mild to moderate mental illness diagnosis

• reside in the areas listed below

Where is the program delivered?


Katherine

  • Sunrise Health
  • Wurli Wurlinjang
  • Allied mental health services are also provided to Batchelor, Adelaide River and Pine Creek.

East Arnhem

  • Miwatj Health (two full-time Aboriginal Mental Health Workers)
  • Laynhapuy Homelands (Mental Health Nurse)

Central Australia

  • Royal Flying Doctors Service

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Programs

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency.

This Include:

Low-intensity mental health services

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Low-intensity mental health services

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