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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. Client consent information sheet

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

The eligible client can then receive up to six (6) sessions and if required, can be reassessed by their referring GP to access a further four (4). Treatment must be completed within the maximum 10 session allowance. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access a further six (6) sessions subject to GP review (totaling a maximum of twelve (12) sessions). 

How DO REFERRALS WORK?

Neami National’s NT Connect to Wellbeing program provides an intake assessment and referral service for the Short-Term Therapies program. They liaise with GPs and referral services to determine who is eligible and ensure the person is matched to the least intensive level of care that best suits their needs.

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.

NT Connect to Wellbeing can be contacted Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

t: 1800 844 054

e: NT.ConnectToWellbeing@neaminational.org.au

f: 08 7906 2260

 

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.

Big Sky Psychology
Palmerston and NT wide (via telehealth)
0473 010 904
info@bigskypsychology.com.au

Stella Hayes
Yulara and Alice Springs
0401 377 932
stella@footboot.net

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Alice Springs
0439 857 967
08 8959 4750
jon-paul.cacioli@caac.org.au

Organisational and Personal Psychological Services
Alice Springs
0447 130 955
08 8918 8011
nick.stiles@opps.com.au

Outlook Psychology
Nhulunbuy
08 8987 3038
director@opgove.com.au 

Miwatj Aboriginal Corporation
Nhulunbuy
08 8939 1900
08 8939 1670
execsec@miwatj.com.au

Wisemind Psychology
Darwin
08 8981 5605
08 8941 7305
admin@wisemind.com.au

MyPsych NT
Palmerston
0477 000 545
08 8918 0813
info@mypsychnt.com

The Flourish Collective
Darwin
0400 037 727

Industry Health Solutions
Darwin
1800 432 303
08 8918 8132
info@industryhealth.solutions

Territory Psychology
Darwin
0484 004 273
admin@territorypsychology.com.au

Phoenix Consulting Pty Ltd
Darwin
08 8948 4444
08 8914 0069
damien@phoenixconsulting.com.au

Psych Solutions NT
Darwin
0428 419 582
08 8918 8111
info@psychsolutionsnt.com.au

Anglicare NT Ltd
Darwin
08 8931 5999
08 8931 5995
anglicare@anglicare-nt.org.au

What resources are available?

The following information sheets are available for download:

Short-Term Therapies FAQ

Short-Term Therapies Referral Information Sheet

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

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