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Psychological Therapies Services

Brisbane South PHN has commissioned Wesley Mission Queensland and World Wellness Group to provide Psychological Therapies Services (formerly known as Access to Allied Psychological Services – ATAPS).

Wesley Mission Queensland is providing intake, assessment and triage as well as psychological therapies services, which are designed to target vulnerable and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, including:

  • people in rural and remote communities
  • children under 12 years, who have or are at risk of developing a mild to moderate mental illness, childhood behavioural or emotional disorders; or parents, guardians, family members or other persons having responsibility for the child
  • people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness
  • women experiencing perinatal depression/anxiety
  • people at risk of suicide or self-harm
  • people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • people experiencing domestic and family violence.

World Wellness Group administers the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) psychological therapies service including the intake, assessment and triage for corresponding referrals.

Client eligibility

This service is suitable for people with mild to moderate mental illness who are not clinically suited to lower intensity levels of intervention (such as self-help or digital mental health services) and who are hard-to-reach and underserviced through other arrangements, particularly the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Dementia, delirium, tobacco use disorder and intellectual disability are not regarded as mental disorders for the purposes of this activity, and are therefore not eligible for this service. However, the needs of people with intellectual disability who have comorbid mental illness for psychological therapy can be considered.

Suicide prevention in the Psychological Therapies program

People who have attempted, or who are at risk of suicide or self-harm can also be considered eligible for the Psychological Therapies program. The person must have been assessed by the referring GP as low-risk and have been given options if they require immediate assistance. If a child under 12 years expresses suicidal ideation or self-harming behaviours they must be first assessed by a GP or Psychiatrist or Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) prior to being referred into the Psychological Therapies program. Treatment will be provided within 24-72 hours of the referral being received.

Referral Templates

BEST PRACTICE MEDICAL DIRECTOR PDF
Partners In Recovery (March 2017) Partners In Recovery (March 2017)  headspace
Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS) (October 2015) Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS) (October 2015)  Logan-Beaudesert Perinatal Wellbeing Service (May 2017)
Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS) Patient Information and Consent Form (October 2015) Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS) Patient Information and Consent Form (October 2015)

Refer to Addiction and Mental Health Services

Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services offers community, inpatient and acute care services which may be undertaken in the client’s home, in GP surgeries or in emergency departments.

Services are provided for all age groups across a range of programs from child and youth, to adult, to older persons, to specialist programs.

Referrals

To refer your patient, or for information and advice, please contact:

  1. Telephone: 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 22 55)
  2. Email: MSMHS_MHCALL@health.qld.gov.au
  3. Fax: 3078 2120

Links

Child Mental Health Services
Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Wesley Mission Queensland
World Wellness Group

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