Mental Health services needing a GP referral

Mental Health Services in South Western Sydney accessible through GP referral

The below services, commissioned by South Western Sydney PHN, are available for community members to access through a GP referral.

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Psychological therapies for people who have a diagnosed mild to moderate mental illness.

Eligibility: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD groups, residents of Claymore, Airds and the 2168 postcode, people living in Wollondilly and Wingecarribee with significant barriers to using Better Access (Medicare) services.

STAR4KIDS

Psychological therapies for children aged 3-12 years who have, or are at risk of developing, a mild to moderate mental health condition.

Eligibility: Children aged 3-12 years, excluding those with a diagnosed developmental disorder (unless reason for the referral is unrelated to the developmental disorder)

Credentialed Mental Health Nurse Service

Ongoing therapeutic interventions and coordination of clinical services for those with severe and persistant mental illness.

Eligibility: Enduring and complex mental illness over a long period that significantly impacts social, personal and work life.

Clinical Suicide Prevention Service

Priority access to services for people who have attempted suicide or have suicidal ideation of low to medium risk.

NOTE: This service is not designed for people at high or immediate risk of suicide. These people should go to their nearest emergency department.

Eligibility: Continued suicidal ideation (low to medium risk only) after discharge from acute services; presenting at a GP clinic after a suicide attempt or presenting to a GP with suicidal ideation