Psychological support program that features allied mental health professionals, peer support and group therapy for people living with severe and persistent mental illness.
Eligibility: People living with severe and persistent mental health issues who are currently not engaged in any other primary mental health care services, and are at risk of hospitalisation as a result of their mental health condition.
Services available: Access to an allied mental health professional, group therapy, and tailored assistance via a peer mental health worker, as a vital and consistent form of support throughout the program.
Referral Pathway: Referral by GP or provisional referral through PHN non-GP approved referrers (e.g., day to day living centres, community mental health) or by Connect for Wellness Peer Worker. A GP mental health treatment plan is required following the first 3 sessions.
Referral forms for this service can be found under Health Professionals > Practice Support > Forms and Templates.
GPs can access Connect for Wellness through the Mental Health Central Intake number, and fax.
Mental Health Central Intake
Enquiries 1300 797 746 (1300 SWS PHN)
All referrals fax to 4623 1796