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The STAR4Kids program provides free psychological therapies to children aged 3-12 years with, or at risk of, developing mild to moderate mental illness, including depressive, anxiety or stress disorders, with barriers to accessing Better Access (Medicare).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children that do not experience barriers to accessing Better Access (Medicare).
  • Children with a diagnosed behavioral or neurodevelopmental disorder, including Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), unless the main presenting concern is the child’s mental health problem.

Psychological therapy is delivered by mental health professionals experienced in working with children.

Referral pathways: GPs, Paediatricians and approved provisional referrers (see below) via SWSPHN Mental Health Central Intake.

Approved provisional referrers include: Directors of early childhood services, school principals, counsellors and psychologists, managers of community managed organisations and mental health professionals, including Psychiatrists.

Provisional Referral Templates: Word, PDF (Note: Can also be used by Paediatricians)

GP Referral Templates: A GP Mental Health Treatment Plan for Children template and the SWSPHN GP Mental Health Referral Form can be found under Health Professionals > Practice Support > Forms and Templates



SWSPHN Mental Health Central Intake

Enquiries 1300 797 746 (1300 SWS PHN)

      All referrals fax to 4623 1796 or Healthlink: SWSPHNMH 


Printable brochures

STAR4Kids - At Full Potential Psychology (Camden Wollondilly and Wingecarribee)

STAR4Kids - ProActive Psychology (Bankstown and Fairfield)

STAR4Kids - Sparrow Centre for Children (Campbelltown)

STAR4Kids - Mission Australia (Liverpool)

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