Psychological Therapy Services for under-serviced Groups

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new service provider for the provision of Psychological Therapy Services for under-serviced Groups.

From 1 October 2017, Marathon Health will provide services under a new model to those individuals requiring primary mental health care who are not likely to be able to have their needs met through Medicare subsidised mental health services.

The primary focus will be on people in the WNSW PHN region with mild to moderate mental illness who are not clinically suited to lower intensity levels of intervention, including self-help, digital mental health services, and low intensity mental health services and who are underserviced through other arrangements, particularly the MBS.

Many of the principles and requirements under the former ATAPS and MHSRRA programs will remain in place with new flexibility and the addition of telehealth to improve the access to services for all communities. Current service providers will continue to operate under a transition period through until 1 October 2017.

For more information, download a copy of the Fact Sheet.