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Mental Health News – Oct ’15

Mental Health News – Oct ’15

ATAPS Referral Update

 GPs can refer patients to the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program by calling the Sydney North Health Network GP referral line on 1300 782 391.  This month’s allocation of services are as follows:   

Service Delivery Number of Referrals Available
General ATAPS including:

  • Mild to moderate general mental health disorders
  • Children
  • Postnatal depression
65
Suicide Prevention including:

  • Self-harm
  • Mild to moderate suicide ideation
31

October is Mental Health Month

mhm_theme_bannerMental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health campaign held throughout October each year. The timing of the campaign centres on World Mental Health Day, which happens each year on October 10.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage all individuals to think about how mental health exists in their daily life and promote the need for all individuals to make mental health a priority.

For the month of October, many local community and health professionals ran education events that have been promoted via the SNHN website.

To see what events focusing on Mental Health are currently on in October and into November CLICK HERE.

For more about Mental Health Month NSW CLICK HERE.

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