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Referring patients to mental health services during the festive season

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN), which administers the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program, will close on Friday 23 December for the holiday break and re-open Tuesday 3 January 2017. The ATAPS telephone referral service will not be answered during the closure period.

If you are wishing to make a non-urgent patient referral to the ATAPS program during the closure period you may continue to do so. An allocated PIN will be provided to you by SNPHN on 3rd January 2017.

Mental health and crisis services available throughout the holiday season

  • ATAPS Suicide Support line: 1800 859 585.  GPs can register and refer a patient at risk of suicide or self-harm to this 24-hour service. Crisis support is also available to the patient through this service.
  • The NSW Mental Health Access: 1800 011 511. This is a 24-hour telephone support line.

Click here for a list of ATAPS providers, including providers available in December for Suicide Prevention referrals.

Click here for a list of other mental health services.