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Pandemic Psychological Services

Pandemic Funding Recovery Access
Mental Health Initiative

Description of Services

KYDS – Providing short term one to one psychological services for young people experiencing mild to moderate mental illness delivered by psychologists and other eligible mental health professionals to underserviced groups, including children under 12 and young people aged 12 to 19. This includes provision of family support and therapy.  

Brellah – Providing short term general adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry services for underserviced groups, for people experiencing severe and complex mental illness.  

PCCS – Providing long term individual and group therapy psychological services to clients from underserviced groups experiencing eating disorders and complex trauma or personality disorders.   

Eligibility

Psychological Therapies are available to people who live, work or go to school in the Northern Sydney Health Network region. To access these services, people must be from an underserviced group: 

  • Children (0-11 years old) 
  • Young people (12-25 years old) 
  • Women experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety 
  • People from a CALD background 
  • People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 
  • People experiencing financial hardship 
  • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness 
  • People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex 
  • Elderly people 
  • People with a mental illness who have a co-morbid intellectual disability 
  • People unable to access MBS-funded Better Access psychological services 

KYDS – Children and young people aged between 12-19 years of age with an onset of mild to moderate mental illness. All clients referred into the service must also have a mental health care plan obtained by a GP.  

Brellah – Child and adolescent aged between 12-25 years of age and adults experiencing severe and complex mental illness. All clients referred into the service must also have a mental health care plan obtained by a GP. 

PCCS – Individuals aged 18 years and over living with an eating disorder, complex trauma or a personality disorder.  

Access the services

A GP referral is required to access these services. A completed Mental Health Treatment Plan must be included with referral. 

To refer a client, please call the Mental Health Triage on 1300 782 391 or send a completed Referral Form via secure fax on 028072 6899.