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ATAPS General Component provides assistance for mental health disorders that would benefit from short-term treatment. If the needs of the client are more complex a longer term program to meet his/her needs may be required.
Sessions can be individual and with family.
Clients initially are eligible for up to six time-limited sessions, with an option of up to a further six sessions following a mental health review by the referring GP.
The referring GP may consider that in exceptional circumstances the client may require up to an additional six sessions (up to a maximum total of 18 sessions per client per calendar year).
Exceptional circumstances are defined as a significant change in the clients clinical condition or care circumstances which make it appropriate and necessary to increase the maximum number of sessions. It is up to the referring GP to determine that the client meets these requirements. In these cases a GP review is required and the exceptional circumstances noted in the request.
ATAPS General Mental Health Service provides assistance for Mental Health disorders that would benefit from short-term treatment. If the needs of the patient are more complex a longer term program to meet his/her needs may be required.
GPs can make referrals to the ATAPS General Component by completing an ATAPS referral form and a mental health treatment plan.
Clients must give consent and receive the Client Rights & Responsibilities and Privacy Information brochures.
Please fax the completed ATAPS referral form and mental health treatment plan with client consent to SWMML on 8742 4457.
Consent Forms for:
(please note the consent form is included in the ATAPS referral form, unless this is required in a language other than English then please use the appropriate form below)
ATAPS Client Rights & Responsibilities and Patient Privacy Information