Short Term Psychological Interventions (previously known as ATAPS)

Who?

Community Based Short-term Psychological Interventions is for 12 – 25 year olds who:

  • Have a diagnosable mild, moderate, or in some cases severe, mental illness; and / or
  • Have attempted, or are at risk, of self-harm or suicide where access to another service is not appropriate

Target groups include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) young people
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) young people
  • Young women at risk of perinatal depression
  • Young people experiencing (or at high risk of) homelessness
  • Young carers with a diagnosis of a mental illness
  • People who are less likely to be able to pay fees for other psychological services
  • Those unable to access other funded and private psychological services (rural and remote locations)

Where?

  • Office appointments available in Launceston, Devonport and Burnie
  • Clinical outreach appointments available in Deloraine, George Town, Scottsdale and East Coast
  • Via Skype or phone

Why?

Short-term Psychological Interventions has been funded to provide interim mental health supports to a young person who would have difficulty accessing other services due to issues such as distance, transport or financial circumstance.

How?

Evidence based short-term psychological interventions provided by a Mental Health Clinician in collaboration with the young person’s GP.  Six sessions are available to the young person initially, with another six available with the GP and Mental Health Clinician reviewing as needed.

Community Based Short-term Psychological Interventions is provided at no cost.

Referral

Referrals are made by the young person’s GP with a Mental Health Care Plan.

 

Short Term Psychological Interventions  is supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program