Journal article

Complementary primary mental health programs for young people in Australia: Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) and headspace

Bridget Bassilios, Nicolas Telford, Debra Rickwood, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was introduced in 2001 by the Australian Government to provide evidence-based psychological interventions for people with high prevalence disorders. headspace, Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation, was established in 2006 to promote and facilitate improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25 years. Both programs provided free or low cost psychological services. This paper aims to describe the uptake of psychological services by people aged 12-25 years via ATAPS and headspace, the characteristics of these clients, the types of services received and preliminary..

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