Journal article

Innovations in primary mental healthcare

Lennart Reifels, Bridget Bassilios, Kylie E King, Justine R Fletcher, Grant Blashki, Jane E Pirkis

AUSTRALIAN HEALTH REVIEW | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We review the evidence on innovations in Tier 2 of the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program, which is designed to facilitate the provision of primary mental healthcare to hard-to-reach and at-risk population groups (including women with perinatal depression, people at risk of self-harm or suicide, people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, people affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires, people in remote locations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and children with mental disorders) and the trialling of new modalities of service delivery (e.g. telephone-based or web-based CBT). The primary focus is on the uptake, outcomes and issues associated with th..

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