Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)
What is it?
ATAPS is a program for children up to 16 years, people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people at risk of homelessness, women experiencing or at risk of experiencing perinatal mental health issues and those living in rural and remote areas. This counselling service can help you take charge of your emotional wellbeing and improve your quality of life in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Who runs the program?
ATAPS is delivered by mental health clinicians including registered psychologists, mental health social workers, mental health nurses and clinical psychologists.
How often does it run?
This program is held ongoing, with regular sessions depending on your needs and availability. The funding for this service will end on 30 June 2017 and will be replaced by alternative mental health funding options.
Where is it available?
ATAPS is delivered all across WA. Call us on 1300 706 922 for ATAPS and mind care services in your area. You may be eligible for telephone-based or face to face counselling depending on your location.
Accessing the program
Access to ATAPS is by GP Referral with a Mental Health treatment Plan (MBS Item 2715). Referral forms can be found under the "For GPs" tab on this website.
ATAPS sessions are free of cost.