Have you reviewed the PSS criteria recently? Are your PSS templates up to date?

11 November 2019

PSS is for people who live, work or study in the Central and Eastern Sydney region with diagnosable mild to moderate mental health concerns, who may benefit from short term treatment, are unable to Access other available services including Better Access (Medicare subsidised psychological services) due to financial hardship (Individual income < $55,000; family income < $130,000) AND who fit into one of the below underserviced and/or hard to reach populations:

  1. Children (who are aged between 0-12 years who have not yet graduated from primary school) with, or who are at risk of developing a mild to moderate, mental, emotional or behavioural disorder 
  2. Young people (12-25 years) 
  3. Adults
  4. Individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning (LGBTIQ) 
  5. Individuals experiencing perinatal depression and their partners
  6. Individuals who identify as from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  7. Individuals who identify as from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background 
  8. Individuals who have attempted, or who are at risk of suicide, or self-harm 
  9. Individuals experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness; 
  10. Individuals with severe mental health concerns who may benefit from short term focused psychological intervention as part of their overall care.
  11. Individuals with Intellectual disability who may benefit from short term psychological intervention when co-occurring mental health concerns are diagnosed.  

For updated referral templates, please see the Mental Health Referral Templates page.