Are you aware of the latest PSS updates?

10 February 2020


As you may be aware by now we are busy making changes to the mental health referral processes at CESPHN. PSS has re-opened for 2020 and has been non-stop. Please note that the Suicide Prevention Program (SPS) under PSS is still currently on hold but we are working on building capacity to restart this important program by mid-February 2020.

Our referral form for the Psychological Support Service (PSS) program has been updated and ready for you to install in your software – these templates can be found on the CESPHN website. Our service directory also has been updated and has improved searchable functions, so you are able to find a suitable PSS provider matched to your client needs.

We are continuing to build our new online form and platform for all referrals to our centralised intake programs (PSS and PICS). We aim to integrate this into your current practice software via a GP Integrator to make it easier and retain a copy of the referral. This will be in line with the Department of Health (DoH) Initial Assessment and Referral Guidelines to ensure your referrals are allocated to the right programs at the right time. Keep an eye out for our progress.

Also please note if your referral arrives and not all mandated DoH and MHTP fields are complete, we unfortunately will need to send your referral back to be thoroughly completed.