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Primary Mental Health Care Services in Residential Aged Care Facilities


These services provide free onsite low-intensity services and psychological therapies for people living in residential aged care facilities across metropolitan Adelaide.  Services are available for residents ‘at risk’ of or experiencing mild to moderate mental illness; or with a diagnosed mental illness that is severe in nature and will benefit from short-term psychological therapies. Psychological therapies provided are evidence based, short-term, and delivered via an in-reach model as either individual or group sessions.

These services are not suitable for residents with significant behavioural issues, dementia with severe cognitive features, delirium, or severe and persistent complex mental illness that would be more appropriately managed by specialised health or Older Persons Mental Health services. 


Residential aged care facilities must register to receive services. The process for a RACF to register is described in the RACF Implementation Guide. A separate registration needs to be completed with each service provider to receive both services. To register, click here.


Supporting Emotional Wellness in Aged Care – Low Intensity and Psychological Therapies for Mild to Moderate Mental Illness 
Referrals for residents at risk of or experiencing mild to moderate mental illness can be sent directly to the Supporting Emotional Wellness service. 
Access the referral form here


Connected in Wellbeing – Psychological Therapies for Severe Mental Illness 
Referrals for residents with a diagnosed mental illness that is severe in nature and will benefit from short-term psychological therapies will be allocated to Connected in Wellbeing through the Adelaide PHN Central Referral Unit (CRU)* for Primary Mental Health Care Services.
Access the referral form here

For further information on determining the most appropriate service, please refer to the RACF primary mental health care flowchart and stepped care approach.

Send by Secure Message:

HealthLink
EDI: adphncru

ReferralNet/Argus 
ID: CRU 

Or FAX 1300 580 249 
 
Mental Health Enquiry Line: 1300 898 213  

*CRU fax referrals are being phased out. If you need support with a CRU referral, please contact the mental health enquiry line. For support with setting up practice software or using secure messaging, please contact our digital health officers digitalhealthinfo@adelaidephn.com.au

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