Mental health services for Indigenous health

Manage and treat Indigenous patients with mental health care needs.

A General Practitioner Mental Health Treatment Plan (GPMHTP) helps people with a mental health disorder access mental health services. It also helps health professionals better manage a patient’s treatment by referring them to Medicare-subsidised allied mental health services.

Your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patient can get culturally appropriate evidence-based mental health services. These are often tailored to meet the individual needs of the local population. Find information and guidance for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health program on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.

Read how to create and manage a mental health care plan.

Page last updated: 15 June 2024.
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