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How to Access Mental Health Treatment in Australia

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A Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) is a support plan for someone experiencing mental health issues. A general practitioner (GP) will assess if a person has signs of mental illness and whether they would benefit from mental health treatment (6 sessions are subsidised by Medicare).

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In the most recent national survey on mental health and wellbeing, it was found that 45% of Australian adults had experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime, with 20% experiencing a mental disorder in the previous year.

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stanley catts
19 Feb 2020
A well written doco
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Tamzen-darcy Sibson
14 Oct 2021
This resource provided information on the process of creating a mental health plan and the cost involved as well as problem areas of mental health in an informative manner.
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Alejandro Ruiz
13 Apr 2020
Very good article
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Matthew Bough
26 Jul 2020
Good general review for people
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Sarah Longia
15 Dec 2019
Great information easy to read and follow. Right length for the information provided
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Philip Davey
17 Jan 2022
Very detailed article
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jane ryan
13 Oct 2020
information of available resources for referral
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Sam Noble
05 Apr 2020
Very good article. The article was helpful in reinforcing when, how and how many psychology sessions could be obtained with a MHTP.
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Colin Gardiner
27 Apr 2020
Good information
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Valerie Bensaci
27 Dec 2019
Every person needs to be in a state of well being. If not people can not cope with every day stress and might be suffering from depression, anxiety or bipolar.
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