The Access to Alied Psychological Services programme is a national initiative to improve access to focussed psychological strategies for consumers with symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Project Status

Completed Projects

Project Coordinator

Lesley Hare

Chief Investigators

David Perkins

Rationale

The Access to Alied Psychological Services programme is a national initiative to improve access to focussed psychological strategies for consumers with symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Aim

To evaluate the services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven to assess to what extent service objectives were achieved.

Design and Method

Qualitative and quantitative methods were used including interviews, patient surveys and audit of service data.

Key Publications

Vagholkar, S, Hare L, Hasan I, Zwar N, and Perkins D. (2006) Better access to psychology services in primary mental health care: an evaluation. Australian Health Review, 2006, 30, 2, 196-202, ISSN 0156-5788.

Contact

David Perkins Email: DPerkins@gwahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Key Partners

Illawarra and Shoalhaven Divisions of General Practice

Funding

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Project lead centre
CEPHRIS
Project stream
Health System Integration and Primary Health Care Development
Project start date
2003
Project end date
2004