Lives Lived Well is now offering a free, evidence-based mental health program aimed at supporting individuals in underserviced communities within the Darling Downs and West Moreton region.
Funded by the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, the initiative, known as Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT), helps reduce barriers to mental health care through having highly skilled mental health professionals provide tailored, short-term interventions.
Lives Lived Well Clinical Service Manager Lindsay McMahon explained that eligible individuals can access five complimentary sessions with qualified mental health professionals, when facilitated through a GP Mental Health Program.
“In recent times, we have all become more aware of our own mental health and we might need some extra support. With this program, we are proud to support the community through our network of mental health professionals at no cost to the individuals accessing our service” Mr McMahon said.
GPs act as the primary referral pathway for individuals accessing the TPT Program.
The five sessions are designed to address a broad spectrum of mental health needs with the program’s primary focus being on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, individuals at risk of suicide or self-harm, and people experiencing financial disadvantage.
If treatment is deemed necessary and clinically appropriate patients can access a further five sessions at no cost*
Mr McMahon emphasised the importance of people initiating mental health conversations with GPs, stating, “When we take time to look after our mental health, we can be there for our families and others by building our resilience and to better cope with the everyday stresses of life”
“If you need support, please ask your GP about TPT,” he said.
To learn more about the Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) program, please visit our website at https://www.liveslivedwell.org.au/our-services/mental-health/targeted-psychological-therapies/.
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