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Information for GPs

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) are recognised providers with Medicare Australia, delivering clinical social work services in mental health settings and utilising a range of evidence-based strategies.

Find a social worker near you

Our Find a Social Worker service can help you link your patients with a social worker near them. For additional assistance, phone 1800 630 124.

Social work services in mental health settings

Social workers in the mental health field can deliver professional services under the following programs:

Better Access to Mental Health Care
Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)
Chronic Diseases Management (Enhanced Primary Care)
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Non-directive pregnancy support counselling (NDPC).

What services do Accredited Mental Health Social Workers provide?

Assessment, intervention, treatment and support, including therapy to individuals, their families/carers and groups with mental health disorders
Mental State Examination and other relevant assessments across the range of presentations and the lifespan
Evidence-based therapeutic treatments for DSM 5/ICD 10 illness categories
Bereavement, grief and loss counselling
Family/parent–child interventions, including evidence-based family interventions
Couple therapy and relationship counselling
Therapeutic and psycho-educational group programs
Assessment and treatments for alcohol and other drug misuse and dual diagnosis/comorbid presentations
Culturally competent interventions and/or referrals for specific groups
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