Authors: Robert Habel, Phil Jones and Vivian Bishop, SA
Event: 2008 TheMHS Conference
Subject: GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, CASE MANAGEMENT,GP SHARED MENTAL HEALTH CARE/ PRIMARY CARE
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Self referral is the new BLACK! ...slick, efficient, fashionable, sexy, adaptable, practical and oh so obvious! GP Access Programs are a complimentary service to GP practices, providing a community based recovery focussed program for people with a mental illness who have their general practitioner as their primary clinician. These one on one community support programs at UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide, where the support worker is now the case manager/key worker, provides the client with an easy referral pathway and are an addition and alternative to support programs that require a State Mental Health Services referral.