The Better Access Initative gives Medicare rebates to help people with a medicare card access mental health professionals and care, regardless of where they live. Eligible people can receive up to 10 individual and up to 10 group allied mental health services each year. People experiencing severe or enduring mental health impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic can access an extra 10 sessions.
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.