IPMHC is our Geraldton-based mental health care program, funded by WAPHA.
The IPMHC program seeks to improve the lives of those individuals experiencing psychological distress, depression, anxiety and other symptoms of mild to severe and persistent mental health issues in the Mid-West.
These services are available in:
- Mount Magnet
What supports can you expect from our IPMHC program?
Midwest IPMHC Low Intensity Counselling Program
The Midwest Low Intensity Program provides up to 6 sessions of targeted counselling interventions, over a maximum 3-month period, for people 16 years and older, who have a health care card, concession card or are unemployed and are experiencing a wide range of mental health issues of a mild to moderate nature. Counselling sessions are provided by a range of Mental Health Professionals including clinical psychologists, psychologists, social workers, and mental health nurses.
How can I access the Midwest Low Intensity Counselling Program?
The Midwest Low Intensity Program is a free service and referrals to the program can be via self-referral, GPs, Emergency Departments, hospitals and external stakeholders. To access the Midwest Low Intensity Counselling Program, you will need to provide your consent prior to commencing.
Midwest IPMHC Suicide Prevention Program
The Suicide Prevention Program helps individuals, 18 years and older, work through feelings of suicide or self-harm by providing intensive counselling and support including facilitating connections to other agencies/services, if required. Counselling sessions are provided by a range of Mental Health Professionals including clinical psychologists, psychologists, social workers, and mental health nurses.
How can I access the Midwest Suicide Prevention Program?
The Midwest Suicide Prevention Program is a free service and referrals to the program can be via self-referral, GPs, hospitals or other health professionals.
IPMHC Care Management
The Midwest Care Management Program is for individuals, 16 years and older, who are diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental health illness. In this program, a clinician will develop a recovery plan with you and will assist you in implementing this plan as part of your recovery. This also involves collaboration and ongoing engagement with other service providers who are involved in your care, as well as with your GP and/or Psychiatrist. The clinician will provide assertive support and follow up, including health literacy, medication compliance, psychoeducation and psychotherapy.
How can I access the Midwest Care Management Program?
The Care Management Program is a free service, and you will need to obtain a referral and Mental Health Care Plan to access the program. You will also need to provide your consent prior to commencing the program.
To find out more about our WAPHA funded IPMHC Program, please get in touch: