Mental Health Services
The Next Step High Intensity Service provides a free short-medium term psychological intervention, primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Please note for children other treatment approaches are available based on identified need. It is suitable for people experiencing significant but common mental health issues, this includes but is not limited to the range of anxiety disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
The High Intensity Program comprises of three age streams:
Child (under 12 years)
Youth (12-25 years)
General (26 years +)
The program is delivered face to face by trained mental health professionals. Individuals can receive from six to 18 sessions dependent on the individual’s (and/or family) needs.
The program is provided by CatholicCare at north and south sites in Canberra.
The High intensity service does not replace Better Access.
The High intensity service is available to individuals who:
live/work/study in the ACT
currently not accessing psychological interventions through other services
not able to receive the support they require through Better Access or headspace
have financial barriers to accessing psychological interventions
To access the service, a referral from:
a GP with a Next Step Referral Form and Mental Health Treatment Plan
Psychiatrist or Paediatrician with a Next Step Referral Form and Referral Letter
Next Step Intake Team
P: 02 6287 8090 | F: 02 6100 9961 | [email protected]
This program is commissioned by Capital Health Network through the ACT Primary Health Network Primary Mental Health Programme and delivered by CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn.
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Referral Required A Doctor
Accessible By Approved service users
Access Fee No fee
Age Ranges All ages
Other Requirements Current Mental Health Treatment Plan
Languages TIS interpreter service available
Adults, Anxiety, Children, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Homeless, Low Income Earners, Mental Illness, Psychology, Social Anxiety
1 July 2015 marked the commencement of Capital Health Network, ACT’s primary health care organisation. It represents the next stage of the evolution of primary care organisations that started 20 years ago with the ACT Division of General Practice and in more recent years with ACT Medicare Local.Visit CAPITAL HEALTH NETWORK LTD website