Low intensity mental health services

Low intensity mental health services

Low intensity services are evidence-based psychological services, which target people with or at risk of mild mental illness within a stepped care approach. They typically deliver time-limited, structured interventions aimed at providing a less costly approach to the ‘standard’ psychological therapy.

The services we commission supplement the Australian Government’s digital mental health website, Head to Health, in providing an initial service step within a stepped care framework.

Our commissioned service providers deliver a variety of low intensity mental health programs, these include:

  • drum and activity-based therapy for children aged 5-12
  • play-based therapy for children aged 1-5
  • peer phone coaching
  • up-skilling workforce to identify at-risk clients
  • art-based program to support brief interventions between community members and mental health workers.