Latrobe Regional Hospital and Gippsland PHN have collaborated on the design of a Suicide Prevention Service, funded by the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program.
The service provides free treatment and support to individuals who
Treatment consists of short term intensive recovery based support for up to two months.
The Suicide Prevention Service is operated by Latrobe Regional Hospital five days a week, 8.30am to 5.00pm. There is no limit to the number of sessions or number of referrals per person in a calendar year. Sessions are provided face to face at Latrobe Regional Hospital and GP practices throughout Gippsland.
Individuals who may not meet the eligibility criteria for the Suicide Prevention Program, but are considered to be at an acute risk of suicide or self-harm should be referred immediately to the Latrobe Regional Hospital Mental Health Triage on 1300 36 33 22.
For more information on the program, eligibility and the referral pathway view the GP Referral Flow Chart.
If you would like to refer your patients into this program, please ensure eligibility criteria are met, and contact LRH Mental Health Triage on 1300 36 33 22.
For more information contact Owen Connolly, Suicide Prevention clinician on (03) 5128 0100, during business hours.