Psychological Support Services (PSS) – Suicide Prevention Service
PSS SPS is designed to provide support to people in the community who are at increased risk of suicide or self-harm. However, PSS SPS is not designed to support individuals who are at acute and immediate risk of suicide or self-harm. These individuals should be referred immediately to the relevant state or territory government acute mental health team (or equivalent).
In considering an individual’s eligibility for this service, providers should consider the complexity of the individual’s circumstances and the number of contributing factors. Consideration should also be given to the short-term nature of the PSS SPS and whether the individual is more appropriately supported by the state acute mental health service. If in any doubt as to the immediacy of risk of the patient, the mental health professional (MHP) is to contact the acute mental health team. This project is not intended to have the MHP take on the crisis intervention role, nor replace existing local acute mental health services.
Please note: In case of emergencies and crisis situation, access and referral to Acute Mental Health Care Services in New South Wales are via The Mental Health Line Ph: 1800 011 511.
To book a face-to-face consultation or remote support to discuss your practice needs, contact the practice support and development officers’ team on:
1300 986 991
Your Practice Support and Development Officers:
Jan Sadler,Fleur Niven, Sarah Arja, Aya Almajzoub, Michaela Fenech,Sara Matin and Juliani Cardoso.
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