Northern Sydney Medicare Local Supporting Homelessness

Northern Sydney Medicare Local Supporting Homelessness

21 June 2013

News Release

(photo credit left to right: Northern Sydney Medicare Local CEO Ramon del Carmen, Peter Miller, Chief Financial Officer St Vincent de Paul Society, and Dr James Baker, Northern Sydney Medicare Local Director - Research, Mental & Community Health)

Northern Sydney Medicare Local (NSML) CEO Ramon del Carmen and Dr James Baker, NSMLs Director - Research, Mental & Community Health, have participated in this years Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

Understanding that there is a significant link between mental health and homelessness, both Ramon and James became involved in the cause to raise awareness around mental health issues, as well as raise vital funds for St Vincent de Paul Society.

At a local level, NSML coordinates the community-based Access to Allied Psychological Services Program (ATAPS). ATAPS provides up to 12 free sessions with a psychologist for people experiencing ongoing mental health issues or who would not otherwise be able to access psychological services in the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde and Hunters Hill areas. To find out about eligibility or to be referred to the ATAPS program, contact your GP.
Northern Sydney Medicare Local Supporting Homelessness

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