Mental Health Triage

The Mental Health Triage provides a central point for receiving and assessing referrals for people who are not in crisis and require mental health (including psychology), drug and alcohol, and suicide prevention services.

Services available through the Mental Health Triage replaces Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).

It enables people from underserviced groups to access varying levels and intensity of care depending on their needs as determined by a health professional, whether that be ‘at risk’, mild, moderate or severe/complex.

This service is provided by the Sydney North Primary Health Network (SNPHN), which covers the following local government areas:

  • Hornsby
  • Hunters Hill
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Northern Beaches
  • Ryde
  • Willoughby

An experienced clinician will review and triage all referrals and match those referred to the most appropriate service to meet their needs.


If crisis assistance is required, please call 000 or the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 or the AHS Suicide Support Line on 1800 859 585.

How to refer to this service

GPs and Primary healthcare providers, check the SNPHN website for details, or phone 1300 782 391 for more information.

Psychological Access+

One of the ‘pathway’ services offered via the Mental Health Triage is Psychological Access+, provided by Primary & Community Care Services.

It provides patients with assistance for short-term intervention, particularly those who have difficulty accessing appropriate mental health (including psychology) support due to financial or other circumstances.

More information on Psychological Access+ for Health Professionals

More information on Psychological Access+ for Consumers