Service Details

How Mental Health Shared Care can help you;

Mental Health Shared Care is a therapeutic mental health service aims to assist individuals with complex mental health needs to increase their capacity to manage their physical and mental health, avoid relapse through early intervention or the onset of acute symptoms, and also support people with connecting to other services to support their mental health where identified.

A key element of the service is the communication and integration between the services involved in a person’s care including their GP.

Mental Health Shared Care is often suited to clients with complex mental ill health, those who need a high level of support or those who are in some way isolated from the community.


In one-on-one appointments with a mental health clinician, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify triggers that increase your feelings of distress and uncertainty
  • Work with your clinician to develop personalised coping strategies
  • Address any other areas of concern relating to your mental health


Many aspects of life can impact your mental health, in some cases your mental health clinician may:

  • Discuss with you other mental or physical health needs that could benefit from additional support
  • Identify or introduce you to other health and community services that can provide these supports
  • Our mental health clinicians will keep your doctor involved in your care every step of the way, supporting a team approach to improving your health and wellbeing.

How do I access this service?

Speak to your doctor about accessing this service through Country & Outback Health and they will complete a referral on your behalf.

Referrals submitted directly from other external agencies involved in your care are also accepted. Please ask the agency involved to complete a referral form below.

How much does this service cost?

This is a FREE service, made possible by funding and support from Country SA PHN (CSAPHN)


Where is this service available?

Face to face service available at:

  • Kadina,
  • Port Augusta,
  • Whyalla