The program is fully funded by the Commonwealth Government and Primary Health Network, meaning there are no out-of-pocket costs for eligible participants. Children that meet the criteria are eligible for a maximum of 12 (50 minute) sessions in a calendar year with a trained and skilled Psychologist or Mental Health Practitioner. Where appropriate, group sessions may also be facilitated and do not count towards the individual evidence-based therapy services in a calendar year.
Referrals will primarily be received directly from General Practitioners. However, provisional referrals may also be received from Paediatricians, Child & Family Health Nurses, as well as School Counsellors. If a child is provisionally referred a maximum of 2 service contacts can occur before referral from a General Practitioner (GP) must be received for services to continue.