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Shared Care with GPs

Clinical therapy service for people with chronic, severe and complex mental health conditions.

We can help

Our Mental Health Shared care program provides clinical therapy to people aged 18 to 65 who present with a Tier 3 diagnosis such as psychotic disorders, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, severe depression, severe anxiety and severe eating disorders and who are suitable to be managed in a primary setting.

A specialist Mental Health Clinician will consult closely with you to ensure that you receive focussed psychological clinical therapy tailored to meet your individual mental health needs.

Your clinician will ensure an integrated care approach by working together with you, your GP, and any other support services or support persons involved in your care.

What do we offer?

  • Regular appointments with a highly trained Clinician

    You will see the same clinician throughout your treatment, each fortnight.

  • Coordinated care

    Clinicians work alongside your GP to ensure that both your mental and physical needs are met.

  • Safe & friendly environment

    Our centres are warm and inviting. Our friendly Clinicians will provide you safe, confidential and judgement-free treatment.

  • No cost

    Mental health services at our Sonder centres are free.

Accessing this service

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for Shared Care with GPs, you must:

  • Be aged 16 – 65;
  • Be diagnosed with a tier 3, chronic or complex mental health condition;
  • Live in the council areas of Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield, Salisbury or Tea Tree Gully and;
  • Have a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan.

Who are the Shared Care with GPs clinicians?

The Mental Health Clinicians working in the Shared Care program have varied professional backgrounds, all with a special interest, additional training, and experience in this area.

How do I access the service?

To get started with the Shared Care program, you’ll need to visit your GP and request a Mental Health Treatment Plan.

To find out how to get a Mental Health Treatment Plan, check out our webpage:

Getting a Mental Health Treatment Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Information for GPs

To refer a patient to this service, please download the Mental Health Treatment Plan, complete and fax to the Central Referral Unit on 1300 580 249.

Due to program restrictions, Sonder clinicians are not able to provide medicolegal reports or assessments.

Mental Health Treatment Plan

Our recovery-focused approach

We support people living with mental health concerns to improve their wellbeing, live independently and pursue a life with meaning, hope and purpose.

We do this through:

  • Respecting your values, treatment and support preferences.
  • Focusing on and amplifying your strengths.
  • Supporting you to develop and reach personal goals and ambitions.
  • Helping you to develop self-management skills.
Young girl receiving delivering counselling

Our comprehensive mental health service

Sonder provides a wide variety of mental health services for people with all types of support needs.

Following an assessment, our team work in partnership to connect you with the right service.

Clients can access care aligned to their individual needs and can easily move between programs to suit their changing support needs.

Sonder is focused on integration with the broader health care system. Where necessary, we support clients to refer to services outside of Sonder to ensure their needs are fully met.

Learn more about Sonder

Sonder Receptionist welcoming Client

For Mental Health Emergencies Call 000

If you, or someone you are with, are hurt or need immediate support, please call 000.

Mental Health Emergencies

This service is supported by funding from the Adelaide Primary Health Network through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.