Information for GPs - Accredited Mental Health Social Workers
AASW's Accredited Mental Health Social Workers are recognised providers with Medicare Australia, delivering clinical social work services in mental health settings and utilising a range of evidence-based strategies.
Find a social worker near you
Our Find a Social Worker service can help you link your patients with a social worker near them. For additional assistance, phone 1800 630 124.
Referring to Accredited Mental Health Social Workers during COVID-19
Download your GP flyer today to find out the mental health plans you can refer to Accredited Mental Health Social Workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Accredited Mental Health Social Workers - Experts in complexity
Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) are highly trained and educated mental health professionals, meeting some of the highest standards of professional regulation in Australia. AMHSWs are one of the few designated allied health professional groups eligible to provide private mental health services to people with diagnosable mental health conditions or people ‘at risk’ of developing mental health conditions under the Commonwealth Medicare initiative.
AMHSWs provide a vital service to those experiencing mental health disorders, learn more from the new report Accredited Mental Health Social Workers: Qualifications, Skills and Experience.
Mental health social work programs
Social workers in the mental health field can deliver professional services under the following programs:
Mental health social work services