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The Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA) program aims to improve the mental health of people with a mild to moderate diagnosable mental illness, who live in rural and remote areas, by providing greater access to mental health services.

At Marathon Health the MHSRRA program operates similarly to the ATAPS program, using similar procedures and guidelines. To access MHSRRA, individuals will need to see their GP for a referral and to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) completed; GPs will then forward the referral and MHTP to Marathon Health. 

A list of ATAPS/MHSRRA services and providers is available under the Resources page . Alternatively, you can contact the Mental Health Team for information on any of our services. 

General MHSRRA Eligibility Criteria:

  • Health care card holder and/or in genuine financial hardship
  • Mild-moderate mental health diagnosis
  • Completed Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) and Referral Form by a GP


  • Six sessions, then review of MHTP, with opportunity for six additional sessions
  • A further six sessions are available in exceptional circumstances (making a total of 18 potential sessions per calendar year)
  • Available: Gilgandra, Dunedoo, Coonamble, Coonabarabran, Warren, Wellington, Mudgee, Gulgong, Coolah.

Further information on MHSRRA can also be found on the Department of Health website:

For more information please contact the Marathon Health Mental Health team.

For ATAPS/MHSRRA enquiries: For GP Referrals:

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