PORTS will be closed Monday 28th September for the Queens Birthday public holiday. Existing patients will still be able to access all treatment courses as per usual and we will respond to new referrals and contacts from Tuesday 29th September.
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PORTS provides effective treatments for mild-moderate symptoms of anxiety, depression and substance use. We have an evidence-based and pragmatic approach that helps people to manage their mental health effectively. Our treatments are evidence-based and employ the well-tested principles of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Our treatments aim to:

  • Empower people to learn practical skills that help reduce symptoms
  • Respect the dignity and rights of the individual, while recognising people have responsibility for making change in their lives
  • Support people to stay safe

PORTS offers a range of treatment options for people with symptoms of anxiety, depression and substance use. Our treatments are evidence-based and employ the well-tested principles of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Treatment options include:

  • Brief structured telephone support: Patients can choose to receive up to 4 weekly phone calls, during which a PORTS therapist will help them to identify meaningful targets and implement solutions.
  • Treatment course: Our Wellbeing Course is available via workbook or online, and is designed to empower patients to learn practical psychological skills for overcoming symptoms. This 8 week course is provided in conjunction with weekly support and monitoring by a PORTS therapist.
  • Referrals to other services: We can will help patients access other services. These include access to face to face psychological treatment at ORS Psychology in the Perth area. ORS Psychology is a high quality, and effective service that like PORTS, is provided for free.

PORTS treatments are:

  • Provided at no cost (free) to the patient and referring health professional
  • Are provided for up to 8 weeks, with support for future re-enrolment
  • Easy to access (delivered via telephone, workbook, or online)
  • Evidence-based, typically resulting in greater than 30% reduction in symptoms
  • Administered by registered mental health professionals
  • Designed to assess progress weekly to help assist further as needed, which informs update reports provided at the end of treatment to both patient and referrer
  • Include a follow-up to review progress and provide further update
  • Well-accepted by patients, with more than 90% of people who complete a program saying they would recommend it to a friend or family member

To receive PORTS treatment, the Health Professional simply needs to complete a referral, which is followed by the patient completing an assessment. For any additional information about PORTS, please contact us here.