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PORTS
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Referral Treatment Service

Tel. 1800 176 787
Fax. 02 9475 0249

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Treatment

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.