Access to allied psychological services programme evaluations

Project Status

Project Coordinator
Lesley Hare

Chief Investigators
David Perkins


The Access to Alied Psychological Services programme is a national initiative to improve access to focussed psychological strategies for consumers with symptoms of anxiety and depression.


To evaluate the services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven to assess to what extent service objectives were achieved.

Design and Method

Qualitative and quantitative methods were used including interviews, patient surveys and audit of service data.

Key Publications

Vagholkar, S, Hare L, Hasan I, Zwar N, and Perkins D. (2006) Better access to psychology services in primary mental health care: an evaluation. Australian Health Review, 2006, 30, 2, 196-202, ISSN 0156-5788.