API – Accessible Psychological Interventions

What does this program provide?

API Counselling services are flexible, brief and goal directed services that are intended to support consumers with a mild to moderate mental illness who will benefit from individual, family and/or group provision of psychological counselling interventions from allied health professionals. There are 10 appointments allocated, however individuals can get up to 20 if approved for API Plus – (API Counsellor applies through SEMPHN for API Plus).

Who is this program for?

  • For people who live or work in the City of Stonnington or City of Port Phillip.
  • Have a health care card or can’t afford or access similar services.
  • All ages  – children 10 plus

Referral Process

Refer via SEMPHN Access & Referral (8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays)
Ph: 1800 862 363 Or Fax: 1300 354 053.

GPs can fax referrals and GP Mental Health Treatment Plan to 1300 354 053 or call 1800 862 363 for priority assistance.

Referral forms (including medical software templates) are available on the SEMPHN Access & Referral page.
Other referral forms are accepted if they contain the required information.


No cost


Counselling Team Co-Ordinator or BHN Triage for assistance with enquiries – Ph: 132 246 (132 BHN)