What is the Culturally Diverse Psychological Service?

The Culturally Diverse Psychological Service (CDPS) provides short-term culturally appropriate and evidence based psychological counselling.

The service is free and confidential and is available throughout the Perth metro area.

Who’s eligible?

To be eligible for the CDPS you need to be all of the following:

  • aged 12 years or older,
  • from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background,
  • experiencing mild to moderate psychological distress,
  • have a referral from a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician,
  • Not currently holding refugee or asylum seeker status.

What if I’m not eligible?

If you require support but aren’t eligible for CDPS, our team can connect you with other programs or services that may be able to help.

What services are available?

Clients can receive up to 10 free, confidential and culturally appropriate psychological counselling sessions. Interpreters are available to assist during the sessions if required.

We have CDPS locations throughout the Perth metro area including:

  • Leederville
  • Mirrabooka (and surrounds)
  • Langford

If you live in the Perth metro area and are looking for a CDPS location closer to home, please contact us.

Accessing the Culturally Diverse Psychological Service

A GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician referral is needed to receive CDPS counselling. Please see your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician to arrange a referral. If you need help to arrange a GP referral, complete the general referral form below and email it to:

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For GPs, Psychiatrists and Paediatricians

Clients need a referral (preferably with a mental health treatment plan) to access the service.

To complete a referral form please download the GP referral form and email the completed form to:

The Culturally Diverse Psychological Service is supported by WA Primary Health Alliance under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program.