Indigenous Psychological Services (IPS) is a private company founded in 1998 by Dr Tracy Westerman of the Njamal people of the North West of Western Australia. She developed IPS to address the paucity of specialist mental health services for Aboriginal people.
IPS’ services commenced from its origins in WA and now has a significant service delivery presence across NSW, SA, QLD, VIC and the NT.
IPS has operated successfully and independently without government funding, subsidies or assistance. IPS also self-funds research to ensure the cultural validity of programs, assessments and tests.