Toolbox ~ Support for The Open Forum

Self Care Support during and after attendance at The Open Forum Mindfulness is an excellent, immediate and accessible way to reorient jaggered attention using breathing and to refocus attention on the body and the present moment. Here is a short 5 min Guided Mindfulness Meditation you can use via your mobile phone during or after…

News ~ New Medicare Items for Psych Services

New Medicare items available to all Australians People affected by bushfires can access mental health treatment without a referral or mental health treatment plan from 17 January 2020. Consultations may be in person or via Telehealth or Video Conferencing. Also, in order to access these services, it is not necessary that you were actually in…

The Open Forum: “Women & Violence” ~ 28-29 February 2020

Invitation to Build Community & Rebuild Culture … You are invited to participate in a ‘Community Building Experiment’ that has the potential to change not only the present but the future. We will be exploring cutting edge psychological methods to see if it is possible to rebuild the nature of the culture we all live…

News ~ GP Consultations go Online

This means it is even easier to access a Better Access to Mental Health referral for Calendar Year 2020. Read on for more information about getting your GP Referral via an online, instead of in-person, consultation. After hours appointments are no problem.

News ~ TeleHealth Sessions are Available

We are pleased to announce are able to offer TeleHealth Sessions for Psychological Support Services. Bushfire Response Medicare Rebated Sessions are available for individuals … who self refer who are located anywhere in Australia Better Access Medicare Rebated Sessions are available for individuals … who have a referral or Mental Health Care Plan from their…

News ~ Medicare Rebate for Psych Services increased from 1 July 2019

Medicare Rebate Indexation Freeze thaws from 1 July 2019 1st of July Medicare rebate increases … The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners (GP) service items on the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS). These services include health assessments, chronic disease management plans, and mental health services provided by…

News ~ Ever wondered “Why does she stay with him?”

Time to look behind the curtain of secret violence … “Why do we so often ask “Why did she stay with him?” when we hear about domestic violence? Why don’t we ask “why does he keep doing it?” This is one of the prevailing wisdoms challenged in Jess Hills new book “See What You Made…