Subsidised Telehealth Sessions extended by 6 months

Government support for telehealth services extended by six months as toll of coronavirus pandemic continues … The Federal Government will extend subsidised telehealth sessions for an extra six months, as part of a $2 billion top up to keep COVID-19 health measures going during the pandemic. Key points: The telehealth scheme was due to finish…

Tip Sheets for Support During Lockdown

The Australian Psychological Society has prepared some “Tip Sheets” for help coping with a wide variety of mental health challenges everyone is facing during Lockdown. Click on the Link to access the Tip Sheet. Managing lockdown fatigue The restrictions for those living and working in areas where the number of COVID cases are higher have…

Fears for people on mental health plans as lockdown drags on, and on …

“The psychological impact of the coronavirus pandemic is becoming so severe that people on mental health plans which are running out risk facing serious conditions with inadequate support. Psychologists estimate about half of their clients require more sessions than the 10 subsidised on Medicare mental health plans and that nearly two-thirds had their mental health…

News ~ What do you do when you can’t afford therapy? … Apps!

Top 25 Mental Health Apps: An Effective Alternative for When You Can’t Afford Therapy What do you do when you can’t afford therapy but are struggling to handle your mental illness alone? You could download an app. In recent years, there’s been a proliferation of mental health apps available to smartphone users. These reasonably-priced, or…

How do TeleHealth Consultations ‘really’ go?

We all need a little humour in our lives to help “get through” tough times. Adapting to working and living and generally ‘getting the job done’ online through interactive platforms like Zoom is presenting us with lots of challenges and a few opportunities to laugh a little. Here is YouTube Comedienne Lilly Singh’s perspective on…

The Open Forum 2020 Video is ready to see …

The Video of the Community Discussion held on Saturday 29th FEB 2020 … is ready to watch. This Project has been many months in the making from conception through the struggles of execution to the final phases of completion. This Video of the Project is a beginning that we hope to consolidate and develop in…

News ~ Anxious about the Corona Virus?

Constant media coverage about the coronavirus can keep us in a heightened state of anxiety. Try to limit related media exposure and instead seek out factual information from reliable sources such as the Australian Government’s health alert or other trusted organisations such as the World Health Organization. Keep things in perspective When we are stressed,…