Subsidised Telehealth Sessions extended by 6 months

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

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

“The psychological impact of the 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 impacted…

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 ~ PM releases $2.4 Billion to protect Australians

Telephone and Video Consultations with Medicare Rebates The Australian Government has unveiled a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the …. The package provides unprecedented support across primary care, aged care, hospitals, research and the national medical…

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 ~ TeleHealth Sessions are Available

*Medicare Rebates are available for all TeleHealth Sessions until 31 March 2021 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…

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…