Your mental health is important
Being mentally healthy is one of the keys to your overall wellbeing. It not only allows you to get through the day easily but also enables you to maintain healthy relationships with others.
Our mental health services for older people provide support to help you manage the psychological issues with ageing such as chronic health conditions, grief, depression, adjustment to disability, pain management, anxiety and more. These services can be accessed from the comfort of your home, no matter where you live, through our online Telehealth program.
Staying well includes caring for your mental health and accessing support before things become too difficult.
- Manage emotional wellbeing in conjunction with your physical health.
- Tailored, confidential support.
- Learn strategies for managing your mental health.
About the psychology service
Our services can support you through long term mental illness or specific events, and include:
- Social work support including Power of Attorney
- Behavioural management plans
- Adjustment to disability or change of care needs
- Pain management
- Social activities and programs
- Grief counselling
- Palliative care services
- Carer support.
- You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
- Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
How can I access this service?
You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.
How can I pay?
There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
Please note this service is not available as part of Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) funding.
Psychology can be accessed through Home Care Package or Commonwealth Home Support Program.More information
You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are experiencing emotional and mental health issues, this service is for you. It provides the support you need to manage life changes and assist you to cope with chronic conditions, grief, depression and anxiety.
Can the Psychology service be catered to specific culturally & linguistically diverse/LGBTIQA+ community needs?
Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. Our Psychologists will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making their recommendations. They will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You may also have your preferred support person included during the consultations or access interpreting services if required.
This service is delivered by our Registered Psychologists who provide assessment and therapy to help you improve your overall wellbeing.
Our Psychologists do not prescribe medications. We will work with you to overcome challenges with practical advice and strategies and by using cognitive behavioural therapy or other treatment modalities. Our Psychologists may help you to access other services such as a GP or specialist if you require other forms of treatment.
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