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Face to Face support


Your General Practitioner: If you or your child experiences persistent health issues that interfere with your lives, please talk to your General Practitioner, who is your gateway to mental health and other health services. Under a Mental Health Treatment Plan, you can now receive 20 Medicare subsidized therapy sessions from an eligible mental health professional. www.healthdirect.gov.au/australian-health-services

 

School Chaplains: The National School Chaplaincy Program supports the well-being of students and school communities by providing pastoral care services that assist in crises and build student resilience. Talk to your chaplain or school leaders for furthermore information. www.education.gov.au/national-school-chaplaincy-program

 

Psychologists and other clinical mental health support: The Australian Psychological Society provides a simple search tool to connect with a psychologist in your area. Medicare-eligible Australians can also access telehealth consultations during the COVID-19 outbreak. www.psychology.org.au/Find-a-Psychologist

 

Headspace: provides free or low-cost services to young people aged between 12 to 25 years old, their families and friends. headspace provides holistic care in four keys areas – mental health, related physical health, alcohol and other drug use, and social vocational support. A map of where to access your closest site is available on the headspace website. www.headspace.org.au

 

Primary Health Network: supports individuals and communities by ensuring patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time. www.health.gov.au/phn

 

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME): is a mentoring program to keep young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engaged in education and growing their aspiration. www.aimementoring.com

 

Positive Partnerships Program: This program builds partnerships between school and parents and carers to improve educational outcomes for students with autism. It provides, relevant and evidence informed information through workshops and online resources. www.positivepartnerships.com.au