Resources

Resources

online psychology services

Medicare Better Access

Medicare rebates are available for up to ten (10) online psychological therapy sessions per calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 31) for clients with a Mental Health Treatment Plan from their GP. Certain eligibility criteria must be met in order to be eligible to claim a Medicare rebate. Click on the Better Access Fact Sheet below for more information.

Children & Adolescents

Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline is a resource and service for children, adolescents and parents, providing support for children and youth (aged 5-25 years).
www.kidshelpline.com.au

ReachOut
Information and support for youth (up to 25 years), including practical tools for building coping skills and wellbeing. Information for parents to help make it easier to understand and support their teenagers.
www.au.reachout.com

Adults

Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and wellbeing, via research, education and clinical intervention. Provides information and resources for people seeking to better understand depression, bipolar and other mental health concerns.
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Beyond Blue
Provides information and support in relation to anxiety and depression.
www.beyondblue.org.au

Hello Sunday Morning
Provides information and support to people wishing to change their relationship with alcohol, via an online support community and/or behaviour change program.
www.hellosundaymorning.org

Veterans

High Res
Online training and tools for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members and their families, designed to increase resilience and manage stressful life events.
www.highres.dva.gov.au

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS)
Free and confidential counselling service for members of the veteran and ex-service community, and their families.
Phone crisis support 24 hours.
Ph: 1800 011 046
www.openarms.gov.au

Crisis

Lifeline
Phone and online crisis support service.
Phone crisis support 24 hours. Online 7pm-4am.
Ph: 13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service
Phone and online support for people at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. Phone and online support 24 hours.
Ph: 1300 659 467
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Downloadable Meditations & Podcasts

Jack Kornfield
Dr Jack Kornfield is a Clinical Psychologist (U.S.) and has trained as a Buddhist Monk. This website provides mindfulness-based information and provides many free downloadable meditations and podcasts.
https://jackkornfield.com/

Tara Brach
Dr Tara Brach is also a Clinical Online Psychologist (U.S.) with extensive experience in Western Buddhism. Her website provides free/donation downloadable meditations and podcasts.
https://www.tarabrach.com/ 

Brene Brown
Dr Brene Brown is a Social Work Professor at the University of Houston and is internationally renowned for her work on shame and vulnerability.
https://brenebrown.com/