Our highly experienced team of Psychologists can help you with:
- Depression and moods disorders
- Panic and anxiety disorders
- Life crises
- Weight management
- Sport and exercise
- Pain management
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
- Motivation and performance
- Stress management
- Alcohol and other drugs issues
- Smoking cessation
- Health management
- Sleep problems
- Grief and loss issues
- Vocational counselling
We can provide assessments in:
- Intellectual functioning
- Learning and literacy
Victims of Crime counselling
If you require counselling as a result of a criminal offence, you may be entitled to compensation, including payment for all counselling costs, from the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal. To find out if you are eligible you may seek legal advice. Many lawyers specialise in assisting Victims of Crime and should assist you free of charge (any costs associated with filing a claim will be paid for by the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal). One legal firm that represents people in VOCAT matters is Schembri & Co Lawyers. To contact them, visit their website at www.schembrilawyers.com.au or call (03) 9331 3144.
Victims Assistance and Counselling Program (VACP)
People who have (or someone close to you) been the victim of a violent crime in Victoria for the last 2 years (and it is reported to the police and/or family violence intervention order/safety notice) may be eligible for counselling to help you and your family cope with the effects of being a victim of violent crime. Please contact the VACP provider in your area (live, work or study) to be assessed for your eligibility. You may also be eligible for counselling under VOCAT (please see information on VOCAT counselling).
For more information on VACP please contact:
Northern VACP – municipalities of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra
Phone: (03) 9480 6166
More information: http://mchs.org.au/services/services-for-children/victims-assistance-counselling-program/
Western VACP – municipalities of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham
Phone: 03 8398 4100
More information: http://www.wrhc.com.au/services/healthy-families/vacp/
Private health insurance
People with private health cover may be entitled to rebates on sessions with a psychologist. This will depend on your health fund provider and the type of cover you have. Please contact your health fund to find out your eligibility under your cover.
Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)
ATAPS is a short-term psychological counselling service assisting people (children and adults) on low incomes to address a range of psychological difficulties. Individuals may be eligible for up to 12 individual (18 in exceptional circumstances) and 12 group sessions per calendar year. A doctor or paediatrician referral is required for this referral.
Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
People who have sustained an injury following a transport accident may be eligible for sessions under TAC. Your doctor will need to assess your eligibility and provide a written referral for the psychologist. All our psychologists are registered with TAC.
People with a work-related injury or illness may be eligible for sessions under Workcover. Your doctor will need to assess your eligibility and provide a written referral for the psychologist. All our psychologists are registered with Worksafe.
Employee Assistance Program
Employees of eligible organisations (EAP provider is Health Minds) are able to access confidential psychological counselling sessions on a face-to-face, telephone, Internet or video conferencing basis. For further information please see EAP link on this website, call (03) 9330 0759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return to Work Programs
Healthy Minds also provides specialist assessments, interventions and return to work group programs to assist candidates to return to work. We currently provide services to Job Network companies and Vocational Rehabilitation organisations to assist candidates to overcome their barriers to employment. For further information please call (03) 9330 0759 or email email@example.com.