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Mental Health Services in Brisbane

If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, there is a range of mental health services available to you. Some are free, while others are covered by Medicare or your private health insurance. These can include counselling, psychiatric services, and other allied health therapies. You should always ask about fees before booking an appointment. Some therapists will offer reduced rates for people who are unable to afford the full fee. Your GP may also be able to connect you with community services and low cost counselling options.

The cost of seeing a psychologist depends on your Medicare rebate and the type of service you need. Psychologists in private practice usually charge less than the APS suggested fees, which are generally $300 for a 50-minute session. You can find out more about a psychologist’s fees by contacting them or their customer care team directly. If you have Medicare Extras cover, you will receive a rebate for your psychology or counselling session. The amount you get back will depend on the level of coverage requested when your policy was commenced.

For those who don’t have private health insurance, or who want additional support to help manage their mood, there are a number of different national phone and online services that can be accessed for little to no mental health services Brisbane cost. These services can help you cope with a crisis situation, or provide you with ongoing talking therapy. Some of these services include Lifeline, Headspace, and Beyond Blue. You can also access support through a workplace employee assistance program (EAP) or through a university/school student welfare department.

Workplace-based mental health initiatives can benefit businesses by reducing absenteeism and improving productivity, according to a new report. The report, commissioned by Inspire Foundation and Ernest & Young, recommends that employers play a greater role in developing and delivering these initiatives.

Some community mental health services are provided for free, including psychiatric assessment and treatment in hospital emergency departments. Others are run by the state government and are available through a referral from a GP or other health professional. Some are also offered through after-hours call centres. There are also a number of community-based programs that aim to prevent people from entering the criminal justice system by providing early support and intervention. These are often referred to as mental health court liaison services, and they can be accessed through a GP or by calling the 24/7 Mental Health Phone Support service on 1800 644 325.