Psychology

We all feel overwhelmed at times, but sometimes we need extra support to move forward and tackle the bigger issues on your mind. Our team of psychologists provide support for issues of stress or adjustment associated with:

  • the impact of ageing
  • chronic health conditions
  • acute health conditions or events
  • limited or changing mobility, and
  • providing care to another person.

Short to medium term psychology services are available to assist with understanding and managing situations, behaviours and relationships with a person's current life circumstances, or those associated with providing care to another person. This may include:

  • management of stress, anxiety and depression associated with a change in health status
  • support with adjusting to changes in health, mobility or life circumstances
  • complex grief, bereavement and trauma issues
  • support to engage in medical treatment or therapeutic recommendations
  • management of pain and sleep difficulties, and
  • the development of strategies to improve quality of life.

Mater at Home psychologists do not provide:

  • treatment for complex mental health concerns requiring assessment or long term care with a mental health team
  • interventions for those at high risk of suicide or serious self-harm, or
  • management of substance use/abuse.

If you are seeking assistance for any of these concerns, please speak to your local GP who can refer you to dedicated specialist support. Lifeline Australia is also available 24/7. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14. In the event of an emergency, please call 000.

Mental Health Care Plan

Mater at Home can provide bulk-billed, psychological treatment at home by our clinical psychologist. These appointments are designed for people with a diagnosed mental health disorder who are unable to attend a clinic due to their medical or psychological condition. Referrals from your GP or treating psychiatrist re essential so that you can access the Medicare Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.

For more information

Looking for more information? Our team are here to answer your questions and advise on the best care options for you and your family. No referral is necessary, so please contact our team and we'll tailor a treatment plan for you.

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