onPsych for Schools

Give your children the help they need - with onPsych for schools, you can now help protect and nurture the future to ensure they shine at their brightest.

A school's role in mental health care


It's estimated that 1 in 7 school-age children have a mental health problem, like anxiety, depression and behaviour problems, but only 1 in 4 gets the help they need.

Most cases of children having mental health problems are first identified in their schools. A location where many children experience their first of firsts, childhood can often bring about some traumatic circumstance - even if they happen outside schools. In that sense, school's often always become a child's first line of defense and ensuring they get the help they need early and well ahead of time is critical to making sure they retain confidence, succeed, and combat their challenges.

Caused by many factors, a child's mental health can be easily affected. It's estimated that around one in seven Australian kids experience mental health issues and about half of all serious mental health issues in adulthood begin before the age of 14. One of the best approaches schools - and the teachers, principals, and administrators within them - can use is to recognise those students who need help and refer them to the right professionals - after involving and working with the child's parents and GP.

The onPsych Process (working with parents)

Parents complete the onPsych referral form

They book an appointment with their GP

They discuss any concerns regarding the child's condition

Call us on 1300651350 if they have trouble finding the right GP or one with more expertise

Obtain a referral to onPsych under the Better Access Initiative (2715/2700)

The GP forwards the plan via  Fax (1300651580) or Email (contact@onpsych.com.au)

Parents complete the onPsych referral form

Complete the onPsych client information referral form

They book an appointment with their GP

They discuss any concerns regarding the child's condition

Discuss any concerns regarding your condition

The GP forwards the plan via  Fax (1300 651 580) or Email (contact@onpsych.com.au)

Obtain a referral to onPsych under the Better Access Initiative (2715/2700)

Call us on 1300 651 350 if they have trouble finding the right GP or one with more expertise

Our psychologists and their accreditations


All psychologists working in onPsych are fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and also satisfy the requirements of Medicare to become a provider under the Better Access and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Program.

They are qualified to provide psychological services to organisations targeting specific behavioural and emotional problems. It is a requirement of registration that psychologists have comprehensive insurance, which satisfies PBA guidelines. OnPsych psychologists have current police checks, which are provided to organisations and "working with children" permits appropriate to each state - when they are required to work with a school.

How onPsych for schools work?


With most cases of mental health problems in children being identified during their time in school, having an established partnership with a not-for-profit like onPsych, with access to a vast community of qualified mental health professionals and psychologists can be incredibly useful. We have a long history and comprise a team that has extensive knowledge working within the educational space that will complement the processes of almost all institutions of education.

With onPsych, schools and parents can rest assured knowing that their children and student's have a direct and clear path to the highest quality of mental health care.

Who else do we work with?

General Practitioners

GPs are integral to the process of patients getting the help they desperately need. Under Medicare and NDIS provisions, we make sure that all individuals referred by a GP make the most of their 10 free individual/group consultations a year.

Employers

Businesses are now prioritising the mental health of their employees and rightfully so. With the pressures of modern work environments, ensuring your employees have access and a path to professional support is incredibly important.

Support Organisations

Support organisations and hotlines play a vital role in ensuring that at risk individuals have the help they need when they're feeling most vulnerable. We work with support organisations to ensure that their communities have access to the best care.


Get in touch

If you would like any further clarifications about onPsych or how we can help, please call us at 1300 659 350.
Alternatively – fax 1300 651 580 or email contact@onpsych.com.au.

Fill out the form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

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