Individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions can thrive with holistic psychosocial support
At onPsych Australia, we work towards meeting their needs through trained mental health professionals.
Mental health support at your fingertips
For individuals with special needs and those who suffer from mental health conditions, psychosocial caregiving and support can dramatically change the quality of their lives. If you’re wondering how to start this process or be there for someone with these needs, start by being a close observer - do you believe that they may be suffering from a mental illness?
In the caregiving process, make sure you look after yourself, too. Supporting someone who experiences anxiety and/or depression isn't easy – it’s often physically and emotionally draining and can affect your health and wellbeing.
onPsych provides a range of counselling and mental health services for individuals with disabilities across Australia.
Getting them the support they need/helping them see a mental health professional
Supporting someone to see a health professional about anxiety, depression or chronic illness can be difficult. But it's important to keep up the momentum and help them to seek professional support.
Is the person you’re supporting eligible for NDIS?
To be covered by the NDIS, you need to meet the following criteria:
- Be between the ages of 7 and 65
- Live in Australia and be an Australian citizen or have a Permanent or Special Category Visa
- Rely on support from any person because of permanent and significant disability
- Use special equipment because of permanent and significant disability
- Require certain types of support now to meet future needs
The person I want to support is covered by the NDIS. What do I do next?
First, take the individual in question to a general practitioner and encourage him/her to discuss their difficulties candidly. Book a double appointment to give them the time to do so without feeling rushed.
Depending on what he/she is feeling, the GP may either come up with their own treatment plan or refer him/her to a mental health professional in the area. You can also ask your GP for a referral to onPsych.
In the event that you’re experiencing any difficulty finding a GP, call us on 1300 651 350.
What do I do after obtaining a GP Referral?
Your GP will forward your plan to us and can do so via fax on 1300 651 580 or send it to our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thereafter, leave everything in our hands. We help you get the mental health care, support and treatment you need through qualified psychologists and those who are registered under Medicare and the NDIS to provide these services.
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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 email@example.com.
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