VIDEO APPOINTMENTS DURING COVID-19

In light of the continuing health crisis, I have now moved to mostly online video appointments.  I am doing these via Facetime, Skype, Zoom, Messenger – whichever platform works best! All you need is a device, internet connection and a quiet place to talk.  

For those on Mental Health Care Plans through Medicare these sessions will be bulk billed, as a result, there will be no gap or cost per session.  For those self-referred and paying privately, there will be a reduced cost.

This is to keep us all safe, at a minimal social distance and in our homes as much as possible as per the Health Department directives.

I will still consider face-to-face appointments as needed, and will continue to closely monitor this ever-evolving situation to minimize risk.  

EXTRA SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

It’s very normal to feel worried and anxious right now.  The lack of predictability and lack of control are two key factors associated with stress and anxiety. There is much that we do not know about the COVID-19 virus, so it is an understandable and normal response to feel concern, anxiety, and worry about its impacts and spread. 

Please contact me if you would like to talk about how you can best support your mental health during this time.  

For urgent support, contact Lifeline (131114), Beyondblue (1300 22 4636), Crisis Care (9223 1111) or visit a hospital emergency department if you or someone you know is at imminent risk of self-harm.  

For tips on staying mentally well, I have provided links to a few resources below.  I also regularly share tips and videos on my social media channels and you can follow me @insideout_perth on Instagram and @insideoutperth on Facebook. 

Remember to be extra kind to yourself and others and don’t hesitate to reach out for support if you would like to talk to someone.

Beyond Blue – How to seek support during this time
R U OK? – Staying connected is more important than ever
Head to Head (Health Dept) Psychological tips for coping with infectious diseases
Australian Psychological Society Coronavirus information for Australians