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Counselling Services for Mental Health Within Reach: PeopleSense by Altius’ Medicare and Privately Funded Programs

Are you thinking about reaching out for counselling?  

You are not alone. Many Australians are at a point or will reach a point where they need support for their mental health.

In fact, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that 3.4 million Australians aged between 16 and 85 saw a health professional for their mental health between 2020 and 2021. Almost half of all Australian adults will face psychological ill-health at some point in their lives (Department of Health and Aged Care, 2024).

That is why PeopleSense by Altius offers individualised Medicare or Privately Funded Psychological Counselling services in a timely manner.

Access and Wait Times

In a survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), results have shown that clients wait up to three months to see a psychologist, with some waiting longer than six months.

"Long wait times for mental health services can exacerbate distress and worsen outcomes," explains Mr Darrin Brandis, Registered Psychologist and General Manager of PeopleSense by Altius. "That's why it's crucial for providers to ensure timely access to care."

At PeopleSense by Altius, we understand the importance of timely access to care. That is why we offer appointments that can be available within the week.

Whether you are in a capital city or a regional area, you can find a qualified Psychologist from our team who can meet your needs. We also provide telehealth options via phone or video call.

Cost and Affordability

Counselling services also need to be affordable. The GP referrals that PeopleSense by Altius ensures that clients receive Medicare rebates, which reduce out-of-pocket costs. Private health funds can also be used.

Mr Brandis emphasises, "Access to affordable care should be a fundamental right for all individuals."

What Do PeopleSense by Altius Psychologists Do?

Psychologists assist people with a range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, trauma, pain and chronic pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), sleep and eating difficulties, adjustment difficulties, parenting challenges, workplace issues, and many more.

During the initial appointment, a Psychologist will explore background information and client goals. Psychologists then provide tailored interventions informed by evidence-based research. They create a space where clients feel comfortable and safe talking about their experiences.

Taking the first step towards seeking help for your mental health can be daunting, but it is a crucial step towards improving your overall wellbeing. With PeopleSense by Altius, you can rest assured that you will receive timely, affordable, accessible, and individualised care from experienced Psychologists. Don’t let long wait times or high costs prevent you from getting the support you need.

Contact PeopleSense by Altius now on 📱 1300 307 912 to start your path to improved mental and general wellbeing.

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