AMAZING AGEING PSYCHOLOGY CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 2020

We are living in unprecedented times with the Coronavirus. The way we live is changing and our everyday lives are very different, requiring rapid adaptation. During this time of change, Amazing Ageing Psychology wants to help you to maintain wellness and good mental health.

Psychologists are essential services
The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has confirmed that Psychologists are considered essential services. He has stated that all allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do so.

On 11th March 2020, the Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison announced a $2.4 Billion health plan to fight COVID-19 to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus.

On the 30th March 2020 the Federal Government announced a further $1.1 billion package to boost Medicare, mental health and domestic violence services during the coronavirus outbreak.

From Monday 30 March to 30 September all Australians eligible to receive services under Medicare will be able to access bulk-billed psychological services delivered via telehealth (i.e. videoconference or phone) if clinically appropriate.

Telehealth options include sessions via telephone or through our newly available secure Telehealth platform, Corviu.

If your Psychologist needs to go into isolation for possible COVID-19 they will also be able to continue to provide mental health services to their clients during the period of their isolation.

At Amazing Ageing Psychology, we take your health seriously. We are pleased to offer bulk-billed Psychological services via telehealth in line with the government guidelines.

Please click on the links to these resources from the Australian Psychological Society:-

  1. Coronavirus anxiety & staying mentally healthy.
  2. Maintaining your mental health during social isolation.
  3. Tips for coping with Coronavirus anxiety.

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From the Federal Government National Mental Health Commission

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