One in three Australians will experience stress or anxiety throughout their lifetime. If you only take one thing away from reading this, then know that you are not alone. If you’re ready to take some steps forward and are looking for someone to guide you through, the doctors who consult at HealthMint are here to lend a helping hand and a non-judgmental ear.
Many people find that just the process of starting to get help, already improves their situation significantly. We all have times in our lives where we face difficulty and sometimes we can just be down for no reason.
What actually is anxiety and depression?
Anxiety is defined as ‘a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.’ But it’s not just feeling stressed or worried – it’s when these feelings don’t go away. It’s when they happen at a time that you wouldn’t expect to feel anxious – without reason or cause.
Depression is a mood disorder affecting how you think and behave. With depression, you can lose interest in things and feel persistently sad and low for a long period of time and often without any reason.
How can the doctors who consult at HealthMint support me if I am experiencing a mental health concern?
The doctors who consult at HealthMint offer Mental Health Care Plans which involve listening through where you are at and what your personal goals are, assessing your state of mind and providing you with a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist where you will be eligible for a Medicare rebate for six sessions. Upon further review, your GP may recommend a further four Medicare rebatable sessions up to a maximum of ten sessions in a calendar year.
What kind of appointment will I need?
If you would like to see a psychologist, you may first want to see a GP for a Mental Health Care Plan and referral to someone who may best suit you.
If you wish to have a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) created for you, please let our receptionists know and book an extended appointment with one of the GPs consulting at a HealthMint clinic. These can also be booked online.