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COVID-19: People with lived experience

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Medicare rebates for telehealth

Via video conference or telephone 

The new temporary MBS telehealth items will allow people to access essential Medicare funded health services in their homes and reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19 within the community. Telehealth services will be bulk-billed.

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Support for carers

From Arafmi

Queensland's Arafmi, which provides support services to mental health carers, has adapted its services to help ensure social distancing doesn't translate to social isolation, particularly for vulnerable clients and carers.

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Perinatal support

Peach Tree moves services online

Peach Tree provides a safe space for parents and families, building a village of support by promoting a positive culture around emotional wellbeing and parenthood. Access peers and professionals online or call 1800 732 249.

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Digital mental health tools

Top tools for mental health & wellbeing

Leading researchers at the Black Dog Institute share a list of the latest evidence-based tools that can help you cope during these uncertain times.

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Find an eGrow support group

Don't feel isolated, stressed or anxious

Grow Australia has opened additional online eGrow support groups as well as 'Growing Resilience', a two week program to provide immediate assistance to those struggling with mental health in this crisis.

Join here 

Thriving during uncertainty

Tips and strategies video

Clinical psychologist Dr Kylie Henderson provides tips and strategies for dealing with uncertainty, managing stress and anxiety, taking care of ourselves and helpful thinking.

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Friends, family & carers forum

Sane Australia online peer support

Sane's online forum for carers is a safe space for sharing and listening, support, tips and strategies. It's supported by carers across Australia and professional counsellors who are always there for you, 24/7.

Join up 

Lived experience forum

Sane Australia online peer support

The Sane Forum is an online lived experience support forum for people effected by complex mental health issues such as PTS, bipolar, OCD, eating disorders and schizo-phrenia, moderated by mental health professionals 24/7.

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Online lived experience forum

People with depression / anxiety

Beyond Blue's support forum is for people with lived experience of depression and/or anxiety, enabling members to give and receive support, share their stories and experiences in times of distress or wellness.

Join Beyond Blue's forum

Supporting yourself - Carers

You're a better carer when you look after yourself too

Caring for someone can be rewarding, but it can also be emotionally and physically challenging. If you are a long-term carer of an elderly person or someone with a disability, mental or other illness, there are resources to help.

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Carer Gateway

Practical advice and support for carers

The Carer Gateway aims to make your life easier by connecting you to a network of carer service providers. They will identify your needs and help you find local services and support to help you, including respite and financial assistance.

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