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On 17 January 2020 Medicare announced a Bushfire Recovery Access Initiative recognising the widespread trauma caused by this unprecedented crisis. If your mental health has been adversely affected by the bushfires, you may be eligible for access to mental health support.

The low down:

  • 10 Medicare rebated sessions per year (current rebate is up to $126 per session.)
  • You can refer yourself / no mental health care plan required
  • For people living anywhere in Australia (not just in bushfire affected areas)
  • Covers in-person and online consultations

You can read the full details of this great support initiative here or call Services Australia on 180 22 66 for further information on how to locate and access services suitable for you.

To book an appointment with The Mind Room, call us on 03 9495 6261 or book online.

If you are in need of immediate assistance please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

Written by The Mind Room

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