Mental health problems can arise in response to a range of situations and circumstances throughout a person’s life. Sometimes people may experience acute or short-term problems from unexpected life stressors relating to health, work, study, family and relationships. They may notice changes in their behaviour, concentration, sleep and appetite and emotional and physical wellbeing in general. Others may experience chronic or long-term symptoms and conditions that affect their ability to function effectively in their day-to-day living and their general satisfaction with life. Sharing your struggles and seeking help is an important step toward improving your overall health and wellbeing.
Psychologists undergo extensive training to become registered in their field of work. They are required to complete a minimum of 6 years combined university education and training before they can be registered to work as a general or health psychologist. Most of our psychologists undergo further training completing a 2-3 year post-graduate qualification followed by a 2-year registrar program to be endorsed in the field of clinical psychology. Our psychologists are trained in diagnosis, psychometric assessment and treatment of a range of mental health disorders, including Learning and Developmental, Mood, Anxiety, Psychosis, Addiction and Personality Disorders.
PsychMed Adelaide offers a confidential service within a caring and safe environment. Our psychologists use a range of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Mindfulness-based Therapies.
PsychMed services are offered as individual and group consultations depending on the referral. Our range of services includes, but is not limited to:
- Adult General Mental Health
- Adult Specialised Mental Health Programs
- Gambling and Addiction Programs
- Child Psychology and Youth Mental Health
- Adult and Child Disability
- Forensic and Legal Assessments and Reports
Employee Assistance Program and Workplace Services
Most people are eligible for subsidised clinical psychology services through the Medicare Better Access Scheme. Mental Health Care Plans can be obtained from your general practitioner, psychiatrist and/or paediatrician who will assess whether you meet the eligibility criteria. These plans provide up to ten 50 minute sessions per calendar year. Gaps associated with these services can be found in PsychMed Fees and Rebates or via our friendly Admin Team.
All of our clinics offer concessional rates and fee free for suicide prevention, trauma, gambling, drug and alcohol treatment and disaster.
Group and Other Funded Services
PsychMed also offers individual and group sessions subsidised through mental health care plans. These include:
- SA State Intensive Gambling Help Service (SAIGHS) – (Individual Sessions)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Trauma – (Individual and Group)
- ASSIST (Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test) (Individual)
- Alcohol and Other Drug Structured CBT Relapse Prevention Group (RPG) (Group)
- Fee-Free MATRIX Methamphetamine Treatment Program (Individual, Group and Family)
- MATRIX sessions do not affect your mental health care plan allocation for the year.
If you are are wondering if you may need or benefit from any of PsychMed’s services, you may wish to complete the following short questionnaire (K10), which will determine your level of psychological distress and point you in the right direction.
The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) has 10 questions relating to symptoms of anxiety and depression experienced in the last 4 weeks. Click on the link below to complete your self-assessment.
If English is not your first language the World Health Organisation (WHO) has adapted the K10 or K6 in a number of languages available on our help in other languages page.
If you are thinking seeking help, please take your self-assessment results to your GP for further discussion or contact PsychMed for more information.