Every Australian deserves access to mental healthcare
- but sadly, that’s not the reality for everyone.
Our new report, Australia's Hidden Health Crisis - The National Regional Check In, sheds light on the mental health challenges for rural and regional Australians.
Counselling involves a safe and confidential collaboration between qualified practitioners and clients to promote mental health and wellbeing, enhance self-understanding, and resolve identified concerns.
Counselling provides consumers who would not typically benefit from standard treatment options provided by their general practitioner or psychiatrist, access to cost-effective complementary psychological interventions, which are responsive to the consumer's mental health needs.
Registered counsellors are trained allied health professionals working in a variety of settings, from low needs such as early intervention services through to moderate and high needs in primary, secondary and tertiary care.
Registered counsellors work with other Allied Health Professions to deliver psychological interventions in clinical settings, and within broader service stepped care environments, to provide consumers with a choice of high-quality, evidence-based person-centred psychological interventions that are responsive to the needs of consumers and the broader health system.