You’re not alone
Experiencing depression or anxiety (or both) can be isolating. We’re committed to helping eligible Nurses & Midwives Health members* get the support they need. One of the ways we do this is through our Mental Wellness program. It might be right for you if:
- you have distressing symptoms, but haven’t reached out to your GP or a mental health professional
- you’ve been diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety but aren’t coping and would like extra support.
If you're in need of urgent mental health support:
Please get help right away, by contacting one of the following services:
How it works
The program is phone-based. There are two components:
- Mental wellness – phone sessions with an empathetic mental health professional. Working with the same person each time creates a safe space for you to get the most out of your conversations. The program content is tailored to you – common themes include developing strategies to build resilience, managing anxiety and/or depression and supporting emotional wellbeing.
- Nutrition – phone consults with a Teachers Healthcare Services Accredited Practising Dietitian. This element of the program recognises the importance of nutrition and gut health in our mental health.
Accessing the program
The first step is a quick phone call with one of our experienced health professionals. They’ll ask you a few questions to understand where you’re at, and if the program is likely to be beneficial (and safe) for you.
If so, we’ll connect you with a mental health professional for a comprehensive assessment. This will tell us how many sessions may work best for you. If you want to go ahead with the plan, we’ll get started.
*This program is brought to members through Teachers Healthcare Services, an initiative of Teachers Health to support members’ health and wellbeing through quality, evidence-based health management programs and services. To be eligible for this program you must be a member of Nurses & Midwives Health and have Hospital cover with all relevant waiting periods served. Additional eligibility criteria may apply. Eligible members are connected with a dedicated Teachers Healthcare Services care coordinator who supports them on their personal journey.