Help is at hand
2020 has been tough. Months of supporting students and the wider school communities in ever-changing circumstances. Endless chatter about hotspots, masks and restrictions. Our collective uncertainty around health, family, finances and more.
If you’re struggling with this stuff, you’re not alone. And if you need help please reach out.
Using your health cover
These programs have helped increasing numbers of Teachers Health members get much-needed support during COVID-19.
If you have Extras cover, you may be able to claim for telepsychology – psychology consults via phone or Skype.
We know that our members have been getting value from this benefit. From April – July 2020, 1 in 4 telehealth claims were for telepsychology (on average).
Mental Wellness Program
This phone-based program is available to eligible members* with Hospital cover via Teachers Healthcare Services. More than half the Mental Wellness Program referrals in the last financial year were between March-June 2020.
The Mental Wellness Program has two components:
- Mental wellness: phone services with a mental health professional, tailored to you. Common themes include 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 for mental health.
*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 Teachers 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.