You’re not alone
Experiencing depression or anxiety (or both), can be isolating. We’re committed to helping eligible Teachers 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 delivered by Teachers Healthcare Services in tandem with our specialist mental health services partner.
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. They'll also check if you're eligible* for the program.
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.
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 in our mental health.
*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.
**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. Eligible members are connected with a dedicated Teachers Healthcare Services care coordinator who supports them along the way.