Many people with disability experience social, emotional and mental health issues. Our psychologists help individuals and families work through any difficulties they may be facing.
What are social, emotional and mental health issues?
Social, emotional and mental health issues can present in many different ways. Some examples include:
- Addiction or substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Difficulty controlling emotions (e.g. anger)
- School or work refusal
How we can help
Our qualified psychologists help individuals understand the issues they’re facing, and provide strategies and interventions to help them overcome those issues.
Our psychologists conduct assessments to pinpoint specific issues, their effects and what is causing them. Methods of assessment can include observation, interviews, discussion with family and/or carers, and tests in some cases.
Based on the assessment, our psychologists will then develop strategies and interventions to help the individual overcome their specific difficulties.
Some approaches to psychological treatment can include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Family systems therapy
- Growth mindset
In addition to providing support for social, emotional and mental health issues, our psychologists can also provide support can key life stages and transitions. This includes puberty, changing schools or starting work. Psychological support during these transitions can make the process easier for both parents and carers, as well as the individual.
How we work
Our therapy teams work collaboratively to deliver evidence-based therapy services that help people with disabilities achieve their goals in life.
Service delivery is flexible and tailored to the unique needs of each individual, their family and carers.
Our services can be accessed through a range of funding options. We can help you find out if you’re eligible and provide further information about the options available.