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Re: seeing a psychiatrist?

Hey @lemurien, well done on ringing Headspace and talking to your GP. I know that can be the hardest part for some people. It sucks that you have to wait for an appointment though. Did you talk to your doctor about a mental health treatment plan? If you are eligible, a mental health treatment plan means that you can see a psychologist outside of Headspace rather than waiting for an appointment.

In the meantime, have you thought of accessing online services like Lifeline, eHeadspace or Kids Helpline? They can provide webchat services or counselling sessions over the phone Smiley Happy

Re: seeing a psychiatrist?

thank you @Taylor-RO, I had a web chat with someone at eHeadspace and it did help me clear my head a bit. and, my local headspace contacted me back today and they are really lovely. my doctor is helping to set me up with a mental health plan with them and I'm feeling good about it since they seem to have such a wide range of supports; we've been talking about psychiatrists and psychologists in this thread but it sounds like they have other cool stuff too, like art therapy. I'm really glad I made this thread and people mentioned headspace!

Re: seeing a psychiatrist?

@lemurien It is so great to hear that the process has been flowing really nicely for you and that your experience with headspace has been nothing but positive! I know it can sometimes be quite confronting when you first get in contact with these services, but they are trained and specialised to make the journey for you a little less difficult! 

I love that you're interested in Art therapy, it is an incredible experience and completely grounding. You don't even have to be good at it haha! 
I am really glad you have received the support you need from here and outside of the forums. It is important to know that the forums are always available for support, small or big, so don't be shy, as we would love to hear about your journey along the way Smiley Happy

Re: seeing a psychiatrist?

Hey @lemurien , sorry I'm just seeing your post now.

 

I've only ever had 1 Psychiatrist who I'm still seeing and have since 2019. Mine's on a Telehealth company so it's on Medicare, through some sort of plan similar to a MHCP I believe, so I don't pay anything. My Psychiatrist is lovely.

 

I hope if you decide you wanted to see one, you find one who you like. Best of luck.