Regional Services

Working in regional areas can be isolating and challenging at times, especially when faced with living away from loved ones.  If your loved one is experiencing emotional distress, feeling unhappy or finding it hard to cope, it might be good for them to speak to a medical professional.

Remind them, asking for help is an act of strength not weakness.


A mental health care plan is a support plan for someone going through mental health issues. If a doctor agrees there is a need for additional support, they will work with your loved one to make the plan as to how to best manage recovery.


A mental health care plan might include:

  • A referral to an expert, like a psychologist

  • The types of mental health support that may help your loved one

  • Other strategies to improve and maintain mental health and wellbeing

  • Government coverage of some or all of the cost of up to ten sessions in a calendar year


To learn more visit Mental Health Care Plans and Medicare rebates  


To learn more, visit rural and remote mental health practitioners