Counselling support for children and their families
The Shine Assist program enables families and schools to work together in partnership with general practitioners, paediatricians, psychiatrists and OzChild psychologists to address the psychological and emotional wellbeing of children and young adults who meet the eligibility requirements through the Medicare Benefits Schedule for psychological support.
The Shine Assist program is accessed by a referral from a General Practitioner through a Mental Health Care Plan, or by referral from a paediatrician or psychiatrist. Individuals may be eligible for up to twelve individual sessions per year and twelve group training sessions per year.
This service will be bulk billed by OzChild psychologists and there will be no further cost to young people and their families.
A young person may be eligible for support from a Shine Assist psychologist if they have problems which significantly impact on their emotions, thoughts, social skills and decision making. This includes students with issues arising from any of the following:
Both individual and small group sessions are available Enquiries about this program are welcome. Please contact us here.