Counselling During Covid-19 Isolation

Apart from supermarkets, every other industry is currently going through significant changes. Adjustments have been made as a response to social distancing. Fortunately, essential services are still going ahead. You will be required to abide by distancing rules and maximum numbers of people. Counselling is a health essential service that helps the 1 in 5 adults in Australia suffering from mental illness. Australians that suffer from long term disabilities are receiving additional funding from the NDIS during this trying time.

Therapy work during Isolation

More so now than ever before, it is vital to keep up with your regular counselling sessions. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the uncertainty of the world’s crisis, consider talking to a licensed professional. Events such as having lost a job, or a loved, or significant changes to daily routine can add stress. 

Face to face appointments are typically better, as they give your psychologist additional information to assess the situation. However, alternative options exist to aid recovery and provide support during this time. For people on isolation or who find themselves in a high-risk group, online and phone counselling is available. With the video links or telephone calls, you will be able to talk to a licensed counsellor during your session. Book an appointment now, and let the counsellor know about your particular needs.

Impacts on NDIS Participants

In the current situation, there are 4.3 million Australian residents who have a disability. The NDIS funding provides physical and psychological support to sufferers of long-term disabilities. Including intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive, or psychosocial disabilities. These individuals are most likely to feel isolated during this period. They may also find the current situation particularly confronting. In terms of the virus, many of them would fall into the high-risk category. For this reason, online or over the phone counselling may be a vital part of their therapeutic needs to ensure their mental and physical safety. 

Updates for NDIS during Covid-19

The NDIA is currently making process changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Participants of the plan will be contacted by phone or email to receive personalised support. For more recent news, stay updated on the NDIS government website. Price limits for certain supports have increased temporarily as a response to Covid-19. These supports includes assistance with daily life, assistance with social and community participation, and finances to improve health and well-being. Check with the provider to see what you are eligible for.

Preventing a Mental Health Issues Arising

One of the best ways to manage mental health issues, is preventing them from occurring. During these stressful times individuals predisposed to mental health issues may be triggered. Feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, grief or similar can arise. That is why it is crucial for individuals to stick to healthy daily routines. Despite work and social interactions being disrupted, attempt to keep normalcy in your life. Ensure to include exercise, social communication, hydration, and enough sleep in your routine. Catch up with your friends over skype and try some fun home workouts. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid excessive alcohol consumption.