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6 days ago
Marc de Bruin

I'm very pleased to announce that from today onwards, I can provide counselling sessions that will attract a rebate from the following Private Health Insurance Providers:

- Medibank Private
- Bupa
- Doctors Health Fund
- GU Health
- and a number of other providers.

The level of rebate (if at all!) will depend on your level of cover for extras.

Let me know if you have questions about this!

It's another step in the right direction of more formally acknowledging the important work counsellors do in the mental health field with clients.

#PrivateHealthInsurance #Bupa #MedibankPrivate
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Such an awesome outcome 👏👏👏👏👏🤩


2 weeks ago
Marc de Bruin

Recently, I conducted a webinar for Uprise EAP on Mindset and Resilience in uncertain times. Uprise were gracious enough to let me share the webinar on my Youtube Channel. Thanks very much for that!

The topics that were discussed during the webinar:

-Dealing with uncertainty
-COVID-19 anxieties
-Coping mechanisms after organisational change
-Mental wellbeing and tools

Hopefully you will find some useful information in the presentation!

Uprise is a wonderful organisation to work for. Their motto is:

Making minds happier
Inside and outside of work

Uprise is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers authentic, food for thought wellbeing initiatives in a single, easy to use platform for HR and employees. Check them out at www.uprise.co.

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2 weeks ago
Marc de Bruin

There is this weird misconception that we need a GP referral to go and see a mental health professional. Another misconception is that the "mental health system" is overloaded, and that wait times of up to 6 months exist. And a third misconception is that going through the GP is "cheaper" than seeing a mental health professional privately.

This. Is. Just. Not. True. Not for counsellors and psychotherapists, anyway.

You can see me (and many of my colleagues) within a week; heck, potentially even tomorrow. Without a referral. And you can see us affordably. Often more affordably than seeing a GP referred mental health professional, even with the Medicare rebate included!
It's just an odd set of misconceptions.

And often your employer will offer Employee Assistance Programs, through which you could speak with a mental health professional as well, FAST!

Please don't fall for them. When you need mental health assistance NOW, contact me or my colleagues. You can find them on the ACA and PACFA websites (which are our governing bodies):


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2 weeks ago
Marc de Bruin

Interesting topic, yet an utterly stupid, false idea, to the public's detriment.

There's an army of qualified mental health professionals out there, ready to roll. No or minimal wait lists.

This weird misperception seems to be quite persistent, despite all our efforts to counter it.

Hack on triple j

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