All our mental health articles and fact sheets

Whether you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health issue or is in recovery, we have a range of articles to give you information, support, advice, and insight.

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Does winter make you depressed?

Winter depression is a real thing – it's known as seasonal affective disorder. Find out about symptoms and how to beat it.

Better supported with 24/7 Mental Health Phone Support

When you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it can be hard to know where to start. Members with hospital cover can talk to a mental health professional for advice, guidance and support any time of the day or night.

Recommended reading

Finding the right mental health professional for you  

What's the difference between a psychologist and counsellor? And what should you ask before you commit? 

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Caring for your child's mental health     

How to foster healthy emotional development, and spot the signs your child may need some more support. 

3 top apps for stress and anxiety

Researchers at Deakin University assessed more than 40 mental health apps and the results are in.

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Tips for supporting a friend or loved one                  

If you have someone in your life who you’re worried might not be coping well, don’t be afraid to check in. Here are some things to keep in mind when you do.

Talk to us about your cover and accessing services 

Contact Medibank when and how it suits you: online 24/7, in-store, by phone or through the My Medibank app.

Things you need to know

~ OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.

# Check your cover summary to see if these services are included on your extras cover and if annual limits apply.  Counsellors must be registered with Australian Counselling Association, Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, Australian Traditional Medicine Society.   

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).