Management and recovery

Find out about recovery and managing your mental health for a meaningful life, with or without a mental health issue.

Staying well after getting well

Recovery isn’t about a cure: it’s about living a meaningful, connected life, regardless of whether you still have a mental health issue. Read about practical ways to manage your mental health so that you can continue to aim towards living life to the fullest.

Should I tell my boss about my mental health issue?

Whether or not to tell your boss you have a mental health condition like depression or anxiety is a personal question. Here are some important things to consider when weighing up your decision.

Learning to cope with intense feelings

Although it’s hard, it’s not impossible to step back, learn to have all your emotions and still check your values, evaluate the workability of your action-urges, and choose your behaviour.

Mental health and dating

Starting a relationship is exciting, but it’s hard to know how - and when - to tell your new boyfriend or girlfriend about your mental health issues. Here are some tips.

What to expect when you see a psychologist

The reasons for seeking help for your mental health are as individual as you are. If you haven't seen a psychologist before, here's some of what you can expect.

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.~

Looking for support?

When you’re concerned about your mental health or that of a loved one, it’s good to know that help and support are available. Read about how health cover can help and find out about our exclusive member services. You can also explore healthy habits that can help make a difference to your mental wellbeing.

Finding support

When you’re going through a tough time, it’s not always easy to know where to start.  We can help advise and guide you through your options.            

Using your cover

Whether you have hospital cover, extras, or both, we’ll show you how Medibank health cover can help you access a range of mental health support services.

Things you need to know

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

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).