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When is a problem more than a problem?
We’ve all had bad days. But what happens when that bad day turns into a bad week, sleepless nights, or a reluctance to leave the home? What are the warning signs to look out for, and at what point should you seek support?
Here we’ll take you through the signs and symptoms of a mental health issue, so you have a better understanding of when you may need to seek support.
Not sure if it's more than just a bad week? Medibank Mental Health Phone Support can help.
Members with hospital cover can talk to a mental health professional any time of the day or night at no extra cost. Δ~ Watch our Mental Health Phone Support staff talk about when to reach out for support.
Is your adult child experiencing a mental health issue?
Young adults can feel stressed, anxious and irritable sometimes. Here are some things to look out for when it comes to depression and anxiety.
Understanding mental health conditions
Better Minds are better informed. Our resources and information page will give you a better understanding about various mental health conditions, including symptoms, causes, treatment and support options available.
Make the most of your cover
As an eligible Medibank member, you get more than just health insurance. You get extra support when you need it most.
Medibank Better Minds App
Want to manage your mental health on your own terms, in your own time? Medibank’s Better Minds app provides personalised support and follow ups by health professionals for those at risk, all included in your hospital cover.€
No waiting periods on psychology and counselling consultations
You shouldn’t have to wait for your health insurance to claim for mental health support. That’s why there are no waiting periods for counselling and psychology consultations on Medibank extras and packaged products.§
Mental Health Waiver
With the Mental Health Waiver, eligible hospital members with Restricted psychiatric services can upgrade to a cover with Included psychiatric services and choose to have the standard two-month waiting period waived. Members can use the Mental Health Waiver once in their lifetime.
Things you need to know
~ OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.
Δ For members with hospital cover. Some referred services may involve out-of-pocket costs.
€ Not available for members with extras only cover, Overseas Student Health Cover or Overseas Workers or Visitors Health Cover.
§ For members with mental health support included in their Extras cover. 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).
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