MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
At M&Co, clients work together with psychologists to identify and resolve problems of behaviour, thinking, and emotion. We utilise well researched evidence based and talk-based psychological techniques adapted to meet your needs.
We offer a wide range of treatments for:
Anxiety - Anger - Bipolar - Stress - Depression - Burn out - Relationships - Couple Therapy - Postnatal Depression - Insomnia - Post Traumatic Stress PTSD - Cognitive Assessments - Self Esteem - Panic - Family Therapy - Adolescent Behaviour - Health & Wellbeing - Trauma - Workplace Stress - Career & Leadership - Drug & Alcohol - Sexuality - Chronic & Terminal Illness - Grief & Loss - Bereavement
Clients work together with psychologists to identify and resolve problems of behaviour, thinking, and emotion. We utilise well researched evidence-based and talk-based psychological techniques adapted to meeting individual needs.
Need more info on a MENTAL HEALTH CARE PLAN?
Each patient with an active Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) is entitled 10 rebated group sessions, alongside their individual plan, from Medicare each calendar year. The participants receive a workbook to assist in treatment and to provide them a copy of resources for future reference.
We're offering an amazing program called BUTTERFLIES for girls aged between 5-7 year olds. This group therapy focus is on anxiety and resilience, to equip young girls with skills to help with facing their fears. The focus helps build wisdom, confidence and ‘grit’ in the playground. The program is written by Rochelle Masters and is a generic, skill-based program suited for both clinical and non-clinical girls. Register interest below.
The ‘COOL KIDS’ Program
A program put together by the Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit. Each year, lots and lots of kids learn skills to help them manage their worries. We find that once kids learn what anxiety is, and what can be done (accompanied with practicing their new skills) they start to worry less, and are able to do the things that use to be quite difficult.
Globally, there is a growing interest in the benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness training. Mindfulness training and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is increasingly being used as an adjunct to a range of psychological and medical-based therapies to enhance mental well-being. There are a number of diagnoses for which mindfulness is considered to be particularly beneficial. Mindfulness training may also have restorative and preventative health benefits.
This group therapy focus is on anxiety and resilience, to equip young boys with skills to help with facing their fears. The focus helps build wisdom, confidence and ‘grit’ in the playground. The program is written by Rochelle Masters and is a generic, skill-based program suited for both clinical and non-clinical boys. Ages 5-7.
"CHILLED" for Teens
An Adolescent Anxiety Program designed to tackle difficulties teens have with nervousness, tension and fears. “Chilled” aims to build skills, reduce distress and prevent avoidance of situations and ultimately to face fears. The program aims to encourage families to be independent of professionals, and adolescents to be independent of parents in terms of knowing how to support themselves and cope with anxiety. We find ways to set goals, and maximize strengths and skills. This program is also available for teens that struggle with depression, in a similar format.
FIFO Families on the Swing
'FIFO Families on the Swing' is a program that addresses the different aspects of all things FIFO and the demands it places on families in our local community. This program is seen as a resource for families experiencing difficulty with aspects of the FIFO lifestyle and looks to address and problem solve aspects identified as problematic.
We're running a new program called 'DRUMBEAT' (Award winning program) for young boys ages 9 to 12. Held during school term, this group therapy focus is a powerful and effective program incorporating hand drumming, behavioural therapeutic principles and cognitive and dialectical elements. Accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitators teach the program. Contact our office for more information.
Sunflowers & Sad Days
'Sunflowers & Sad Days' is a grief program written for children and parents negotiating and recovering from grief. We talk to schools and families around the difficult grief process and the community recovery journey.
Masters & Co. has access to the widest range of web-based and ipad-based testing to facilitate testing. Among our services we offer cognitive assessments for children, adolescents and adults.
These neuro-psychological assessments identify strengths and weaknesses in intellectual acuity, learning capacity, social and emotional functioning, and behavioural difficulties.
Our comprehensive assessments are administered by accredited clinical psychologists/psychologists and can assist in the examination of:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADOS-2)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Psychometric testing for academic potential
School readiness assessments
Memory, language and auditory processing
Learning difficulties & disorders, inc. dyslexia.
Intelligence and giftedness
Cognitive assessments can assist in developing early insight into unique individual strengths and challenges. Results may be used to assist in the development of individualized treatment and learning plans and practical recommendations for parents, teachers and GP’s in relation to academic, social, behavioural and emotional functioning.
Brain Medic - MHFA
A Mental Health First Aid program for organisational leaders, staff, and volunteers.
Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a person developing a mental problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or until the crisis resolves. The aim of Mental Health First Aid are to: preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm provide help to prevent the mental health problem from becoming more serious promote recovery of good mental health provide comfort to a person with a mental health problem. Brain Medic™ is an essential program for schools, churches, and organisations, as it teaches how to recognise the cluster of symptoms of different illnesses and mental health crises, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate treatment or other supports.