Workcover, NDIS & TAC Psychology Services in St Kilda, Melbourne
What is WorkCover Insurance?
WorkCover insurance covers employers for the cost of benefits if employees are injured or become ill because of their work. It is compulsory for Victorian employers and is funded by their contributions.
WorkCover insurance may cover:
- Replacement of lost income
- Medical and rehabilitation treatment costs
- Legal costs
- Lump sum compensation in the event of a serious injury.
If you are eligible you can request psychological services to be funded. However you must have accompanying paperwork for your first session.
Accidents that happen in Victoria.
You can make a claim if:
- You, or someone you represent, was involved in an accident caused by the driving of a car, motorcycle, bus, train or tram, and
- You, or someone you represent, was injured or died in the accident.
Pedestrians and cyclists who were injured or died in accidents caused by the driving of a car, motorcycle, bus, train or tram are also covered.
As part of your funding you may access a psychologist if you are suffering a psychological injury as a result of your accident. You will need approval from TAC and provide us with the accompanying paperwork.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) gives people with a disability greater choice and control over the support they receive. It provides eligible people with funding based on their personal needs, goals and aspirations. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay. Launched by the Australian Federal Government in 2013, the NDIS is similar to Medicare in that the costs for disability care are shared amongst the community.
If you have a self managed fund, we are able to see you under your NDIS plan. Remember to consult with your case worker or plan manager, and supply the necessary paperwork before your first session.
Below are a few our most frequently asked question. Take a look and if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
A psychologist is trained with undergraduate and postgraduate studies of psychological science and assessment. Psychologists treat those that range from those who suffer serious mental illness to those needing support in understanding their relationships, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with additional specialised training in mental health. They are able to prescribe medication and work well with GP’s and psychologists.
Have you ever been to a GP and thought you might be suited to another doctor? It is the same with a psychologist. It is important that in the first session you ask questions and learn about the therapist’s style in order to feel comfortable. You or someone you know may have had a disappointing experience with a psychologist in the past – do not let this be a barrier to reaching your goals, it just wasn’t the right fit. We care about placing you with the right person, with the right intervention and at the right time.
Absolutely not. Psychological therapy is available to every person on planet earth. We are all human and share similar hopes, fears and struggles. No one is immune to the complexity of life and seeking education about your mental health is something to be proud of. Each year we get better at communicating our mental wellbeing, and our communities are benefitting from the results.
As caring and empathetic your concerns may be for a loved one, it is up to them to make change happen. But your insight and access to our resources can be of great benefit. The Contemporary Psychology clinic has a wide variety of information to offer so you can direct them to this website, this way they can see what we’re on about, and they can send an email or give us a call. You are also encouraged to attend and discuss your own fears regarding a loved one if this has been getting you down.