Who is it for?
Every year 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health issue. If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or like you need some extra support, you’re definitely not alone. Radiant can help you find the right support - a mental health professional who can work with you to increase your resilience, build a toolbox of skills to manage stressful experiences and take some big steps forward towards mental well being. You can find Radiant at www.myradiant.com.au
What will it be like?
Radiant is free, easy to use, and confidential. You can search and browse through professionals’ profiles on your own device, in your own time and your own space. When you find a professional who feels right for you, simply request a call or email back. There’s no obligation to book an appointment straight away, and if you do decide to book in, you’ll be guided through the next steps by the professional of your choice.
- Clarify your problems.
- Gain new perspectives.
- Work through change.
How can Radiant help me?
Radiant is the easy way to match with a qualified counsellor, psychologist or mental health professional that feels right for you. Our platform lets you search for professionals based on location, expertise, age, gender, or what you feel is most important. Professionals on our site have detailed profiles, so you can get to know more about their expertise and personal style – and if you find the right match – connecting is as easy as requesting an email or a call back. We’re also a not-for-profit backed by Relationships Australia, which means we’re driven by connecting Australians to the best possible mental health support, not by profits.
Sometimes finding the right support can be tricky and time-consuming. Radiant makes it easy to find and connect with the right mental health professional for you – someone you feel comfortable working with and who makes you feel clearly understood.
You can find Radiant at www.myradiant.com.au. We look forward to seeing you there!
How do I get a mental health care plan?
The decision to go on a mental health care plan is not always an easy one.
Many of us avoid it because it would mean admitting something is wrong that we cannot fix ourselves. Perhaps finances are also a problem and the high cost of therapy sessions makes you soldier on and try to just ‘deal with it’.
The good news? Anyone with a Medicare card is eligible for a mental health care plan.
This is a plan made between you and your doctor to address your mental health issues, and Medicare subsidises up to 10 sessions a year with a psychologist, social worker or occupational therapist. Read more HERE
What can I expect from my first psychologist appointment?
Are you going to see a psychologist for the first time? Good for you for making your mental health a priority! Here are some tips to make sure your first appointment runs smoothly.
The first session with a psychologist can be daunting, and understandably so. The fear of the unexpected, of being judged, of not connecting – you are not alone in feeling trepidation about telling your life’s secrets to a complete stranger. The important thing to remember is that you’ve taken the hardest step already, and that is reaching out for help in the first place. Just acknowledging your own need for outside assistance is a massive achievement. Read more HERE