In-School Psychology provides free psychological services to children, adolescents and their families. Our unique service is offered on site at primary and secondary schools, in both the public and private sectors.
The psychologists at In-School Psychology are experts in child and adolescent psychology and are professionals dedicated to providing outstanding and comprehensive services to assist children and adolescents, their families and their schools.
Counselling is a very effective way of helping children and adolescents who are struggling with some aspect of their lives, from feeling anxious or depressed, to struggling with bullying or having difficulties controlling their anger.
In-School Psychology counselling service is provided FREE of charge, as our service is bulk billed to Medicare or through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for eligible clients. The psychologists at In-School Psychology see children and adolescents who have a referral from their GP under Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative, which allows the psychologist to provide 10 sessions per calendar year. Children/adolescents eligible under the NDIS do not have a limitation on the number of sessions they can have per calendar year. As In-School Psychology bulk bills to Medicare or through the NDIS there is no out of pocket cost for the family.
As our service is provided onsite at the child/adolescent’s school, during school hours, it is convenient and easily accessible to families.
Our psychologists see children and adolescents with a range of difficulties, from simple problems such as difficulty making friends to more complex mental health issues. Children and adolescents are commonly referred to our services for issues such as:
How can a psychologist help?
The psychologists at In-School Psychology use a range of different evidenced based psychological techniques. Our psychologists will tailor counselling for each child and adolescent so that the most useful and effective treatments are implemented [some text deleted].
Our psychologists use focused psychological strategies:
Counselling helps children and adolescents to:
Parents, where to from here?
If you or the school feels your child would benefit from working with one of our psychologists then you need to complete the following steps.
What do schools have to do?
In order to receive service from In-School Psychology schools have to:
Due to the demand for our service there may be a short wait before the psychologist can start working with your child/adolescent. The psychologist should have an initial appointment within 6 weeks of receiving the referral. If there will be a longer wait the psychologist or In-School Psychology will notify you of the delay and realistic wait time so that you can engage an alternative service provider if needed. We do our best to see new clients as soon as possible.