Australia is a large country, with a significant amount of people living in regional and rural locations. This is one of the reasons telehealth is so important. It makes mental health support accessible to all Australians. Our Director, Jodie Brenton believes that your ability to access mental health services should not be determined by where you live. Jodie has worked tirelessly to ensure that all Australians can access mental health services despite their location.  Additionally, our head psychologist Mary Magalotti and the team of Life Resolutions psychologists aim to provide quality and tailored counselling to those who access our services.

The Reality of Rural Mental Health

While many Australians know the importance of mental health, many are unaware of the disparity of mental health outcomes between regional and urban Australia. The National Rural Health Alliance found that mental health concerns are similar across urban and rural communities, but concerns such as self-harm increases the further away one lives from the city.

The suicide rate for men aged 15-29 in regional areas is double that of those living in urban areas. It is suggested that this due to the lack of support available in these areas. Thus, showing the need for things such as telehealth

In rural settings there are half the among of mental health practitioners than in urban settings.

All of the statistics above show the need for accessible telehealth appointments with experienced mental health practitioners. Jodie Brenton has worked hard to ensure that all of the Life Resolutions psychologists are available for telehealth consultations. Our services can be conducted via video call or telephone call, to ensure that you can access our services without relying on an internet connection.

Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti both strive to ensure that all Australians can access the mental health support they need, no matter their location.

For more information on our telehealth appointment and our services, visit our website. You can also book online or over the phone.