Recovery Station offers Occupational Therapy services through the Medicare funded Better Access to Mental Health initiative (BAMH). The purpose of BAMH is to improve treatment and management of mental illness within our community. Through BAMH individuals have greater access to mental health professionals and team-based mental health care, with general practitioners encouraged to work more closely and collaboratively with other mental health therapists, such as occupational therapists and psychologists.
The Better Access initiative is available to patients with an assessed mental disorder who would benefit from a structured approach to the management of their treatment needs. Mental disorder is a term used to describe a range of clinically diagnosable disorders that significantly interfere with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities. Services include behavioural interventions, behaviour modification, activity scheduling, cognitive interventions, cognitive therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, problem solving skills and training, anger management, social skills training, communication training and stress management.
Guided by evidence, our mental health speciaists are trained to utilise a range of assessments, therapies and skills develop techniques to help empower you and to deal with your condition in an optimal way and support you during your recovery. With your other health professionals, we aim to work with you on achieving your functional goals, to assist you to participate fully in areas of life important to you.
Medicare rebates are available for up to ten individual Occupatioanal Thearapy sessions (an extra six sessions are available in exceptional circumstances) and ten group Occupatioanal Thearapy sessions per calendar year. Please note that there are out-of-pocket costs for these services.