Mental health goes virtual

Online counseling therapy will be available to Australians through federal health services following an open tender for qualified organizations to deliver the Virtual Clinic service . The Department of Health and Ageing will be searching for qualified organizations to develop and deliver the program, which will provide online counseling with the assistance of a therapist, for those with low to moderate levels of mental disorders.

An investment of $20 million over 3 years will be provided for the Virtual clinic, which will be accessible through the government’s mental health portal, due to go live in July.

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