The ability to access physical and mental health and wellbeing services from the comfort of your own home is now possible through telehealth. Wollongong-based Direct Focus Solutions (DFS) use the latest technologies to allow you to connect directly with therapists from a location of your choosing. Telehealth conveniently saves you the trouble of travelling, while also allowing clients from further afield to access the mental health support services they may not have previously had access to.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is the provision of healthcare services via telecommunications technology. It is sometimes referred to as Telemedicine or Telecare. Using digital platforms, including mobile devices and computers, you can communicate directly with our clinicians using video conferencing to take part in a real-time consultation. Services may also include psychological evaluations, therapy, and client education.
The Benefits of Accessing Telehealth Services in Wollongong for Mental Health
With around 1 in 5 Australian adults experiencing mental health concerns at some point in their lives, the benefits of being able to access mental healthcare are significant.
- One of the benefits of telehealth is that there is no geographical limit. If you have a device that allows you to access the internet and a stable connection, you can utilise telehealth services in Wollongong, Sydney or wherever you reside. It is simple and easy, and is particularly helpful for clients in rural communities, those with disabilities or anyone without regular means of transport.
- Improving access to mental health services via telehealth alleviates factors such as the need to take time off work or child minding. These types of limitations can prevent some people from seeking help.
- Physically going to an appointment may be stressful for some people for a multitude of reasons. The comfort and privacy that telehealth appointments provide allows people to feel both a greater sense of calm and willingness to seek out the assistance they need for their mental health issues.
- Telehealth makes it convenient and easy for mental health clinicians and clients to communicate directly. For our clinicians, The ability to monitor, follow-up and provide assistance faster and more effectively than using traditional appointments, is another benefit of Telehealth.
Telehealth makes it convenient and easy for mental health clinicians and clients to communicate directly.
Why Choose DFS for Telehealth in Wollongong?
It’s important to take the time to find accredited and qualified mental health clinicians to prevent inadequate or regressive outcomes.
At DFS, we are a multidisciplinary team of professionals, qualified and trained across a range of disciplines that include psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and more.
We assist individuals who present with mental health concerns and those with intellectual and/or physical disabilities by providing customised, holistic therapies that work on an individual level. Using counselling, neurofeedback training and other services, we can help address difficult emotional and mental health issues. We design coping strategies for individuals to help deal with these effectively and, importantly, on their own terms.
Our services are flexible. We can bring face-to-face and/or telehealth services to your home, workplace, school or community and we work with you to increase the effectiveness of our programs and therapies.
We’re here to help you identify issues that are affecting your mental wellbeing. Our goal is to guide you to the tools and strategies which can assist you to cope with your issues and concerns more effectively. As you begin your journey to emotional wellbeing, either in person or through a telehealth appointment, our Wollongong team are happy to help you along the way.
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Contact Direct Focus Solutions on the number below to learn more about how we can help you!