How Thriving Lives Co. therapy can support people living with mental illness

Unfortunately, mental illness affects approximately one in five Australians and can cause significant burden and disability upon an individual’s life. Fortunately, our team [www.thrivinglives.com.au/team/] of Allied Health professionals are qualified to, and enthusiastic about, supporting individuals living with mental illness of all kinds, and in using therapy as a means to manage these conditions and live with a high quality of life.

What is special about the Thriving Lives Co. team in mental health care?

Our interdisciplinary team of qualified health professionals can achieve many of these outcomes through the delivery of a vast and versatile range of therapy/services which include but are not limited to:

  • Carer support and training
  • Delivery of education to both clients, and their support teams to empower them to self-manage their mental illness
  • Development and implementation of ongoing psychologically informed therapy appointments and reviews
  • Guidance in activity modifications, self-care management, and energy conservation strategies
  • Intervention to increase independence and quality of life
  • Prescription of individualised exercise/activity/therapy programs
  • Prescription of individualised strategies to manage symptoms and incorporate exercise and activities into daily life
  • Prescription of appropriate exercise equipment, therapy aides, and assistive technologies
  • Prescription of individualised therapeutic management strategies
  • Referral to other appropriate health professionals and services

Benefits of seeing an allied health professional for mental health care

Our experienced and passionate team come equipped with the skills to help you understand the ways in which therapy can help, manage mental illness through therapy, and ultimately maximise your quality of life. We understand that living with an invisible illness presents its own unique set of challenges, and we take a person-centred approach in helping the clients we work with to cope, manage their condition, and improve their independence. Therapy is key in supporting people living with mental illness in many ways, including but not limited to:

  • Improved capacity to complete activities of daily living and various occupations
  • Improved mood and capacity to regulate emotions
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved sleep
  • Promotion of social interaction
  • Reduced stress

Mental illnesses Thriving Lives Co. can help with

Some of the mental illness our team might assist our community with include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment issues
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Family conflicts and relationship problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychotic disorders and psychosis
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

Referral Pathways

Our team hope to support individuals living with mental illness to be independent, maximise their functional capacity, and live a fulfilled and meaningful life. Therapy can therefore be a key part in helping clients not only manage their mental illness but learn to understand it and manage it independently long term to be able to return to meaningful activities and occupations.

Individuals can receive care from our team by privately paying for services or via a range of funding schemes including but not limited to:

Through these compensable schemes, allied health professionals are able to support individuals to improve their functional capacity and participation in activities at home, school, work, and in the community.