2 in 5 Australians have mental health illnesses.
Our goal is to provide high quality, accessible, affordable mental health support to everyone who needs it through outstanding digital clinics and care.
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Up to 3-6 months wait time to see in-person psychologists & psychiatrists in Australia
HealthBright is a hub of digital mental health clinics designed to allow Australians faster access to care online: days or weeks, not months
Dedicated to support and care for all
From some of our clients
Such a helpful serviceI have found it fairly straightforward to join... It is a wonderful service for anyone in need of help or to just talk to someone who listens and cares.
I am thankful for helpThe sessions with my psychologist have been so calming and comfortable. I feel very fortunate to have these sessions. It is reassuring to know there are so many psychologists... ready to help.
Helped me gain perspectiveHelped me gain perspective, and was listened to.
Really gratefulI found this when I was looking for a accessible psychologist. I’m so glad I came across it.
Could open myselfMy Counsellor allowed me to chat openly, and honestly. with my conversation subjects jumping all around and didn't pass judgment on me!!
Have questions about HealthBright?
What is tele-mental health?
Tele-mental health refers to the provision of mental health services via technologies, such as video or calls. This enables psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals to consult with their clients online, making mental health care more accessible and convenient for many people.
How does it work?
After you sign up with one of our services, you can either select or be matches with a mental health professional based on your needs and preferences. You can then have your sessions with your professional via video call or phone depending on what suits you best. With some of our services, if you have a mental health care plan you may be eligible for bulk-billed sessions as well.
Are tele-mental health services covered by the Australian healthcare system?
Yes. Alongside Mental Health Care Plans, many tele-mental health services are covered under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). The Australian government introduced MBS items for telehealth services to ensure people can access psychological support, particularly those living in rural and remote areas. This can mean reduced out of pocket fees or bulk-billed services.
Can I use my Mental Health Care Plan for online therapy?
Yes, your Mental Health Care Plan can cover sessions with a mental health professional online. The number of sessions covered will depend on your individual plan and needs.
How do I get a Mental Health Care Plan for online tele-mental health services?
To get a Mental Health Care Plan, you’ll need to see a general practitioner (GP). The GP will assess your condition and if they determine you could benefit from further mental health support, they’ll create a Mental Health Care Plan for you. These GPs are available through some of our digital clinics, online or your own regular GP.
Are online tele-mental health services as effective as in-person services?
Research suggests that tele-mental health can be just as effective as traditional in-person therapy for many conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders. However, the effectiveness can depend on the individual’s comfort with technology, the severity of their condition, and the specific therapy method used. This is why we recommend getting in touch with our team if you are unsure to help better understand what may work for you.