Rochelle Masters dropped into the studio today to kick off her new fortnightly segment on The Drive Show to address mental health. Rochelle was working as a counselor and family therapist before the Government introduced the mental health care plan in 2006, after that she decided to dive into 8 years of study to become a clinical psychologist!
In her introductory segment Rochelle explains this mental health care plan. If you’re struggling you can visit your GP to see if you qualify for free psychology sessions. You can receive 10 single sessions and 10 group sessions the idea of this plan is for your GP and your psychologist to wrap around you to support you.
Most of us will experience adversity in our life, but 1 in 2 of us, will get to a state where our struggles will impact our lives, work study and mental health.
Rochelle also explains the idea of Mental Health First aid – Mental Health first aid is the same as general first aid , it’s providing first aid until a professional can intervene and anyone can take mental health first aid classes. As only 1 in 3 will pursue professional help, being someone who has taken a mental health first aid class could be vital in the everyday world.
If you feel like you’re struggling visit your GP and they can put you in touch with someone who can assess your stress, sleep, diet and environment and then help you out.
If you need someone to talk to you can call Lifeline 24 hours, 7 days a week on 13 11 14.
Rochelle will be back in 2 weeks time – so send in any questions you’d like to ask her!
Rochelle Masters is a clinical psychologist and managing director at Masters Psychology and is best known for her work in and treatment of anxiety disorders in children, teens and adults.
Have a listen to her full segment below: