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What we provide
not to feel 100%
The most effective strategy to shift what’s going on in your life is to look for ways to start doing things differently. When you are unsure what needs to change and why you feel the way you do, professional mental health support often helps.
We know that often Men just like you do not seek professional support to assist with personal and professional challenges due to a range of barriers. Mantle was created to give Men what they need, when they need it.
That’s exactly why we’re here. To help you manage everything, that matters most to you.
Talk to a professional
that gets you
The Mantle team are qualified, award winning, registered Psychologists. We specialise in working directly with Men, and draw on the latest evidence-based, academic research and techniques. When you see a Mantle psychologist, you’ll be speaking to someone committed to assisting you in becoming a better partner, father, son, brother or friend. See our expert team here
Can I see someone right away?
We have limited wait times.
Does Mantle see women?
Mantle do not discriminate and will see anyone, but we are specifically a Men’s Mental Health Service and experts in male psychology – including straight, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer.
What if I miss my appointment?
How secure is Mantle?
Mantle uses technology that is encrypted end-to-end. This means your session is 100% direct (peer-to-peer). All video, audio and screen share transmissions are protected with no digital footprint.
Are Mantle consultations confidential?
Yes – details of what you disclose remain between you and the psychologist you speak with. In the same way that a physical consultation at a clinic would.
What is a Mental Health Plan and what is the benefit of having one?
A Mental Health Plan is a treatment plan from your GP outlined on a simple document that looks at your mental health needs and goals, then outlines treatment guidelines to reach those goals with a psychologist. A Mental Health Plan is needed for you to qualify for Medicare benefits, for which you’ll get a rebate of at least $88.25 per session. Note that you will be required to pay the full session fee at the conclusion of each appointment, and Medicare will deposit the rebate directly into your nominated bank account within a few days. If you don’t have a plan, you can get one by booking here.
How do I get a Mental Health Plan?
Contact your regular GP to ask for a longer consultation to discuss a Mental Health Plan and, if necessary, they can refer you directly to Mantle. You can ask for your GP Clinic to forward a copy to us at [email protected], or via secure fax: 07 3811 2924. Importantly, all our staff are registered AHPRA Psychologists and can provide services under Mental Health Plans, for which you’ll get at least $88.25 back in Medicare rebates per session. Or you can get one by booking here.
What if I have an existing Mental Health Plan?
Simply contact your GP and get them to forward your existing plan to us at [email protected], or via secure fax: 07 3811 2924. All our staff are registered AHPRA Psychologists, so regardless of whether you’ve just received a new plan, or require a new Psychologist to take you to the next step, we’re here to help.
What does a Mental Health Plan cost from a GP?
In Australia, while some GP’s still offer bulk billing services, other GP’s charge a standard fee on top of the Medicare rebate (which starts at $38.75 for a 10-20 minute appointment). Usually one GP consultation is all that’s required for an MHP, but let them know when you book an appointment that it’s to discuss a MHP. It’s good to keep in mind that seeing your GP for a plan means you are potentially eligible for subsidised Medicare sessions with a Mantle psychologist. Don’t have a regular GP? Use the handy search tool here.
Can I use my private health insurance to cover my Mantle consultations?
Most private health insurance extras policies now cover some of the cost of telehealth psychology services – click here for more information.
Please note that if you are currently receiving Medicare benefits as a result of a Mental Health Plan, you are unable to also use your private health insurance.
What do I need to attend Mantle sessions?
There’s no software needed. Just a computer, tablet or smartphone with a microphone, camera and speaker. It’s ideal to have an up to date browser, and 350kb/s min. internet connection (which is low). Test your speed at speedtest.net if you’re unsure.
What if there’s a technical issue when I speak to someone?
In the unlikely event that your consultation stops due to technical reasons, we will try reconnecting with you, and failing that, we’ll reschedule your session.
It’s noisy where I am. What can I do?
It’s ideal that you’re in a quiet, comfortable, distraction-free environment. If you can’t remove yourself from home or work, options such as your car – where you can talk privately can work.
I have a very specific thing I want to discuss. Do you cover everything?
Mantle’s Psychologists have decades of experience, so yes – we can work with you directly on what’s going on with you.
What’s the difference between Clinical Services and Performance Services?
Our Clinical Services are designed for treating and supporting general Mental Health difficulties. These services suit those on a Mental Health Plan as well as Men facing mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger (to name a few), or other lifestyle difficulties. Clinical Services are about helping you to get from not-so-good to good.
Performance Coaching is ideal if you don’t think you need clinical support, but would just like to check in on your mental health or perhaps get some coaching in one or more areas that may need some fine tuning – it could be mood related, relationship issues, work or family stress, sleep or poor lifestyle choices – whatever it is that needs attention. Do note this service is not executive coaching (Mantle does not offer this service), although they may have similar elements. Performance Coaching is about helping you to get from good to great.
While accessing one of our services you may be better suited to one over the other. That’s okay, as it’s possible to easily switch between services.
Where are the Mantle offices located?
Mantle provides 1-1 psychology services through our secure video telehealth platform to any location in Australia (with an internet service). We do not have a traditional physical practice location, with our team of psychologists and support staff being spread across Australia. If you require a postal address, please send us an email at [email protected]
We know we can’t go it alone here. We’re proud to be partnered with outstanding grassroots, community based organisations like these. They’re really making a difference in Men’s Mental Health right now.