Our services are tailored to suit the individual's needs. This approach emphasises the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship between the practitioner and client and involvement of family members, carers and facility staff.

Telehealth counselling

In response to COVID-19, the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults is offering a free telehealth service to provide ongoing emotional support during this challenging period.

You can receive this service if you are an aged care resident. You can also receive this service if you are a family member, friend or aged care staff who would like support in caring for a resident.

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Face-to-face counselling

We provide counselling services to older adults living in residential aged care settings in Melbourne, Victoria. A major focus of our counselling involves finding creative ways of engaging with older adults, their families and carers to help them cope with life transitions, loss and grief issues, physical health problems and mental health difficulties. A range of interventions are used, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, reminiscence therapy and solution-focused therapy. 

Personal and health information is treated with professional confidentiality under the Australian Psychological Society's Code of Ethics and relevant Victorian Government legislation. 

Referrals for counselling can come from the individual, a family member or professional staff.

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Group programs

The clinic offers group-based treatment and support services including reminiscence groups and carer support programs. 

Reminiscence groups engage older adults to review past experiences, challenges and successes, and aim to enhance personal wellbeing. 

Carer support programs address the emotional stress of carers by creating a comfortable and structured space for discussion and learning.

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Get in contact

If you would like to know more about our services or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on +61 3 9214 3371, email us at wellbeingclinic_agedcare@swinburne.edu.au or complete our contact form.

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