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.
The impact of COVID-19 on the residential aged care community has been significant. Due to social distancing restrictions and uncertainty, many residents may feel isolated, lonely, worried about the future, anxious, depressed or stressed.
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.
About our telehealth service
The Swinburne Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults has been operating for more than 10 years as a not-for-profit counselling and support service for the residential aged care community.
Our counsellors are provisionally registered psychologists, social work interns and counselling postgraduates, who are supervised by experienced practitioners. They are ready to support you through the next few months by phone or video calls.
The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults would like to thank The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, Arcare Family Foundation, The Aged Persons Welfare Foundation and The Barbara Dicker Brain Science Foundation for supporting the telehealth counselling and support service.