With COVID continuing to add to the mental strain the nation is under, and with wait-times for psychologists longer than ever, Asuria is pleased to announce that launching in 2022, job seekers with Asuria will be able to get fast-tracked access to mental health professionals at all our sites across Australia.
Thanks to a new partnership with mental health and wellbeing experts, Back2Work, job seekers enrolled in the ‘Transition to Work’ scheme will be eligible for support from Back2Work’s Allied Health Professionals, including psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and dieticians, at Asuria’s employment centres nationwide.
Those in need of support will be able to receive expert counselling on everything from drug and alcohol dependency, to depression, anxiety, and more, in person, online, or over the phone.
Asuria’s Job Coaches will be able to refer Transition to Work job seekers for immediate access to mental health professionals, with clinical appointments subject to significantly shorter wait times than are currently being experienced nationwide, with the majority of psychologists currently reporting wait times of more than three months.
As part of the partnership, working with Wellbeing Code, Asuria and Back2Work will also run regular employer and job seeker boot camps, where elite athletes will help to destigmatise mental health and deliver positive effects on personal wellbeing.
Asuria’s Chairman and CEO, Con Kittos, says: “The only thing to have taken a bigger hit from COVID than jobs, is people’s mental health. Thanks to this partnership with Back2Work, we’re pleased to be in a position to address both, helping people to rediscover the mental strength and self-belief fundamental to their ability to find and stay in work.”
If you’d like to find out more about Transition to Work through Asuria and your potential eligibility for mental health support, click here.