1 in 7
One in seven women experience postnatal depression
An estimated 8.5 million (45%) of Australians will experience a mental disorder in their lifetime
Almost half of all people with a mental health condition are now getting treatment.
1 in 16
The number of Australians who experience depression every year is estimated to be 1 in 16
Depression programs and support
Care at home
CBHS Better Living programs can help you manage your mental health at home with individualised health coaching over a period of four to six months. This involves up to 15 video and/or phone consultations with psychologists and/or mental health nurses. These sessions support behavioural and lifestyle changes that can help improve your mental health and wellbeing. Better Living programs are designed to complement, not replace, existing clinical treatment or therapy. Read more about our Better Living programs.
Hospital care at home
You can get hospital grade care in the comfort of your own home with our Hospital Substitute Treatment programs (HST). Acute mental health conditions can be complex and sometimes require hospitalisation, but you may be able to avoid that through our HST program. As well as mental health support from specialist nurses, you may be able to get help with personal care and home support so you can concentrate on getting well.
Read more about our Hospital Substitute Treatment program.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive technique using a mild form of magnetic therapy that can successfully treat depression and other psychiatric disorders. This is available as an outpatient treatment through our Hospital Substitute Treatment program in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. Your treating psychiatrist will decide if TMS might be appropriate. Read more about Hospital Substitute Treatment program.
Talk to a professional
Psychology is covered under CBHS Extras. Psychologists can assess, diagnose and treat mental health, behavioural and emotional disorders, including depression. The amount of benefits you can claim will depend on your level of cover. Check your policy for details or view CBHS Extras cover.
Mental Health Navigator
Members with CBHS Prestige cover can also access our Mental Health Navigator, which offers confidential support from the comfort of your own home. After a virtual meeting with a mental health nurse you’re referred to a psychiatrist and/or clinical psychologist for a detailed assessment via video link. The nurse then guides you to follow-up treatment and supports you for six months. Read more about Mental Health Navigator.