We provide a range of general Occupational Therapy and Mental Health services both within our clinic rooms in Mooroolbark and via Telehealth.
General mental health services for young people experiencing stress, difficulties managing emotions, anxiety and depression for those aged 4- 18.
Occupational Therapy focused on emotion regulation, managing your sensory needs and daily routines. For young people aged 4-18
Parent supports: Parent only sessions focused on supporting parents to understand their child's emotional needs, how to respond and manage big emotions and challenging behaviours. While these sessions can benefit parents of children of all ages they are especially useful for children aged 3-7 years.
We are registered to provide Mental health services under the Better Access to Mental Health Scheme (BAMH) Please speak to your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician about you or your child's eligibility.
We know that trying to secure therapy appointments for your child can be extremely stressful.
Wait lists are often extremely long and it can be hard to keep track of what lists you are on.
As a small practice our wait times became unacceptable and so the casual appointment list was born.
Families with regular therapy spots often have times they are unable to attend appointments, this may be due to illness, other appointments or a planned therapy break. These spaces are then offered to families on the casual list. This is a great way to access initial assessments and gain some strategies to get your started while you await a regular therapy place with Built Like Me or another OT.
Some families require just a few sessions of therapy and this can be a way to access short term services. Other families use this as a step down out of therapy services. It can also work for parents who work shift work.
Spaces on this list are strictly limited to allow access to appointments to all on the list. When places become available applications open for a very short time via the contact form on the website. This is advertised on social Media.
Families have access to an online booking platform and e-mails are sent to the casual list to notify them when a last minute appointment comes up.
Casual appointments can occur via Telehealth or at the clinic. All appointments occur between 9:30 and 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Built Like Me provide tailored professional development sessions for teachers from Kinder to year 12 as well as allied health professionals. Parent education sessions also available.
Workshops are highly interactive and adjusted to suit your teams needs. Built Like Me aims to add to your existing professional knowledge and support you to integrate this into your exisiting skill set. We want to reduce the stress in your classroom, not increase your workload.
Topics may include:
Sensory, Sensory Modulation, understanding Buzz words and their place in education.
Interoception: What is it? Why do educators need to understand it.
Introducing programs around emotions in your classroom.
Challenging Behaviours, understand them, respond well to them.
Understanding Children's mental health.
Incorporating new knowledge and skills around sensory, emotions and behaviour into a crowded curriculum.
Parent Education Sessions:
Education for parents on a variety of topics tailored for your parent community:
What does school readiness look like?
Preparing Children for the social and emotional demands in their next stage of education.
Supporting positive mental health and emotional regulation at home.
Understanding their child's sensory needs.
Addressing challenging behaviours.
When and how to access help.
Presented in an understanding and non judgemental manner by professionals who understand the reality of parenting into todays world.
Wellbeing and staff education for other organisations:
Would your staff benefit from understanding the emotional, sensory and mental health needs of children and young people? Get in touch to see what we can offer you.
For more information check out our Professional Development page and send us an e-mail.