"I just can't find hope, but counselling is helping me."

About: Brisbane MIND (Brisbane North PHN)

(as the patient),

I am a pensioner who has a husband and an elderly parent. I have found my counsellor quite helpful, though confronting in my dilemma. However, I cannot see my future changing in any way. I just can't find hope! In my instance, I have six free sessions and must apply if I need more.

I find I am withdrawing socially as my lack of hearing worsens. The demand on me does not cease and I feel I am running around in circles.

I like my counsellor very much. She tells me there is hope for me, but I can't see it. I don't know where to start. But there is a limit on sessions.

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Response from Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local

Dear POMAY05,

Thank you for your feedback. It is promising to hear that so far, you have found your counsellor and the Brisbane MIND program to be helpful.

You are correct that there are a limited number of sessions you can access under our program. This is the reason it is important that throughout your treatment you keep in contact with your GP to discuss your progress and further treatment options. If your GP or counsellor are unsure about what options are available to you, they are welcome to contact the Brisbane MIND program for more information.

In addition, you can call the confidential Lifeline 24 hour support service at any time on 13 11 14.

Kind Regards,

Brisbane MIND Program Manager.

Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local.

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