Latest News

New service available…Plus Social Program

For people with severe and enduring mental health concerns From 1 July 2018 a new service commenced on the Gold Coast for people with severe mental illness. This service is called the Plus Social program. The Plus Social program provides: Service information, intake and triage service into currently funded Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) […]

People With Disability Australia

Do you know about People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA). It is a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation that is made up of, led and governed by people with disability. They have a vision of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community, in which the human rights, belonging, contribution, potential and diversity of […]

Telehealth Update

On 5 August 2018, as part of their drought relief package, the Australian Government announced changes to the Medicare Better Access telehealth items, effective from Saturday 1 September 2018. The Better Access telehealth items remain available for people living in rural and remote areas (Modified Monash Model regions 4 to 7) but as of 1 […]

Telehealth for rural and remote areas

From 1 November 2017, the Medicare ‘Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners’ (Better Access) initiative expanded to include telehealth (videoconference) consultations with eligible allied health professionals for Australians who are geographically isolated. The introduction of the telehealth measure aims to improve access to mental health services for people living or working in rural […]

Julia Say joins Lakeside Rooms

Lakeside Rooms welcomes the newest member to our team, Julia Say.  Julia will be working at both Coomera and Robina rooms. Julia is a registered psychologist and a new graduate, having completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond University. Julia has a keen interest in working with adolescent and young adult populations to assist […]

13 Reasons Why Season 2

Top tips from… 13 Reasons Why: Our top tips for parents Here are some practical things parents can say and do to help families and teenagers make sense of the show and deal with challenging thoughts and feelings. Please share them with your school community. 1. Read up on the issue of youth suicide. […]

Allow extra time 3-15 April 2018

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 are coming 4-15 April 2018! This is the biggest sporting event to come to Queensland in decades and we all have a vital role to play in the success of GC2018. We need to plan ahead and be prepared to change our usual transport habits, especially those trips made […]

Dr Kristy Goodwin: Hot Tomato Interview 14 March 2018

  Lakeside Rooms in conjunction with Minds & Me, Psychiatry & Psychology is proud to present a must see evening with Dr Kristy Goodwin. Dr Kristy helps confused and concerned parents make informed decisions about how to best manage screen time at home (so that it doesn’t always end in ‘scream time’)… and no, she won’t […]