August 21st, 2021
Dear valued ALSLP clients, parents and carers,
I just wanted to provide an update. At ALSLP the safety and wellbeing of our clients, their families, our team and our communities are all of utmost priority. It is with this in mind that we have given extensive consideration to the safest way to continue to provide you with mental health and emotional support, whilst minimising the risk of compromising physical health, especially of those in our practice and communities who are more vulnerable during this pandemic. We have been carefully following the most current information and advice provided by government, experts and our professional body the Australian Psychological Society.
At this time, our practice will be remaining open, but we will be moving to telehealth or telephone sessions only as of Monday 23rd August. We will resume face to face sessions once lockdown is lifted and we are advised we are able to do so, and will continually review the latest advice and keep you updated as to when this will occur.
Unfortunately any cognitive or ASD assessments which require face to face contact will need to be postponed until our face to face services resume. We are very aware and appreciate that this will case inconvenience to some of you who have been waiting patiently for these assessments, and will be working extra hard to be able to provide your reports as quickly as possible (rather than the usual 2-3 week timeframe) once we are able to complete the assessments.
We also understand that you may want to cancel, and will waive all cancellation fees until further notice. However, I also ask that you give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel, so we can offer other clients the session time.
You can contact us at any time on 0439320444 if you have any concerns or questions. Our clinical and admin teams will be available all week to support you, and will pass messages on to the rest of the team, so please let us know if you need to speak to your own clinician directly. We can also all be contacted on email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be posting frequently and coming to you live also on social media.
We thank you for your understanding during this time, please know the team at ALSLP are here to support you in any way we can. Please stay safe and take care of yourselves and each other,
Naomi and the ALSLP team
Our mission is to assist our clients to build vibrant authentic meaningful lives, based on what they value as important. Our practice model is holistic and considers emotional health and wellbeing in the greater context of movement, nutrition, social connection, sleep, and spirituality.
We are committed to providing a multidisciplinary approach to client care, maintaining (with client consent) excellent communication with GPs and other allied health professionals in order to maximise the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients.
Our Experienced Team
Our highly qualified and experienced team are committed to providing a service which is mindful of and empathic towards the unique needs of rural people, their families, lifestyles and communities.
Clients’ privacy and confidentiality are imperative. For a link to our confidentiality policy, please click here.
Our practice operates from a convenient, rural location at Station Street Wellbeing Centre, Boort. Boort is situated halfway between the larger centres of Swan Hill and Bendigo, with an approximate 30-45 minute proximity to several small communities including Pyramid Hill, Kerang, Quambatook, Wedderburn, Korong Vale, Charlton, Wycheproof, Barham, Cohuna and Inglewood.
We are also outreaching to Cohuna, Kerang & Wycheproof.