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Music Therapy Sessions
Music Therapy can support you or your loved one on their journey towards improved health, wellbeing or quality of life. Suitable for people with a range of needs from birth to end stage life. Looking for a music therapist in Melbourne? Find out more
Music Therapy Funding
Music Therapy is an allied health profession but is not yet covered by medicare. There are several organisations that generously provide funding for eligible recipients, so if you're unsure please get in touch and we will try to assist in linking you in with these organisations. Also check out our blog post on the topic!
We are an approved NDIS Registered Provider. Many of our clients have been successful securing music therapy funding through the NDIA which is fantastic.
For further in-depth information on how to navigate the NDIA to access music therapy, please click here.
It's been a very busy couple of months! We are now officially a registered NDIS provider which has just been so amazing for our clients because they are now financially supported in receiving in-home Music Therapy!
If you think your child or loved one would benefit from in-home Music Therapy and you'd like to use NDIS funding, you will need a support letter and evidence of its effectiveness. As long as you are able to demonstrate that MT has been beneficial in promoting development, wellbeing or recovery, the NDIS are very willing to support this ongoing progress. I recommend accessing MT prior to incorporating it into your plan for the best possible outcome. Trying to add it later on is a lot more challenging!
I have also been busy visiting children's hospitals in both Sydney, Brisbane & the Gold Coast on behalf of the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation. We have been extending our Music Matters Grants program into other States in the hope that all children and young people (0-25) diagnosed with a brain tumour have access to Music Therapy Australia-wide. Don't forget, Connor's Run (the RCD Foundation's biggest fundraiser) is coming up in September. If you'd like to register click here.
If you'd like more information about music therapy or how to use NDIS funding to access music therapy, please complete the contact form and I'll be in touch!
I hope you've all had a nice start to the year. I know I have! It is so lovely to be working with such incredible clients. I'm incredibly grateful to be able to do what I do. One of my clients and I recently posed mid-session for her aged care centre newsletter (pic above). We tried our best not to look completely awkward!
On the 20th I'm off to Sydney to visit some children's hospitals which I'm so looking forward to. Sessions are able to be rescheduled that week if needed.
And if you'd like more information about music therapy please complete the contact form.
Can you believe Christmas is well & truly upon us? The silly season is also the busy season and we are certainly feeling it at Music Therapy Wellness. Millie (my pooch) & I will be heading to Brisbane on the 20th December to spend Christmas with my family, so the clinic will be closed until after the New Year. We'll reopen on the 2nd January 2018!
We're currently working on our schedule for January so if you are anticipating you will need a different session time next year, please let me know as soon as possible.
Wishing you all a joyous and relaxing festive season!!
I've had a lot of queries lately about funding opportunities for music therapy so am currently doing a bit of research into options for those who need it most. What I would advise you to do if you require funding is to be proactive and persistent. There are many wonderful organisations who are willing to help you engage in therapies that will make a difference for your child/loved one, but it will take some effort to find these and then complete the application process. The families who often succeed in securing funding are the ones who don't take no for an answer!
The NDIS fund music therapy for those who are already receiving and benefiting from sessions. If music therapy is helping your child achieve their goals, the likelihood is that it will be included in your care plan. A support letter will help.
The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation provide music therapy to people aged 0-25 with brain cancer via their Music Matters Grants.
If your child/loved one is palliative, there are government organisations that will fund music therapy.
For those on the autism spectrum, FaHCSIA/HCWA funding can be used for music therapy provided your RMT is linked in with another of your therapists (i.e. OT, SLP or Psych).
I'll update you as I learn more!
Spring has Sprung! Unfortunately Melbourne just hasn't realised yet. We're keeping our fingers crossed the weather begins to warm up soon.
Now, coming up on Sunday 17th September is the largest event for paediatric brain cancer in Australia- Connor's Run. A fun run where the focus is on enjoying yourself rather than being the fastest. Love that right?
The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation who host the event provide Music Therapy grants to people aged 0-25 experiencing brain cancer. Definitely worth supporting! For more information visit www.connorsrun.com. Might see you there!
We hope you are rugging up in this cold Melbourne weather! I've just arrived back from the Greek Islands (pic below) so am finding the Winter a little hard to adjust to. Stay warm everyone!
The new year is well underway now and we've become busy bees. If you would like to refer yourself or loved one, please complete our enquiry form and I will be in touch.
Please be aware we are only able to offer a limited number of spots to new clients so you may be placed on our waiting list if I'm unable to accommodate you right away.