Occupational therapy for mental health, online, Australia-wide
Umbo provides occupational therapy for people with mental health conditions online, via videolink. It’s an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
What is Umbo?
18 months. That’s how long some people in Australia — particularly those in regional or rural areas — must wait to receive quality speech and occupational therapy.
At Umbo, we aim to start you on our clinical intake process within 1 week of receiving your request for therapy.
Our trained therapists deliver highly effective speech and occupational therapy to anywhere in Australia via an online videolink.
Umbo is a social enterprise and a registered NDIS provider. We also cater to private clients.
How does Umbo work?
Do you need speech pathology or occupational therapy? Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll point you in the right direction.
We’ll discuss your therapy needs, and how we can best help you get connected to an occupational therapy online.
Get connected to an occupational therapist online. We aim to get you started on our clinical intake process in under 1 week.
We work around your needs and schedules to deliver the best outcomes. This could involve our therapists delivering short sessions with a key worker, or being available outside of consultations via phone or text.
Who can use Umbo?
Adults with a mental illness or psychosocial disability
Umbo helps adults with mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities access vital therapy services online. We’ll quickly connect you with some of Australia’s best occupational therapists who have experience with adults.
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Children, adolescents and their families
Umbo helps children, adolescents and their families across Australia access vital therapy services online. We can connect you with some of Australia’s best occupational therapists who have experience with children and adolescents.
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NDIS providers and support coordinators
Umbo can help find a reliable occupational therapist for your client. Make a referral and we’ll connect you to the right clinician.
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We are a registered NDIS provider and we also cater for private clients
Meet some of our therapists
Elly graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Deakin University, Geelong. She grew up and worked in rural Victoria and witnessed the challenges that exist in the delivery of rural healthcare. Therefore, she is passionate about making a difference in this population.
Sooyeon is an occupational therapist who has worked independently and as a member of multidisciplinary teams mainly with elders, children, young people and their families. She believes we all need co-regulator in our lives and co-regulation happens through relationships.
Emily is an occupational therapist who has worked and trained in various paediatric and adult settings within hospitals, schools, preschools, aged care and home environments including rural community health, acute adolescent mental health and outpatient care.
Megan is an occupational therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in clinical mental health and community OT services. She has worked across hospital based and community public mental health services in Australia, the UK and Ireland, holding both clinical and leadership roles within health services.
The Umbo Difference
Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person receiving therapy leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.
At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.
What can occupational therapy help with?
Occupational therapy can help people with activities that they do in their everyday life. This includes helping people with mental health conditions who have difficulty with:
- Planning and carrying out chores or jobs
- Understanding how to count money and create a budget
- Understanding how to deal with different sights/sounds/textures
- Managing emotions in appropriate ways
- Getting dressed, washing and going to the toilet
- Concentrating on a task
- Moving their body how they want to
- Mobilising and travelling safely
Unsure what you need?
No problem, just send us an inquiry explaining the difficulties that you/your child/your family member is having and we can let you know whether a speech pathologist, occupational therapist or other kind of professional would be most appropriate. It’s better to ask and get a clear answer!
“Being introduced to Umbo was a lifesaver”