Access medical specialists – anywhere, anytime

Akkadian Health connects patients to high quality and affordable psychiatrists and other mental health professionals via secure telehealth consultations anywhere across Australia.

We want to help

Akkadian Health was founded by a group of like-minded psychiatrists, technologists and business executives who believe that high quality and affordable healthcare should be equally available to everyone – anywhere and anytime.

What we do

Access high quality & affordable mental health professionals

In regional and rural Australia there are up to five times fewer psychiatrists than in major cities.

Even in metropolitan areas, access to psychiatrists can be challenging.

Akkadian Health connects you with high quality and affordable psychiatrists via a secure video consultation platform. We now have psychologists and mental health clinicians who work closely with your treating psychiatrist to achieve the best possible mental health outcomes.

Reduce travel & improve access

Almost one-third of patients in remote and rural Australia travel up to five hours to receive medical services.

Commuting and spending time in waiting rooms impacts every one while juggling health concerns, work, family and other commitments.

Akkadian Health lets you access mental health professionals via secure video consultation from the comfort of your own home without the inconvenience of travel and waiting rooms. All you need is a stable internet connection.

Promote active patient engagement

Informed patients are more likely to engage in their therapy process – resulting in higher levels of self-management of illness, less substance abuse and improved recovery.

Akkadian Health leverages its own proprietary digital technologies to actively engage you with your ongoing treatment by providing personalised health information and offering streamlined efficient services.

What makes us different?

Collaborative care

Akkadian Health's innovative and collaborative care model allows psychiatrists, mental health clinicians, GPs and patients to jointly discuss and action treatment plans. Our team of professionals work together.

Experience

Akkadian Health was co-founded by Dr Jörg Strobel, a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist who has provided high-quality telepsychiatry services to rural South Australia for over 10 years. Our founding team combines decades of business, technology and clinical experience.

Latest technologies

Akkadian Health takes a digital-first approach - using proprietary and secure digital health technologies to actively engage patients with their treatment, deliver tailored health information and provide streamlined efficient services.

Meet our team

Dr Jörg Strobel

MD, FRANZCP, FGLF
Co-Founder and Medical Director

Jörg has been serving patients in regional and rural South Australia for more than 10 years using telehealth. Based on his extensive telepsychiatry experience, coupled with his 30 years of clinical experience, Dr Strobel leads Akkadian Health’s telepsychiatry services.

Dr Stefan Enderling

M. Eng, PhD, GAICD.
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Stefan co-founded Akkadian Health to bring much needed high-quality healthcare to rural and regional Australia. He has over 10 years of experience in developing and leading private and publicly listed life science and technology companies.

John Fouyaxis

BSc, BEngBiomed (Hons), BPsych (Hons)
Co-Founder and Head of Technology

John has developed leading-edge digital technologies for over 20 years. Combining this experience with his thirst for knowledge and passion for mental health, John drives the digital health technology offerings of Akkadian Health.

Dr Angela Okungu

MB BS, FRANZCP
Consultant Psychiatrist

Angela has extensive experience working in the public health system within South Australia. As a general psychiatrist she has a particular interest in mood disorders (depression), anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. Dr Okungu strongly believes a collaborative approach amongst health professionals is crucial in helping patients along their journey to recovery.

Dr Titus Mohan

MB BS, FRANZCP
Consultant Psychiatrist

Titus is a senior psychiatrist with 20 years of experience. His interests include management of acute psychiatric conditions, assessing biopsychosocial aspects of chronic mental health issues and collaborating closely with GPs. Dr Mohan offers diagnostic assessments and pragmatic management plans along with short follow-ups to ensure psychiatric management is consolidated to each unique set of circumstances.

Dr Edward Ko Ko Aung

MB BS DPM, FRANZCP
Consultant Psychiatrist

Edward (KoKo) graduated from the University of Rangoon, Myanmar, in 1991 - moving to Australia in 1996 to complete his psychiatrist training at the University of Adelaide. He has worked at Glenside, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and in private rooms at Health on Kensington. He is an active member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. His special interest areas include Neuropsychiatry, and adult ADHD and related disorders.

Dr Simon Barritt

MBCHB, FRANZCP
Consultant Psychiatrist

Simon has been a registered psychiatrist for the last ten years and after working through the public mental health system he has seen patients through Telehealth for the last two and a half years. Simon originated from the UK and came to Australia via NZ where he had engaged in all of his psychiatry training. Simon prefers to have a broad interest in general psychiatry and feels most at ease with the assessment and management of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD and ADHD.

Dr Lukas Cheney

BA, MBBS(hons), FRANZCP, Cert. Psychotherapy Psych
Consultant Psychiatrist

Lukas is a registered psychiatrist with specialist training in psychotherapies for personality disorder and complex trauma. He also has a broader interest in the intersection between psychotherapy, medical interventions and lifestyle factors to help people overcome challenges and live well. Lukas is a dual citizen of Australia and The United States with family in both countries, but his medical training and professional life have all been located in Australia.

Dr Jonathan Fry

MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP, Dip CBPsychotherapy, FPOA
Consultant Psychiatrist

Jonathan graduated in Medicine from the University of NSW in Sydney and commenced work at Concord Hospital in 1988. He trained in psychiatry in the UK, specialising in the Psychiatry of Old Age. He has worked in Adelaide since 2005, in both public and private practice. Currently he is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist in the Northern Older Persons Mental Health Service based in Modbury. He is engaged in a systematic research project through JBI Adelaide University, investigating Hoarding Disorder in older persons. In his practice with Akkadian, Jonathan sees older persons with mental health problems or dementia, from age 50 and over, for comprehensive assessments and reports (MBS: 291).

Kylie Agnew

BPsych (Hons), BSc
Consultant Psychologist

Kylie is an AHPRA registered (and NDIS accredited) psychologist and APS member. She has experience providing evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, personality disorders, stress, grief, and interpersonal difficulties across a wide range of clients. Her therapeutic style is warm and practical, and her clients feel understood, accepted and equipped with psychological tools to use every day. She draws from treatment modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Kerri Pezos

BPsych, BSocSc(Psyc) (Hons)
Consultant Psychologist

Kerri is AHPRA registered psychologist and member of the AAPi. Kerri has a person-centred approach to therapy, working collaboratively with clients to assist develop greater self-awareness, understand their struggles, address barriers, and develop existing strengths, in order to attend to treatment goals and personal growth. Kerri's interests include working with individuals with interpersonal difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, adult ADHD, and sexual health issues. Kerri integrates therapeutic approaches according to the need of the client, such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills training, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, and Supportive Psychotherapy.

Nina Sabetzadeh

BSocialWork
Consultant Mental Health Clinician

Nina is a Social Worker and AASW member with extensive experience in the Mental Health fields. Her interests include early intervention within Mental Health, treatment of depression and anxiety, stress management and interpersonal difficulties. She is competent in a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Solution focused Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her working style is warm and empathetic. Nina endeavours to build a supportive and collaborative relationship with people of all ages and backgrounds by tailoring treatment to suit the person’s needs and desired therapeutic goals.

Christine Latham

BNurse
Consultant Mental Health Nurse

Christine is an AHPRA Registered Nurse. She has substantial experience within acute/rehabilitation mental health settings, across both public and private hospitals. Christine provides therapeutic support, assessment and education to her clients with much empathy and kindness - working with a special interest and knowledge in the areas of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Adult ADHD, Personality and mood disorders.

Carmen de Kock Wouters

BNurse
Consultant Mental Health Nurse

Carmen is a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Over the course of the last 11 years, she has gained experience working alongside a diverse range of clientele - adolescent, adult and geriatric. Carmen is committed to providing better health services, patient-centred care, and care delivery that is grounded in contemporary evidence-based research and practice. Passionate about Mental Health and the normalisation of mental health concerns, Carmen takes a strengths-based approach to support the needs of each individual client in managing their mental health challenges.

Fiona Dennis

Medical and Legal Secretarial Diploma
Senior Admin

Fiona has worked in an administrative capacity within health and education supporting psychologists, medical specialists and other health and teaching professionals. She has performed general reception/administration roles as well as Research Assistant, Clinical Trials Assistant and Practice Manager positions and has developed a broad and specialised set of skills over this time. Fiona has a strong interest in the correlation between the gut/brain axis and the impact of nutrition on mental health. She has undertaken nutrition studies built on a vitalistic philosophy, completing certificates on the Fundamentals of Nutrition and Advanced Fundamentals of Nutrition in 2019.

How it works

Akkadian Health has established an easy Book & Connect process to link psychiatrists and other mental health professionals with their patients.

Please review our new FAQ for more detailed information about 'how it works' and what to expect.

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Step 1: Book

GPs send referrals to Akkadian Health via email, fax (08 5117 3206) or secure messaging ('akkadian') for screening and approval.

Akkadian Health processes referrals within 1-2 weeks and contacts patients with instructions to book their telehealth appointment online.

For adult ADHD Assessments, if you have a copy of your GP referral letter, follow our streamlined ADHD Assessment service where you can upload your referral, pay for your consult and book your first appointment immediately online.

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Step 2: Connect

Patients simply join their telehealth video consultation session from home by clicking on the secure link provided in the email/SMS invitation.

GPs and other clinicians have the option to join the session.

Further questions?

If you are an AHPRA and RANZCP registered Psychiatrist interested in a one month trial or have any further questions, get in touch today.