Our office (reception) is now fully staffed again as of Monday, the 10th of January.
Hope you had a lovely festive season and new year !
PLEASE NOTE: As of January 1st 2022, the federal government has removed regional rebate incentives for telepsychiatry. As a result, regional patients will unfortunately no longer receive additional Medicare rebates for psychiatry services and will be billed at the same rates as metro patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MD, FRANZCP, FGLF, MAICD
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.
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.
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.
MB BS, FRANZCP
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.
MB BS, FRANZCP
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.
MB BS DPM, FRANZCP
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.
BPsych (Hons), BSc
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.
Mara is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist with over ten years experience across all mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, ADD/ADHD, anger, abuse, trauma and relationship issues. Her therapy approach is person-centred, using both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) as well as other appropriate modalities. Mara also focuses on integral holistic therapy, working with emotions and the body, as well as the mind - taking a non-judgmental and empathic listening approach towards higher awareness to complete the journey of self-development.
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.
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.
Medical and Legal Secretarial Diploma
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.
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.
GP clinics send referrals to Akkadian Health via email, fax (08 5117 3206) or secure messaging ('akkadian') for screening and approval.
Akkadian Health will process referrals within one week and contact patients with instructions to book their telehealth appointment online.
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.
If patients seeking Akkadian Health services have attempted to harm themselves or others or are experiencing such thoughts with the intent to carry them out, crisis assessment and support teams are available 24 hours a day across Australia. In South Australia dial 13 14 65 for the Mental Health Triage Service. For other Australian states, visit healthdirect/crisis-management for crisis advice and service contact details. Alternatively, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for support.
For life-threatening emergencies we recommend dialing 000 immediately or attending your nearest hospital emergency department (ED).
Our 'private' services are not appropriate for acute mental health conditions as wait times may apply.
If you are an AHPRA and RANZCP registered Psychiatrist interested in a one month trial or have any further questions, get in touch today.