Vision Psychology founded in 2010 is Australia’s largest psychology clinic with 40+ psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and counsellors working together. Vision Psychology is an social business venture of business guru and psychologist Vivian Jarrett. Vivian has a background in business and could see how private psychology practices had not evolved to service the needs of a growing city like Brisbane. With funding for public Mental Health Services in hospitals being cut, the more efficient and cost effective model of a super psychology centre seemed financially viable. The clinic has 8 rooms that are shared by 40 clinicians across 7 days and 12 hours a day. Other creative services include the free emotional health check up which helps those in crisis access free help by an experienced clinician. Vision Psychology has now expanded and a second clinic M1 Psychology opened at Loganholme in October 2015. M1 Psychology now has 20 psychologists and is rapidly expanding. The clinic supports sustainable practice by supporting clinicians with flexible hours, administration staff and professional development.
Sharing a wealth of resources means that the community and the clinicians benefit from a reliable source of income in what was previously a cottage industry. The range of services available is constantly expanding and now include mobile services to aged care and hoarding clients. Vision Psychology recently launched an entrepreneurial venture Makin Tracks which promotes health and well-being in ageing populations. The list of possible social entrepreneurial ventures that are possible are endless and the team at Vision Psychology are dedicated to provide a community wide, accessible and cost effective service to the Australian community.