Category Archives: Mh Service/program

State Government shake-up will force Dianella and Merri community health services to cut workers

Source: Leader Newspapers TWELVE workers will be axed from Dianella Community Health and up to 17 jobs will go from Merri Community Health Services after a State Government shake-up. Mental Health Minister Mary Wooldridge recently announced changes would be made … Continue reading

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Young Carers Respite and Information Services Programme and the NDIS

What is the Young Carers Respite and Information Services Programme? The Young Carers Respite and Information Services (Young Carers) programme assists young carers who need support to complete their secondary education or the vocational equivalent because of the demands of … Continue reading

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New eHealth program from the Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute’s is launching an online self-help program for people with mild- to- moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress, myCompass. Developed by a team of health professionals at the Institute, and funded by the Department of Health and … Continue reading

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Why Arafemi VIC is a quality organisation

The below feedback was provided by the ARAFEMI VIC Consumer Reference Group on the 8 March 2013. What is special and unique about ARAFEMI? A support worker that comes to your home where someone comes to you rather than you … Continue reading

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The Federal Government’s top mental health adviser has criticised Australia’s “dismal” treatment of mental illness

National Mental Health Commission chairman Allan Fels said a “blind eye” was often turned to mental illnesses afflicting one in five Australians. “Australian mental health policy has been quite good – but the implementation has been dismal.” Professor Fels called … Continue reading

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Other Organisation eNews

VAADA eNews:click here Mental Health Commission: click here Centre of Excellence in Peer Support: click here Vicserv Factsline: click here

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Have you seen the Psychosis Australia website?

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Mind Australia E-Bulletin

The Summer 2013 edition of Open Mind is now available. Some of the stories are: Leading Minds New Mental Health Act Ambassadors give hope Mind’s report back to the community Anti-poverty week Trauma framework Click here to open an interactive … Continue reading

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Reforms to mental health services in Victoria- Keep up to date!

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National Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Forum

The 8th National Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Forum, was held in Cairns, Queensland on 29 and 30 October 2012. A video stream of the Forum is available online for viewing, via the link http://events.knowledgevision.com/staging/8th_National.html. When prompted, type in the password … Continue reading

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