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Doors officially open on new mental health service

In Central Queensland, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Communities in Rockhampton and Bundaberg have welcomed the official opening of new mental health services. The centres have been funded to improve access to a range of psychological therapies. Clients, carers and health professionals can call 1300 219 658 to speak to a trained health professional who will direct you …

RACGP releases new mental health support for GPs

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The RACGP are encouraging general practitioners and other health professionals to take care of their own physical, mental, emotional and social health and to seek support when required. There are multiple barriers that may prevent health professionals accessing mental health services. However self-care and mental health resources and services specifically …

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EOIs open to deliver new mental health screening pilot program

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The PHN is working in partnership with Black Dog Institute to offer 10 practices in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie area an innovative mental health pilot program. The program will use digital health technology to screen patients in the waiting room and offer treatment options and make recommendations to the …

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Nurses and GPs role in e-mental heath interventions

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Evidence strongly suggests that Electronic mental health services are effective in managing mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Primary care providers are in a privileged position to embed these technologies into their practice and offer new services to their patients. The benefits of e-mental health services are diverse for both, …

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Stepping towards headspace Gympie

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

United Synergies and Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN welcome the announcement of the location of Gympie’s upcoming headspace centre. The new centre is set to open in early July, providing youth-specific mental health and early intervention services out of premises at 2-4 Horseshoe Bend. United Synergies General Manager, …

Peer workers to boost mental health services in Wide Bay

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Mental health services in the Wide bay have received a boost with the addition of 11 fully qualified peer workers providing lived experience counselling across Hervey Bay and Bundaberg. Carey Thomson, who has been a mental health peer worker for the Community Care Unit in Bundaberg since 2015 said that …

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Provide psychological services under the new Stepped Care program

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

As the preferred provider for Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN’s Stepped Care model, Artius health is looking to build their network of mental health service providers. Artius health are now calling for expressions of interest from capable, reliable, well qualified and dedicated mental health professionals who are looking …

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Expression of Interest: National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Queensland Mental Health Commission invites interested mental health consumers and carers to apply for the following positions as representatives on the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum: Queensland Consumer Representative Queensland Carer Representative About: The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) was established in 2002 by …

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Australia’s new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health, is now live

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

A new website that links Australians to online and phone mental health services, information and resources is now live. Head to Health connects people to trusted online and phone mental health services appropriate for their individual needs. The tools are designed to support health professionals and help people access support before …

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PHN provides access to therapy training for metal health professionals across Central Queensland

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN recently funded Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) training for mental health professionals from across Central Queensland. The training was held in Rockhampton and was attended by psychologists, counsellors, social workers and case managers from various agencies across the region. Dr Ingrid Wagner facilitated the …

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Caloundra seeks local responses to suicide prevention

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Caloundra Community Centre is canvassing community members, health professionals and local organisations who are interested in forming a working group to explore local responses to the prevention of suicide in Caloundra. The working group will also inform and work collaboratively with a reference group for the Hinterland and Sunshine Coast. …

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A head start for mental health in Gympie

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to invest in mental health services for young people in Gympie. PHN General Manager for the Sunshine Coast, Kath Thompson said the decision clearly met the local need, identified through community engagement and a thorough assessment of the …

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Supporting the rights of patients

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

An Independent Patient Rights Adviser can give patients and support persons information about their rights under the Mental Health Act 2016. Their role is to assist patients and support persons to work with the treating team to enhance patient care. They are independent from the mental health team and are …

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Zach’s Ceremony screening for free on the Sunshine Coast

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The local Health Partnership has arranged a free screening of the critically acclaimed Indie film ‘Zach’s Ceremony’. It focuses on the personal struggles of identity and culture faced by a young Aboriginal man. Audiences will develop a greater understanding of the significance of cultural practices in forming a basis for …