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Fellowship applications now open

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

Applications are now open for the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship, a prestigious program for emerging leaders who have a passion and commitment to improving outcomes for people with lived experience of mental health issues.   The Fellowship is an innovative and experiential leadership initiative that enhances participants’ leadership skills …

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New tool points the way to better mental health

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

Black Dog Institute has released a new version of a free online self-help program for people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress. myCompass offers individuals fourteen interactive learning Activities and a lifestyle Tracking feature. This helps users better understand themselves and learn strategies to improve their mental health. …

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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 …

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, …

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, …