Mental Health

Last updated Feb 27, 2020

Plan

Plan your work with helpful tools and resources

Access to Services

Self-Advocacy for the NDIS (Mental Health) - Resource booklet

This resource booklet from IMHA aims to help people experiencing mental health issues to self-advocate for what they need under the NDIS.

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Sit beside me, not above me

Examines ways to support people with lived experience to effectively and safely participate with services, organisations and systems.

Sit beside me, not above me
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Addressing Stigma

National Communications Charter

The National Communications Charter from Life in Mind is a unified approach to mental health and suicide prevention, which supports coordinated and consistent messaging around mental health and suicide prevention.

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Care Coordination and Integration

EMHSCA Shared Care Protocol 2019

This protocol is an agreement between services in the EMR to work together to help deliver consumers and carers the best possible service responses and outcomes.

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EMHSCA Co-location Guide

Improving referral pathways and patient outcomes by sharing knowledge and collaboration between service providers.

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EMHSCA Shared Care Plan Proforma Guide

Designed to provide a single place for recording a person’s recovery plan when they require multiple supports.

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EMHSCA EMR Navigation Wallet Cards 2019

These wallet cards are a useful navigation tool that can be printed and provided to consumers and carers.

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EMHSCA Mental Health Navigation Pictorial

Summarizes accessing mental health treatment needs and psychosocial support needs for clients in the EMR.

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EMHSCA Psychosocial Supports Flow-Chart

Accessing psychosocial supports for adults in the EMR.

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Intervention

Housing, homelessness and mental health: towards systems change

Aims to build a better understanding of the connections between housing, homelessness and mental health.

Housing, homelessness and mental health: towards systems change
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Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways

This is a national study undertaken by Mind Australia and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways
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Practice Tools

Meaningful Engagement for Social Inclusion: A Practice Guide

Helping organisations to create or improve their social inclusion work.

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Working with Interpreters in Mental Health Settings

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health has produced a suite of resources to support mental health practitioners working with interpreters.

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Healthy eating and physical activity for people with mental illness

This resource package was developed to address a gap in simple easy-to-read educational materials to promote healthy eating and physical activity in people with mental illness.

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Prevention

SVA Perspectives: Mental Health

Social Ventures Australia have developed a report which aims to take a systems lens to mental health and wellbeing in Australia.

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Policy

Promoting healthier, happier lives for more Victorians

Promoting healthier, happier lives for more Victorians is VicHealth's submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System 2019.

Promoting healthier, happier lives for more Victorians
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VIC PCPs Submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health July 2019

This submission was prepared by the Victorian Primary Care Partnerships to inform the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health about issues that relate to the prevention of and responses to mental illness.

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The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan

Provides a context for the development of national, state and territory mental health plans.

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Victorian Suicide Prevention Framework 2016-2025

A whole-of-government commitment to reducing suicide and suicidal behaviour.

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Victoria's 10-year Mental Health Plan

A plan to guide investment and drive better mental health outcomes for Victorians.

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Victoria's Mental Health Workforce Strategy

Actions to create the foundations for a sustainable and skilled workforce.

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Useful Websites

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Emerging Minds

Emerging Minds is dedicated to advancing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Australian infants, children, adolescents and their families.

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