Thursday 8 September 2016
To progress planning of the Veterans’ mental health precinct, a governance structure consisting of an oversight panel and five workgroups has been established. The workgroups include: model of care, research, partnerships, memorialisation and building design.
More information about the oversight panel and workgroups is available below.
• Issue 5: available here
• Issue 6: available here
• Issue 7: available here
• Issue 8: available here
• Issue 9: available here
A Centre for Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Expert Advisory Panel was established to advise the government about the model of care required and a location for mental health services for veterans. For more information you can read the veterans Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Centre for Excellence Expert Advisory Panel Report here or you can view the panel bulletins below.
Issue 1: available here
Issue 2: available here
Issue 3: available here
Issue 4: available here
Under Transforming Health, all services currently received by Veterans and the community, including all clinical services currently provided at the Repatriation General Hospital, will continue at different locations across metropolitan hospitals. Below is a document containing frequently asked questions for Veterans Mental health. More information is available here.
Thursday 22 September 2016
This free training event is designed for managers and leaders of a lived experience workforce within the NGO and Government sectors. The course has been co-developed by workers and leaders from the public and non-government mental health sectors. The aim of the course is to; Support leaders to increase their confidence in leading the Lived Experience Workforce; Provide opportunities for leaders to connect; Partner across sectors and share strategies, in order to develop SA’s Lived Experience Workforce into the future. You can register here to attend the event. The full flyers is available below.
Friday, 23 September 2016
To celebrate Dementia Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s Australia SA will host an event to raise awareness of dementia and showcase local and nationally renowned guest speakers. You can register for the free event here.
Friday, 23 September 2016
Sufferers and carers of those who suffer with Asthma are invited to attend a session on living well with Asthma. The session aims to increase knowledge and confidence in Asthma management. The course will provide an understanding of:
- Asthma Symptoms;
- Various triggers and how to manage them;
- Medications available and how they help asthma;
- Asthma symptom control and how to achieve it;
- Written Asthma Action Plans;
- Asthma First Aid.
You can find out more and register here.
Headspace Woodville has launched a free group program called SMART recovery. The program is designed for young people aged 16-25 with problematic behaviours, including addiction to alcohol and other drugs, cigarettes, gambling, Internet use and gaming, food, shopping, or anything else. The SMART Recovery group sessions will be held on Monday afternoons from 4 - 5.30pm starting Monday September 26th. To find out more visit the SMART recovery website here
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Many people across SA live with hearing voices or other experiences commonly labelled as psychosis and find ways to cope and even thrive. The Community Health Onkaparinga is hosting the Many Voices festival, at the Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga Centre. The festival is an opportunity to celebrate differences and experiences. The event is free and will include music dance and theatre. The full flyer is available below.