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Public Consultation for the “Development of a Framework for Secondary Use of My Health Record System Data” project

HealthConsult on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health has released a fact sheet outlining ways in which you can participate in the upcoming Public Consultation Process for the “Development of a Framework for Secondary Use of My Health Record System Data” project. Consumer input is encouraged to ensure that each component of the Framework appropriately reflects the views of the community. HCA will share the information on the consultations are it is released. You can register your interest in participating in the public consultation process by visiting here or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For further details about the project please contact Lisa Fodero on (02) 9261 3707 or Christopher Mount on (02) 6289 1906

Fact Sheet 2: How to participate in the Public Consultation Process for the “Development of a Framework for Secondary Use of My Health Record System Data” project

Feedback is sought on the Consultation Draft of the South Australian Action Plan for People Living with Borderline Personality Disorder 2017-2020

Thursday 8 September 2016

The South Australian Mental Health Commissioner (SAMHC) invites comment on the Consultation Draft of the South Australian Action Plan for People Living with Borderline Personality Disorder 2017-2020, the draft plan is available here. Once feedback has been received on this Consultation Draft the Action Plan will be finalised and presented to the Hon Leesa Vlahos MP, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse. For more information phone Tracey Hutt on 8463 6112 or email her here This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Veterans Mental Health Services: Working groups

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 

Veterans Mental Health Services: Expert Advisory Panel

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

Veterans’ Mental Health Precinct Frequently Asked questions

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.


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Events

Training: Leading Lived Experience in the Workplace

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. 

Training: Leading Lived Experience in the Workplace: Flyer

Dementia Awareness Day: International Action on Dementia

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.

Asthma Foundation SA: Live Well with Asthma session

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: SMART Recovery

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

Many Voices: Festival

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. 

Many Voices Festival - Flyer


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