October is Mental Health Month
Mental Health Month aims to raise awareness about mental health issues. It is held in October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day (10 October).
Health Minister Sussan Ley last week announced significant structural reform of the mental health system is expected by the end of the year. The announcement follows the review released earlier this year which found existing mental health programs and services to be “fragmented, disjointed and tragically people continue to fall through the cracks”. This reform is a great opportunity for COORDINARE to work with the Commonwealth, Local Health Districts, our local Clinical Councils, Community Advisory Committee and other service providers to find ways to support better health outcomes for mental health in the region. Read more >
There are a number of events taking place across the region including an information session on 'Navigating teen depression and substance use' on 28 October. It will be presented by the Black Dog Institute and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Drug and Alcohol Service. Find out more >
The Black Dog Institute has developed a series of on-demand webinars on e-Mental Health which aim to make GPs familiar with the resources available and confident in incorporating them into patient care.