29
Nov 18

Beyond Blue Spotlight: Police and Emergency Services Program

Author:Ash Natesh

Emergency Services personnel are always at the forefront when it comes to helping distressed citizens. They do an exceptional job in alleviating stress in emergency situations. The nature of emergency service work routinely exposes workers to trauma. However, a culture of stigma continues to prevent those who need help from seeking it. Because of this, … Continue reading Beyond Blue Spotlight: Police and Emergency Services Program

01
Nov 18

Case Study: Telehealth

Author:Ash Natesh

In 2014-2015, NSW Police and Ambulance transported 60% of mental health consumers who called Triple Zero in HNELHD. Of the ones who were transported, 46% of the patients were not admitted to the Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre or Emergency Department at Calvary Mater Newcastle hospital. People who are not admitted appropriately are often left to … Continue reading Case Study: Telehealth

21
Jun 18

Engaged staff are the key to high quality Mental Health services – but how?

Author:Sasha Eden

Research has clearly shown that happier staff are more productive. When we are interested and challenged by our work, believe in the vision of the organisation, and are empowered by our leaders, we put more energy into bringing that vision to life. We personally invest in the team’s collective success and own the challenges along … Continue reading Engaged staff are the key to high quality Mental Health services – but how?

05
Feb 18

How to achieve an integrated mental health system

In 2015 the Government announced the biggest reforms to the mental health sector in decades.  The aim?  To create an integrated mental health system that would deliver better outcomes for people living with mental illness. Three years on, while reform set the wheels in motion, we’re yet to see significant change.   So how do we … Continue reading How to achieve an integrated mental health system

09
Dec 16

How much is mental health costing your organisation?

An intensive report released by Price Waterhouse Coopers has revealed that mental health is costing Australian businesses up to $10.9 billion a year.  Compensation claims continue to be one the greatest costs to most businesses, costing up to $146 billion a year, but are you aware of the hidden costs? Price Waterhouse Coopers have identified … Continue reading How much is mental health costing your organisation?

07
Oct 16

Do you know how to provide psychological first aid?

“If somebody collapses due to a physical illness such as a heart attack in the work environment, at school, at a stadium, a concert, on public transport, in the street or at home, that person is likely to get help from somebody who knows about physical health first aid. If somebody experiences a severe acute … Continue reading Do you know how to provide psychological first aid?

27
Sep 16

Mental health hospitalisation rates vastly higher in remote areas

Residents of regional and remote areas are far more likely to spend time in hospital for mental health issues than those living in cities, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Mental health hospitalisation rates for the 2013-14 period were highest in remote areas at 1,096 per 100,000 … Continue reading Mental health hospitalisation rates vastly higher in remote areas

21
Sep 16

Mental Health Reform: Change management as important as change itself

Change is an inevitable part of any nation’s development. Fifty years ago the Commonwealth moved our nation’s currency from English pounds, shillings and pence, to a decimal system with the Australian dollar. This important reform was a substantial undertaking with years spent on planning and developing designs, as well as a comprehensive education campaign to bring … Continue reading Mental Health Reform: Change management as important as change itself