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This report is an evaluation of a demonstration coordinated by Health Workforce New Zealand. The credential aims to recognise and boost the skills and knowledge of registered nurses who work with patients with mental health and addiction needs.
This evaluation report finds credentialing:...
Resettled refugees are vulnerable. They have high levels of mental health problems, but low uptake of mental health care. Evidence suggests that poor Mental Health Literacy (MHL) or poor knowledge and understanding of the nature and treatment of mental health problems is a major factor...
This research project will provide policy-makers and housing practitioners with new knowledge into the future housing and support needs of people with dementia. It will advance strategies to support tenants, extend their capacity to age-in-place and improve service coordination in this area.
Along with many other sectors – including disability, health and housing – the funding of mental health services is undergoing significant reform from a block funded model to ‘client directed’ or ‘individualised’ funding. This shift promises to give individual clients greater choice...
Overview: Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide...
This study of gender diverse and transgender young people reveals high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety.
This report is the culmination of many months of engagement across Australia with young people aged between 14 and 25 who have shared...
Intended to generate a more skilled arts and mental health workforce and employ more innovative models of delivery, these protocols and guidelines have been developed to better equip artists and mental health workers to develop successful projects.
This chapter discusses some of the complex issues surrounding the notion of cultural competence—and the critical need for practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, understandings and attributes to be responsive in diverse cultural settings. The argument for culturally competent mental health practitioners and services is situated...
This study is intended to develop a better understanding of the role played by work injury in mental health and suicidality by understanding the ways in which the Victorian WorkCover system impacts on the mental health of workers with long-term injuries.
This article argues that it is imperative that psychologists working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today have a deep understanding of the impact of the traumatic history of the Stolen Generations.
The ‘Stolen Generations’ refers to Aboriginal children who...