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In this edition:
- Just launched BDI’s Health Professional Resources & Education Hub
- Live Webinar from the National Safety and Quality dMH Standards: ‘Clinical and technical governance’
- Live Webinar from BDI: ‘Setting you up for success with e-Mental Health’
- Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST)
- ‘Be You’ national mental health resources for educators – new disaster response modules
- Multicultural health during Harmony Week (20-26 March)
- TheMHS Awards applications open until April 20th
- WellMob – new blog post
- See the eMHPrac team at these upcoming conferences
- Read the latest dMH research articles
- This month’s featured service: Thirrili
BDI’s Health Professional Resources & Education Hub
Black Dog Institute’s new custom-built platform will provide health professionals and with access to evidence-based online resources, including training modules, webinars, podcasts and e-Mental Health in Practice content.
Live Webinar from the National Safety and Quality dMH Standards:
‘Clinical and technical governance’ for Digital Mental Health Services
When: Tuesday 4 April 2023, 11:00am-12:00pm AEST
Join a panel of experts as they explain how to develop a governance framework.
They will explore:
- How to create a strong strategic direction
- Effective risk and incident management
- Organisational accountability
- Effective management of technical issues such as data security and user accessibility.
Live Webinar from BDI:
‘Setting you up for success with e-Mental Health’
When: Wednesday 5 April, 1pm and 8pm AEST
Did you know that e-mental health resources provide practitioners with a wealth of additional evidence-based treatments? eMHPrac Team members from BDI and QUT will provide you with key insights and digital resources that you can begin to integrate immediately into your everyday practice.
Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST)
The Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST) is a national initiative from the Department of Health that aims to build a common language relating to mental health services or treatments an individual might require. The tool considers a limited number of holistic domains that are important for referral decision making in mental health.
Explore the tool below, or visit the website of your local PHN to find out about training.
‘Be You’ national mental health resources for educators – new disaster response modules
The ‘Responding Together’ domain has recently been updated with two new modules and an enhancement to the natural disasters module, now called Natural disasters and community trauma (NDCT).
The modules empower educators to act effectively to limit the impact of a natural disaster or other events, by recognising and understanding the possible impact on children and young people. To access these, you will need to be a registered Be You user.
Multicultural health during Harmony Week
Harmony Week recognises and celebrates Australia’s diversity. Support the health of patients from diverse cultural backgrounds with Health Translations – a free online library of high-quality translated Australian health and wellbeing information.
TheMHS Awards: Applications open until April 20th
The Mental Health Service (TheMHS) Awards of Australia and New Zealand recognise innovation, research excellence, best practice and lived experience leadership in mental health services. Award winners are honoured at a prestigious ceremony each year, as part of TheMHS Annual Conference (this year 15-18 August, 2023).
WellMob – new blog post
Learning how online resources can be used to enhance your understanding of Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing, intergenerational trauma, and trauma-informed care, so you can work in a more culturally responsive way.
WellMob is an online library of over 280 digital resources that are Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing specific to enable health and frontline workers provide more culturally appropriate care for Indigenous clients.
Catch us at these upcoming conferences
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
20-22 March 2023, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast QLD
Presentation + Trade exhibit
Progressing Mental Health Care for all Young People.
See eMHPrac Director Heidi Sturk present on ‘WellMob: Social and Emotional Wellbeing Online Resources for First Nations Young People’, and visit the eMHPrac team at their trade exhibit.
26-28 April 2023, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast QLD
Presentation + Trade exhibit
The Pinnacle Event for Behavioural Health, Addiction Treatment, and Mental Health Experts.
See eMHPrac Director Heidi Sturk present and visit the eMHPrac team at their trade exhibit.
On our reading radar…
Digital Mental Health: A Practitioner’s Guide
Passos, I. C., Rabelo-da-Ponte, F. D., Kapczinski, F. (Eds.). (2023). Digital Mental Health: A practitioner’s guide. Springer Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10698-9
Australian Psychologists Experiences with Digital Mental Health: a Qualitative Investigation
Scott, S., Knott, V., Finlay-Jones, A.L. et al. Australian Psychologists Experiences with Digital Mental Health: a Qualitative Investigation. J. technol. behav. sci. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41347-022-00271-5
This edition’s featured service…
THIRRILI is a not-for-profit organisation addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention and postvention. They operate from a strengths-based approach and provides support to empower individuals, families and communities. THRRILI aims to provide crucial support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suffering grief, loss and trauma due to the loss of a loved one through suicide or other critical incidents. They provide emotional and practical support to families impacted by a suicide. Their services include a postvention support line available 24/7 staffed entirely by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocates.
Who is THIRRILI for?
THIRRILI is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities impacted by a loss from Suicide or other fatal traumatic incidents.
Is there a cost to use THIRRILI?
There is no cost to use THIRRILI.
How to access THIRRILI
THIRRILI can be accessed online at https://thirrili.com.au/ or by calling 1800 805 801.