Advice on COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers

Advice on COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers

NSW Ministry of Health Mental Health Branch has provided the following advice to providers on the requirement for health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by 30 September 2021. This information is provided by the Ministry regarding the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 “In summary, we can confirm that […]

A life changed: understanding mental health through the lens of trauma

Peer Worker, Peer Supervisor and Trainer in mental health details her experiences and how a trauma framework to mental health changed her understanding and life. “You can never accurately predict what tomorrow will bring. Emma eight years ago would never have predicted the Emma writing about herself today.” Eight years ago, Emma had just completed […]

Community sector supporting preventative care for people with mental health conditions

Community psychosocial organisations play a valuable role preventing physical poor health in people with mental health conditions, a recent study by the University of Newcastle described in a peer reviewed paper co-authored by Mental Health Coordinating Council. People living with mental health conditions have a reduced life expectancy of approximately 10 years compared to the […]

MHCC responses to consultations on the National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for community managed organisations

Mental Health Coordinating Council welcomed the opportunity to respond to consultations on the development of National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for community managed organisations. The standards are being developed by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care in consultation with community managed organisations (CMOs) peak bodies, consumers, carers, healthcare providers, […]

Digital Skills for Living Project to improve basic IT skills for people with lived experience

Mental Health Coordinating Council has launched a new project to enhance digital skills among consumers accessing the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative and Community Living Supports programs. The Digital Skills for Living Project is in response to increasing digital service delivery and the need to eliminate barriers to access services. The training aims to meet […]

New COVID-friendly format for Meet Your Neighbour networking event

A global pandemic has affected many people’s ability to stay connected with each other. At a time when we needed each other the most, we have been cautioned to stay away to slow the spread. At the height of the pandemic in 2020, Mental Health Coordinating Council was unable to facilitate face-to-face networking events for […]