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One priority area from the Equally Well in Victoria framework is ‘sexual and reproductive health and blood borne viruses’. We know that there is a...

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The physical care of people with a mental health problem is increasingly recognised as an essential part of their overall care, and has become a major...


Enduring or chronic physical health conditions frequently have an impact on mental health and wellbeing. Mental health practitioners need to be able...


People with mental illness experience physical health problems at a far higher rate than the rest of the community, and without intervention can...

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