This guide is designed to support mental health professionals (practitioners) to learn to safely and effectively use telephone and video technology (telehealth) to deliver mental health services. MindSpot is funded by the Australian Government.
Pandemic Kindness MovementResource | 2020
The Pandemic Kindness Movement was created by clinicians across Australia, working together to support all health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have curated respected, evidence-informed resources and links to valuable services to support the wellbeing of the health workforce.
Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System Interim ReportResource | 2019
The Royal Commission interim report contains a number of priority recommendations that address immediate needs and lay the foundations for a new approach to mental health. This is the first of two major reports by the Commission and represents a stocktake of what the Commission has learned so far.
Cultural Safety for Health Professionals portalResource | 2020
This portal aims to support teaching health professionals to critically reflect on the concept of cultural safety and to deliver safe, accessible and responsive healthcare that is free from racism. Links are provided here to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and cultural safety resources.
Integrated Trauma Recovery Service ModelResource | 2016
This document describes the specialist work done by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST, known as Foundation House). It describes the integrated nature of their approach to working with and for survivors of torture and other traumatic events who come from refugee backgrounds.
Mental Health Nursing in the time of COVID-19 - CPN Resource pageResource | 2020
The Centre for Psychiatric Nursing has put together a page of resources to support their community of Mental Health Nurses and people with Lived Experiences during these uncertain times in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
COVID-19 Pandemic Plan for the Victorian Health SectorResource | 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic Plan for the Victorian Health Sector sets out a four-stage response to COVID-19. The plan is flexible and proportionate to the current risk and will be updated as we learn more about the virus.
Normal life has been disrupted - Managing the disruption caused by COVID-19Resource | 2020
This Occupational Therapy guide has been compiled by Lorrae Mynard, a Melbourne-based occupational therapist and published by Occupational Therapy Australia. This is general information intended to support people in managing the present pandemic-related occupational disruption.