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.
COVID-19 Pandemic Plan for the Victorian Health SectorResource |
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.
DHHS - Health services and general practice - coronavirus disease (COVID-19)Resource |
This Department of Health and Human Services Victoria (DHHS) page contains coronavirus (COVID-19) resources, information, plans and guides for health professionals.
Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) for Contact and Droplet PrecautionsPhysical health | Workplace wellbeing & practice support |
This 4-minute video from Melbourne Health describes the correct process for putting on and for safely removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Please check current guidelines for what level of precautions are required for suspected, confirmed or critical coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
Self-advocacy for the NDIS (mental health)Resource |
This booklet from IMHA is for people who experience mental illness and want to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The booklet contains 9 modules including "Learning how to self advocate", "NDIS plan preparation" and one module for support people.
Mental Health Intensive Care FrameworkResource |
Mental health intensive care is a specialist care type that provides supportive, therapeutic engagement to individuals experiencing increased vulnerability during an acute phase of mental illness. The framework identifies contemporary, best practice principles.
Mental health services - in briefResource |
Mental health services in Australia (MHSA) provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians. Mental health services—in brief is the yearly companion publication to the online report.
VTMH Resources for mental health practitioners working with interpretersResource |
Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) launched a new suite of resources to support mental health practitioners working with interpreters in October 2019. Resources include a poster, a booklet and the project report.
Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP)Resource |
The CBPATSISP clearing house has compiled a range of resources which contain a wealth of relevant and highly useful information.
Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, 2019: The consumer and carer perspectiveResource |
The National Mental Health Commission has released a report outlining consumer and carer experiences of mental health care as part of the Commission’s role in independently monitoring and reporting on progress of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.