The PPE guidance applies to all mental healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors, allied health, lived experience workforce, psychosocial disability support workers and other staff that are in direct contact with mental health consumers.
DHHS - Health services and general practice - coronavirus disease (COVID-19)Resource | 2022
This Department of Health and Human Services Victoria (DHHS) page contains The latest COVID-19 information and resources for health professionals.
Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) for Contact and Droplet PrecautionsResource | 2020
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.
Equally well in Victoria: Physical health framework for specialist mental health servicesResource | 2019
This framework provides information to help mental health services and clinicians. It describes a range of initiatives for organisations and clinicians to work in partnership with consumers and carers to tailor treatment, and discuss physical health in the context of a recovery plan.
WHO guidelines: Management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disordersResource | 2018
WHO’s “Guidelines on management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders” provide evidence-based, up-to-date recommendations to practitioners on how to recognize and manage comorbid physical and mental health conditions.
Australia’s Mental and Physical Health TrackerResource | 2018
Australia’s Mental and Physical Health Tracker is the first Australian study to quantify the risks of physical health conditions contributing to a wide range of mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.
Equally Well Consensus StatementResource | 2017
Equally Well aims to improve the quality of life of people living with mental illness by providing equal access to quality health care. The Equally Well Consensus Statement outlines six essential elements that provide guidance to health services.
Keeping Body and Mind Together - Improving the physical health of people with mental illnessResource | 2015
This RANZCP report is one in a series that examines the barriers to health care for people with both mental and physical illness, and what can be done to reduce these barriers.
National Health Survey: Mental Health and co-existing physical health conditionsResource | 2015
This publication provides a cross-section of results from the National Health Survey, 2014-15. It provides an overview of selected characteristics of people with co-existing health conditions, in particular, people with co-existing mental and physical health conditions.
Koolin Balit, Victorian Government Strategic Directions for Aboriginal Health 2012-2022Resource | 2015
Koolin Balit is the Vic Gov's strategic direction for Aboriginal health 2012 - 2022. Koolin Balit sets out what the DHHS, together with Aboriginal communities, other parts of government and service providers, will do to achieve the government's commitment to improve Aboriginal health.