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 | 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.
Self-advocacy for the NDIS (mental health)Resource | 2020
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 | 2020
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 | 2019
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 | 2019
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 | 2019
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 | 2019
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.
Keeping child mental health in mindResource | 2019
This document outlines the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health’s (NWC) strategy to support health, social and community professionals in identifying, assessing and supporting infants and children who are at risk of, or currently experiencing, mental health difficulties.
Supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needsResource | 2019
This paper, written by AIFS and Emerging Minds, provides managers, practice leaders, and other decision-makers with practical guidance on supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needs.