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.
DHHS - Health services and general practice - coronavirus disease (COVID-19)Resource | 2020
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 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.
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.