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Date:2008-12; Dated: Jul.-Dec. 2008




Mental Health Services -- Australia, Central -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Mental Health -- Periodicals

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Mental Health Association of Central Australia

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Alice Springs


no. 18

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44 Collaborations for Life is a project of the General Practice Network NT aimed at increasing the capacity of primary health care practitioners to identify and manage suicide risk in general practice through the development of local resources and training. The Collaborations for Life resources and training will reflect the need for primary health care providers to work collaboratively within a diverse team including allied health, mental health specialists, and social and welfare workers to address the complex risk factors associated with acute mental health conditions such as suicide risk. Working within a community development framework, Project Officer Kelly-lee Hickey, has been undertaking consultation with key stakeholders including primary health care providers, community agencies, mental health services and community members to map local referral networks and response protocols for suicide risk. This consultation will inform the development of a suite of resources that can be used by primary health care providers at the point of consultation to provide evidence based, patient centered collaborative care plans for community members with suicide risk and risk factors. The resource will be accompanied by multi-disciplinary training centered on an interactive case study. The training will develop GP skills in suicide risk assessment, collaborative care planning and providing ongoing care for patients resolving suicide risk factors. Representatives from local referral networks will be involved in presenting the training to increase GP awareness of the diversity of referral pathways available for patients experiencing suicide risk. X GP Network NT invites all interested stakeholders to share their ideas and experiences in suicide prevention to assist in the development of these resources. For further information, please contact the Suicide Prevention project officer at GP Network NT on 8982 1000 or email kelly.hickey@gpnnt.org.au Helping GPs manage suicide risk in General Practice Excellence in Primary health care Collaborations for Life ... Are you caring for someone who has a mental illness ? Or concerned a person you care for may be experiencing a mental illness? Mental Health Carers NT Provides emotional support, accurate information and links to services for carers and families of people living with a mental illness Mental Health Carers NT can help you to u Cope with the realisation that someone you know has a mental illness u Seek appropriate help u Educate yourself about mental illness and how to cope u Discover your rights under the Mental Health Act andthe Carers Recognition Act We encourage carers to focus on their own wellbeing by offering free yoga classes & other recreational activities Ph: (08) 8953 1467 Please call or visit Tracey Hatchard at the Alice Springs office 9.00am-3.00pm Monday Friday 13 Stuart Terrace (upstairs of the Salvation Army Hall) Alice Springs Learn silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. Be grateful to those teachers. Kahlil Gibran Na tio na l MH Tr ain ing

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