EOI: Lead a mental health innovation in your general practice

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Lead a mental health innovation in your general practice   The PHN and the Black Dog Institute have been working for the past two years with general practices across the region to offer the StepCare service – an innovative mental health service that uses digital health technology.  In that time, over 1400 patients have participated in the initiative, and data …

Dementia Australia expands services

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Dementia Australia’s services are available for individuals, couples, families, groups, and anyone impacted by any form of dementia. Services are available to all Australians, regardless of where they live, and can be accessed in a variety of ways including face-to-face, telephone or online. For the most appropriate service for specific …

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Community services moving to a new location

In News, Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is progressively relocating 19 community services to a purpose-built, centrally-located and service-specific facility in Maroochydore. All these relocations will be complete by the end of March and will have no impact to current service delivery. Mental Health and Addiction Services clinical community services located …

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Doors officially open on new mental health service

In Central Queensland, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Communities in Rockhampton and Bundaberg have welcomed the official opening of new mental health services. The centres have been funded to improve access to a range of psychological therapies. Clients, carers and health professionals can call 1300 219 658 to speak to a trained health professional who will direct you …

RACGP releases new mental health support for GPs

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The RACGP are encouraging general practitioners and other health professionals to take care of their own physical, mental, emotional and social health and to seek support when required. There are multiple barriers that may prevent health professionals accessing mental health services. However self-care and mental health resources and services specifically …

EOIs open to deliver new mental health screening pilot program

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The PHN is working in partnership with Black Dog Institute to offer 10 practices in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie area an innovative mental health pilot program. The program will use digital health technology to screen patients in the waiting room and offer treatment options and make recommendations to the …

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Nurses and GPs role in e-mental heath interventions

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Evidence strongly suggests that Electronic mental health services are effective in managing mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Primary care providers are in a privileged position to embed these technologies into their practice and offer new services to their patients. The benefits of e-mental health services are diverse for both, …

Stepping towards headspace Gympie

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

United Synergies and CCQ welcome the announcement of the location of Gympie’s upcoming headspace centre. The new centre is set to open in early July, providing youth-specific mental health and early intervention services out of premises at 2-4 Horseshoe Bend. United Synergies General Manager, Karen Phillips said the visible presence …