Take the 2023 National Workforce Survey for Child, Parent and Family Mental Health and help shape child mental health planning and policy.

Emerging Minds is conducting the National Workforce Survey for Family, Parent and Child Mental Health again following the success of the inaugural survey in 2020-21. The survey will inform strategies and policy to meet the needs of health, social and community services workers across Australia, and support improved outcomes for infants, children and families. Complete the survey for your chance to win an iPad. There are 5 iPads to be won over two draws.  Be sure to complete the survey early for a chance in both draws. The survey closes on Wednesday, 15th November 2023. If you’re interested in learning more about the survey, the results from more than 1,500 workers who completed the 2020-21 National Workforce Survey are now available on the Emerging Minds website. You can also find free resources for enhancing practitioner learning and more.  

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The high rates of suicide-related behaviour among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, combined with similar evidence relating to LGBTQIA+ people, suggest that there is a need to investigate the compound risk of suicide-related behaviour among people who are both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and LGBTQIASB+. This report highlights gaps in existing data collection and research literature regarding the experiences of this group. It explores the risks to social, cultural and emotional wellbeing, as well as protective factors for suicide, for this group. Further research is needed to improve policy, data, and program service response, particularly following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and government responses. This review recommends that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIASB+ people are treated as a priority group for research, policy and programs that are informed, owned, and driven by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIASB+ people.

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Just released, this new short article focuses on wellbeing challenges for practitioners working remotely who support individuals experiencing family and domestic violence.

Remote service delivery by domestic and family violence (DFV) practitioners has become more widespread since the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid uptake in remote service delivery models (e.g. via phone, email, video calls and messaging) has improved accessibility and efficiency for some clients and services. However, working from home while supporting clients affected by trauma has some downsides for practitioners’ mental health and wellbeing.

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A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Local has opened in the Frankston, providing an easy way to get treatment and support for people aged 26 years and over who are experiencing mental health challenges – including people with co-occurring alcohol and drug treatment and care needs.  

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Local service offering will scale up over time to deliver the full-service model. This means some providers are offering telehealth initially and will build up to face-to-face services, while others may offer wellbeing peer supports prior to introducing clinical treatments and therapies. Consumers can still access Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs while the new services are being established.

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Or call the Partners in Wellbeing team on 1300 375 330.

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