The Board of Capital Health Network Ltd (CHN) is proud to announce the appointment of Ms Megan Cahill to the role of CEO.
A new mental health program for same-sex attracted and gender diverse people aged 16 and over will be available soon in the ACT.
Equal Ground aims to address research that suggests a disproportionate number of same-sex attracted and gender diverse people experience poorer mental health outcomes, and have a higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.
These outcomes paint an alarming picture – illustrating the need for quality, inclusive mental health services tailored to the specific needs of the LGBTIQA+ community.
The Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, has launched a program to help Canberrans experiencing significant mental health challenges. Individualised support will be provided through the National Psychosocial Support Measure (NPSM) to assist people in their recovery.
Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the National Psychosocial Support Measure played a critical role when it came to tackling mental health.
During AMA Family Doctor Week (21 – 27 July 2019) we are highlighting the role of family doctors and the value that GPs bring to our community and our health system as they continue to deliver high-quality care.
AMA ACT President, Dr Antonio Di Dio said Australians already know the benefits of having a regular family doctor.
Please find the media release "Online tool improving quality of care for patients" in related documents below.
It has been over a decade since headspace Canberra opened their doors, to offer mental health and wellbeing supports to the over 38,000 young people in the region aged between 12-25 years.
The anniversary celebrations coincide with the official launch of the new, centrally located centre in Braddon - which opened its doors to young people in December last year.
Since opening, headspace Canberra has seen over 14,000 young people across the community and has become a pillar of youth wellbeing in the community.
The ACT Government is urging Canberrans to undertake a free online course that will help equip them to support those who they suspect may be at risk of suicide.
Please see pdf below for the full joint media release.
Capital Health Network (CHN) welcomes the announcement from the ACT Government that a locally trialled innovative aged-care PHN program will now be expanded across the ACT through ACT Government funding. CHN commissioned Calvary Public Hospital Bruce to trial the PHN Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) Program in 2016 to provide expert, coordinated and collaborative health care to residents of five Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) in north Canberra.
A successful two-year pilot has shown the benefits of having a non-dispensing Pharmacist in general practice, as part of the health care team. The pilot, held in Isabella Plains Medical Centre, YourGP@Crace and National Health Co-op, was evaluated by the University of Canberra which concluded that having a Pharmacist on board has increased the quality of prescribing, increased support to GPs, saved GPs time and reduced costs to patients.
headspace Canberra is moving! We will be moving to a new centrally located space that will be better equipped and designed to meet the growing demand for our services.
headspace Canberra is designed to make it as easy as possible for young people to access the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. The centre will be relocating to Braddon, from 18 December, to better service young people across Canberra.