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A well-balanced investment

Mental health has attracted a significant amount of new investment in the federal government’s latest budget. Nurses have applauded the federal government for delivering a well-balanced investment in mental health, but questioned where the staff will come from for the ...

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Psychiatrists warn of flood trauma

Governments urged to provide increased and targeted mental health services to affected people. People affected by the floods devastating Queensland are being urged to look after their mental health. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is warning ...

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Greater focus needed on early treatment

Nurses use Mental Health Week to call for more action to treat chronic illness. The detrimental impact of untreated mental health disorders on patients suffering from chronic illnesses will be a focus of Mental Health Week. ANF federal secretary Lee ...

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The highest of standards

New standards to guide nurses working in mental health. New standards for mental health nursing will ensure people with mental health issues receive quality care, say those in the sector. Launched at the end of August, the Standards of Practice ...

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Mind matters

Joining the dots between mental health and triage. For the past year, Tim Wand has been running a pilot mental health nurse practitioner outpatient service in the emergency department of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. “It’s a clinical orientated role,” ...

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