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A career in Mental Health brings Aussie talent home

Metro South Health recently welcomed 63 new psychiatry registrars in training, among them Dr Timothy Edwards, who returned from London to take up a post at Addiction and Mental Health Services.

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Australian Bat Lyssavirus in flying foxes

Media release: Flying fox confirmed with Australian Bat Lyssavirus in Lakewood Avenue Park, Parkinson

The Metro South Public Health Unit has confirmed that an orphaned baby bat recovered from Lakewood Avenue Park in Parkinson has tested positive for Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV). 

The frontline of defence in mental health crisis care

A successful mental health program has seen more than 1000 people transferred away from Emergency Departments in Metro South Health.

Congratulations to Addiction and Mental Health Services’ Nurse of the Year 2020

The winner of the Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services (MSAMHS) 2020 Nurse of the Year Awards was announced.

Aboriginal art welcomes patients and staff at Metro South Health

Artworks entitled “Our Cultural Being” were unveiled today as a result of a collaboration between Aboriginal Artist Charlie Waters and Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services. 

ED navigating better mental health care for patients during COVID-19

As many of us have been left feeling stressed, depressed and anxious by the coronavirus pandemic, PA Hospital Emergency Nurse Navigator Shane Collett is working hard to ensure appropriate support is provided to patients presenting frequently to the Emergency Department (ED) in need of mental health care.

Take up the challenge during Queensland Mental Health Week

Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services and Brisbane South PHN have come together to support Queensland Mental Health week (10 - 18 October 2020).

Bayside CCU Tai Chi

Social distancing highlights the mental health benefits of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is being used as a new way to combat social isolation and keep people active at Bayside Community Care Unit (CCU) in Redland City.

Protecting the mental health of frontline medical workers

As part of a new study commissioned by University of Queensland, Metro South Health (MSH) researchers have developed a set of recommendations to manage the mental health of frontline medical workers during viral outbreaks, such as COVID-19. 

Mental Health Nurse Navigators

Help closer to home: nurse navigators support people with complex mental health needs

People with complex physical and mental health needs will receive care delivered sooner and closer to home thanks to four new Addiction and Mental Health Services nurse navigator roles.

Suicide prevention will be in focus at Addiction and Mental Health Services Research Symposium

The best minds in mental health and suicide prevention will discuss the importance of research to suicide prevention when more than 300 delegates come together at the Addiction and Mental Health Research Symposium at Princess Alexandra Hospital tomorrow.

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