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Fortnightly Focus edition 23

August was a busy month at Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services (MSAMHS), with the launch of the MH CALL Service and the first inaugural Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival.

Fortnightly Focus edition 22

MSAMHS’ Child and Youth Academic Clinical Unit is currently coordinating the Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival 2015 to promote positive mental health and free expression in young people, raise community awareness and reduce stigma.

Fortnightly Focus edition 21

At Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service (MSAMHS) we recognise the valuable work of our mental health nurses enables the service to provide mental health patients (consumers) with the support and care they need to successfully navigate their recovery journey.

Fortnightly Focus edition 20

Mental illness can affect anyone within our community, across all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. People who speak English as a second language or are a part of a cultural minority can be particularly vulnerable when faced with the challenges of mental illness due to feelings of isolation and not knowing where to turn for help.

Smiling doctor talking to patient

Fortnightly Focus edition 19

In recent months, MSAMHS successfully recruited eight Registrars who previously completed their intern placements across Metro South's mental health facilities.

Introducing the Logan-Beaudesert Wellbeing Program

Metro South Health's Executive Director of Addiction and Mental Health Services, introduces the Logan-Beaudesert Wellbeing Program at our latest community engagement forum.

Mental health in multicultural Australia

Implementing the framework for mental health in multicultural Australia: towards culturally inclusive services

Safewards program

Fortnightly Focus edition 18

We are currently implementing the Safewards program, which was developed by the Institute of Psychiatry in the UK, as part of our commitment to ensuring the delivery of quality and safe practice.

Logan-Beaudesert Wellbeing Program

Fortnightly Focus edition 17

While hospital admission is critical in some cases, wherever possible Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services (MSAMHS) aims to provide alternatives to hospital admission so the person can focus on their recovery in place that is familiar and they feel most secure.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health

Fortnightly Focus edition 16

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to require assistance from mental health, alcohol and other drugs services than other Australians.

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