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Physical health

In 2019, the Department of Health released the implementation of the Equally Well in Victoria – Physical health framework for specialist mental health...

18 Nov
Diversity, Physical health, Trauma informed care

Supporting men from refugee backgrounds requires engagement in both physical and mental health concerns. This webinar covers key considerations when...

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The physical care of people with a mental health problem is increasingly recognised as an essential part of their overall care, and has become a major...


Enduring or chronic physical health conditions frequently have an impact on mental health and wellbeing. Mental health practitioners need to be able...


People with mental illness experience physical health problems at a far higher rate than the rest of the community, and without intervention can...

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the provision of mental health care

Physical health | 2020

The PPE guidance applies to all mental healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors, allied health, lived experience workforce, psychosocial disability support workers and other staff that are in direct contact with mental health consumers.

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DHHS - Health services and general practice - coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Physical health | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2020

This Department of Health and Human Services Victoria (DHHS) page contains coronavirus (COVID-19) resources, information, plans and guides for health professionals.

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Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) for Contact and Droplet Precautions

Physical health | Workplace wellbeing & practice support | 2020

This 4-minute video from Melbourne Health describes the correct process for putting on and for safely removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Please check current guidelines for what level of precautions are required for suspected, confirmed or critical coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

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Equally well in Victoria: Physical health framework for specialist mental health services

Physical health | 2019

The Physical health framework is the first of its kind in Victoria. It describes a range of initiatives for mental health organisations and clinicians to work in partnership with consumers and carers to discuss physical health in the context of a recovery plan.

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