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Clozapine is a medicine used to treat some kinds of mental illness. Clozapine can be called Clozaril, Clopine or Closyn. Clozapine is prescribed by doctors to people who have a psychotic illness, and is therefore known as an antipsychotic medicine. There are different types of antipsychotic medicines. Clozapine is a newer antipsychotic medicine.
Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence are all interpersonal behaviours that can create or contribute to negative social environments. All school communities should have clear definitions outlined in their school policies and procedures for bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence.
01 May 2021... COVID-19 has affected everyone and it's normal to be feeling overwhelmed or stressed during this outbreak. The video, produced by the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, encourages people who have experienced mental health issues in the past or are experiencing them now for the first time to activate your support network, acknowledge feelings of distress and seek professional support early.
01 Sep 2023... Voluntary treatment is when you choose to receive treatment from a mental health service. You don’t have to have treatment if you don’t want it. Treatment can be medication such as tablets or injections. This can be in a hospital or in the community. You are free to leave the hospital or stop seeing staff in the community whenever you want. Statements of rights are documents that set out a person’s rights and the processes that apply, while a person is receiving a mental health and wellbeing service under the Act. Statements of rights are approved by the Chief Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
01 Sep 2023... A compulsory treatment order means you will be given treatment even if you don’t want it. Treatment can be medication such as tablets or injections. Statements of rights are documents that set out a person’s rights and the processes that apply while a person is receiving a mental health and wellbeing service under the Act. Statements of rights are approved by the Chief Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing
01 Sep 2023... An order means a psychiatrist can assess you to decide if they think you need compulsory treatment, even if you don’t want this to happen. It is issued by the court hearing your criminal charges. Statements of rights are documents that set out a person’s rights, and the processes that apply, while a person is receiving a mental health and wellbeing service under the Act. Statements of rights are approved by the Chief Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
31 Mar 2023... Mental Health and Wellbeing Local is a new service that supports Victorian adults to get mental health and wellbeing treatment, care and support closer to home. Support is free of charge, and you don’t need a referral from your doctor or health professional. Services will focus on listening and understanding your concerns so they can work with you and, if you are comfortable, your family, carers and supporters, to design a care plan that meets your goals and preferences. This may involve connecting you to other health and social services if you need them. Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals are for anyone aged 26 years and over experiencing mental health or wellbeing concerns. This includes anyone who is experiencing mental health and substance use concerns at the same time.
This easy read resource explains what kind of questions you can ask when you go to hospital for your mental health. These include questions about your hospital stay, about what happens in hospital, about medications, about personal items, about going home and .questions about who you can talk to if you feel bad.
This easy read information sheet is about how people you trust can support your mental health. This could be a family member, a friend, a support person and how they can give information to your mental health worker. It explains what a principal care provider and designated carer are. It also makes it clear that it is OK if you do not want your family and support people to be involved in your treatment.
01 Sep 2023... If you are a forensic patient, you can be given mental health treatment, even if you don't want it. Treatment can be medication such as tablets or injections. Statements of rights are documents that set out a person’s rights and the processes that apply while a person is receiving a mental health and wellbeing service under the Act. Statements of rights are approved by the Chief Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
20 Sep 2022... When a traumatic event occurs, surviving the event may depend on training, experience or fast reactions. It may also come down to where you happened to be in relation to the danger as the event unfolded. If you have survived a traumatic event, whether you were injured or physically unharmed, it is important to recognise that trauma also causes emotional harm. Survival is often associated with complex emotional reactions that cause distress and make it hard to resume everyday life after the event. These are known as ‘survivor reactions’.
01 Jul 2020... Being treated unfairly because of your culture, religion, adjusting to a new culture, or wanting to live your life in ways that are not acceptable to your culture of birth can impact your mental health. All these pressures can be extremely stressful and increase your risk of developing a body image issue or eating disorder.
Anxiety is a normal part of life for children, adolescents and adults. This is usually a temporary response to stress. However, when anxiety persists it may be necessary to obtain assistance. Untreated anxiety that lasts for a longer period of time may make it difficult for a child to participate in normal activities and enjoy life.
Not all children and adolescents have two parents to give them love and security for a number of reasons. In NSW, an increasing number of families are experiencing the trauma and disruption of separation and divorce. Families may also experience loss through the illness or death of a family member. Even the death of a loved pet or a close friend moving away may cause significant distress to children and adolescents
This brochure introduces HeadtoHelp services, which were set up as a state-wide service by Victoria's six Primary Health Networks to offer clinical advice, referral and wraparound care for Victorians struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. HeadtoHelp is a free service open to anyone in the Murray PHN region of any age who may be experiencing distress or mental ill health.
It can often be hard as a parent to know the difference between normal behaviour, such as occasional moodiness and irritability, and an emerging mental health problem. If a young person develops a mental health problem it is important that they get support from both their family and friends and health professionals. The fact sheets provides general info for warning signs and where to get help.
Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying is usually described by the types of behaviours involved, so we talk about verbal, social and physical bullying. Bullying is sometimes labelled by where it occurs or what type of harm is done. These words can be used alone or in combination. It can be confusing!
21 Mar 2022... This video talks about examples of everyday racism and how you can seek support if you experience racism. View from the 1 min 30 second point if you’d like to watch the support section and skip the examples. You can seek support by: 1) Stay connected and talk to people you trust 2) Find ways to move your body in your daily life 3) Connect with like-minded, caring people and groups 4) You can seek help from a mental health professional at any time. 5) Talk to your doctor about options.
13 Sep 2022... Useful information for immigrants and refugees to help you identify if you, or someone you know, needs help with mental health and to find treatment options. Information includes: how we understand mental health in Australia, signs of mental illness, cultural context and mental health and where to get help.
01 May 2021... Information on how to do Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR). Persistent stress and anxiety can cause prolonged muscle tension, which, in turn, can cause discomfort, pain, headaches, irritability, and fatigue (often worsening anxiety). Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) can reduce some of these feelings.
This easy read resource is about getting help for your mental health. It explains what mental health, a mental health problem, and mental illness are. It also explains when and how it is necessary to get help from a doctor, a mental health worker, or the emergency department and contacts you can call.
This easy read information sheet is about Community Treatment Orders. A Community Treatment Order is called a CTO for short. A CTO is a plan for you to get your mental health treatment in the community without having to stay in hospital. Your designated carer or principal care provider can also apply for a CTO. You must follow the rules in the plan. If you do not follow the rules you may need to go to hospital.
This easy read information sheet is about the Mental Health Review Tribunal. A tribunal is like a court that can make decisions about people. The Mental Health Review Tribunal usually has a lawyer, a psychiatrist and one other person. Their job is to make sure you get the mental health treatment that you need. The Mental Health Review Tribunal can make decisions about what treatment you must have to be able to stay out of hospital.
01 Sep 2023... A court secure treatment order can only be made after you are found guilty or plead guilty to an offence. An order means you will be given treatment even if you don’t want it. Treatment can be medication such as tablets or injections. Statements of rights are documents that set out a person’s rights and the processes that apply while a person is receiving a mental health and wellbeing service under the Act. Statements of rights are approved by the Chief Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
01 Dec 2022... Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals are a new type of mental health and wellbeing service introduced in up to 60 locations across Victoria by the end of 2026. Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals will provide treatment, care and support for people aged 26 years and over. This factsheet has been developed to help you understand more about the services offered by Mental Health and Wellbeing Locals
Depression is a medical illness that can have serious effects on physical and mental health. The symptoms of depression include: Feeling sad most of the day, nearly every day, Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy, Lack of energy, Changes in sleep habits, Changes in appetite, Changes in sex drive. If you experience any of these symptoms for most of the day for at least two weeks, then you may have depression.
01 Jul 2011... This booklet is for people living with a mental health problem or mental illness, whose children are aged between 2 and 7 years. It's also for partners, family and friends. It contains helpful ideas about being the best parent you can when you're not as well as you'd like to be and ways to support your child's development during their special early years. Produced in consultation with consumers, carers, workers, academics and policy makers. A detachable Care Plan Folder is also available.
01 May 2021... Brochure about using a psychologist through the NDIS. Psychologists help you to learn about yourself. They can help you learn skills to manage your thoughts and emotions. The brochure includes information about mental health, what psychologists can (and can't) do for you, your rights and entitlements and steps for using a psychologist.
For people who have been sexually assaulted, it is a major experience and they can have many difficulties afterwards. There is no right or wrong way to feel after experiencing a sexual assault. It may take a long time to recover and feel okay again. It is important to look after yourself and to get help if you need it.
People with mental health needs often have communication and swallowing difficulties. In fact, people with communication and swallowing difficulties are more likely to experience mental ill-health. Speech pathologists help with communication and swallowing. They are an essential part of the mental health care team.
01 Sep 2023... An Assessment order means a psychiatrist can assess you to decide if they think you need compulsory treatment even if you don’t want this to happen. An assessment can include the psychiatrist asking you questions. Statements of rights are documents that set out a person’s rights, and the processes that apply while a person is receiving a mental health and wellbeing service under the Act. Statements of rights are approved by the Chief Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
01 Sep 2023... Electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) is a medical procedure to induce a seizure within the brain. It is used to treat mental illness and is performed under general anaesthetic. A course of ECT is up to a maximum of 12 treatments. These treatments are performed over a period of time which is not more than six months. ECT is usually given three times a week for three to four weeks, but this varies from person to person. ECT can be given with or without your consent. This depends on whether you have been assessed to have the capacity to give informed consent. Statements of rights are documents that set out a person’s rights and the processes that apply while a person is receiving a mental health and wellbeing service under the Act. Statements of rights are approved by the Chief Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing
01 Mar 2023... These videos focus on the topic of perinatal mental health, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of migrant and refugee women in Australia. Becoming a parent is a significant life event that can sometimes result in feelings of overwhelm, sadness, or anxiety, especially during the first few months following childbirth. For migrant and refugee women, additional stressors may contribute to these feelings. The stigma associated with mental health discussions and societal expectations of motherhood can often discourage women from seeking help.
This easy read resource provides answers for questions you can ask when you want to find a mental health service in your community. These questions include: Do you have easy read information about this service? What experience does this service have with intellectual disability? Who can I talk to if I have more questions? What treatments does this service offer? Can my family or support person help me with my treatment? How long will I wait to get a check up? How do I make an appointment for a check up? What should I bring with me to my check up? Do I have to pay for the mental health service?
This easy read information sheet is about health workers keeping your information confidential. Confidential means information about you that people should not share with others. It explains what consent is and that health workers need your consent to collect information about you. It also explains the roles of guardians and official visitors in sharing your information.
This easy read information sheet is a summary of another document about your rights as an involuntary patient. It is called Schedule 3 Statement of Rights for Persons Detained in Mental Health Facility. It gives a summary of rights for involuntary patients, rights about staying in hospital, rights about the Mental Health Review Tribunal, rights about treatment, rights about information when you are in hospital, rights about leaving hospital, and rights if you have not been given the care you need.
14 Nov 2022... This resource answers some commonly asked questions about Mental Health. What is anxiety? What is depression? Who can I see for mental health issues? What can you expect from your first appointment with a mental health professional? Why might someone be afraid to speak up? Do CALD people experience barriers when trying to access mental health services? What are some ways that we can fight the stigma? What is HeartChat?
01 Sep 2022... Babies and toddlers are directly affected by trauma. They are also affected if their mother, father or main caregiver is suffering the consequences of the trauma. If their home and routine become unsettled or disrupted as a result of the trauma, babies and toddlers are also vulnerable. You can help your baby or toddler recover by providing support to rebuild a safe, calm and nurturing home.
01 Aug 2022... This fact sheet contains information for aged care workers on how to look after yourself while caring for people affected by trauma. Working with people who have experienced trauma can impact on your health and wellbeing, as well as expose you to trauma at work. Learn how to support your own wellbeing while caring for others.
Benzodiazepines are a type of medicine that has a sedative or calming effect. Benzodiazepines are prescribed to people who are anxious or distressed and can be used in the short-term treatment of some sleep problems. They can be prescribed by doctors to treat people who are experiencing mania.These medicines can be very effective when used for short periods of time under the supervision of your doctor. They do not replace other medications that your doctor has prescribed such as antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilisers.
01 Jun 2021... Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations. Provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources. Whether you are trying to improve your own sense of wellbeing, looking for help with something that is bothering you, or helping someone you care about—Head to Health is a good place to start.
01 Sep 2021... Taking care of one's physical and mental health paves the way for better holistic well-being down the track. But it's not always easy to do so, especially for women juggling career and household responsibilities. But here's how you can include self-care in your routine.The information was produced by Jean Hailes and translated by SBS is available in Arabic, Cantonese, Sinhala and Urdu. Scroll down to end of the article and choose your language.
'Our Voices- stories of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds', is a beautifully crafted series of five short films offering rare and profound insight into the lives of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds, caring for family with mental illness. The films explore the lives of five carers from Afghani, Egyptian, Somali, Turkish and Vietnamese communities. The carers speak independently, yet collectively, of common difficulties encountered in advocating for culturally sensitive and culturally-responsive mental health care and the benefits of seeking support.
Being exposed to actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violence can be traumatic. Almost everyone who experiences trauma will be emotionally affected but we don’t all respond the same. With the help of family and friends, most of us are OK in a week or two but for others, the effects are longer lasting.
02 Mar 2020... Mental health refers to a person’s emotional and social wellbeing. When someone’s mental health declines it can affect their feelings, thoughts and actions. This can affect their day-to-day life and participation in activities such as school, work and relationships. At a headspace centre, young people can access help for a range of health problems by talking to the right type of health worker for their needs. This could be a doctor, psychologist, social worker, counsellor, occupational therapist, youth worker, alcohol and drug worker, or Aboriginal health worker. headspace centres are located throughout Australia.
This easy read information sheet is about staying in hospital for mental health treatment as a voluntary patient. If you decide you need to stay at a mental health hospital it is called a voluntary admission. This resource includes information about leaving hospital, asking to be discharged, when you are not allowed to leave, and what to do if you have not been given the mental health care you need.
This easy read information sheet is about staying in hospital for mental health treatment as an involuntary patient. You are an involuntary patient if you must stay in hospital for mental health treatment until you are well enough to go home. This resource has information about going to hospital as an involuntary patient, treatment in hospital, leaving hospital, and what to do if you have not been given the treatment and care you need.
This translated family help kit provides information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that some children and adolescents develop after they have experienced a traumatic event. It includes information on what the PTSD is, what the signs and symptoms are, and how to get help for PTSD problems.
Psychosis is a condition which impairs a person's sense of reality. This may be from a mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic depression). Symptoms of psychosis can also at times be caused by brain injury or infection, alcohol or drug misuse. Most young people recover from psychosis to live full and satisfying lives.
Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are 'press out' cards for children and young people to use to record their important phone numbers.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness.People with bipolar disorder have episodes of sustained and noticeable changes in their mood. They can go through periods of depression and episodes of mania. Mania is a strong mood that lasts for one week or longer.A person experiencing mania may have unusually high levels of energy, might be very irritable and may have rapid thoughts and speech. They may have thoughts that are not true (delusions), or they may see, hear, feel or taste things that are not really there (hallucinations).Bipolar disorder affects approximately 1-2% of the population.
01 Dec 2020... This hub was 'co-designed' (created and built) with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with lived experience of mental health concerns, as well as their carers and other supporters. Two groups, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne, worked on these resources over 18 months in 2019-2020. The groups wanted to share stories of people's experiences of the NDIS, make resources in plain English and other languages, and look at some of the barriers to getting support. These resources were made to help you along your NDIS journey. It also includes a workbook on how to navigate the NDIS and many videos of lived experiences.
01 Jul 2014... This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness - and their partners - who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during pregnancy and early parenthood and provides tips for parents and for supporting family and friends.
01 Sep 2022... This translated resource provides information on the reaction and recovery from traumatic experiences. The resource emphasises that it is normal to have strong reactions following a distressing or frightening event, and that people can experience a range of physical, mental, emotional and behavioural reactions. It gives some examples on how to resolve traumatic reactions to trauma and encourages the seeking of help from a health professional.
Fact sheet containing information on trauma and dementia in older people. People living with dementia can have difficulty coping with loss and trauma because it's harder for them to communicate, make sense of painful memories or feel safe. Find out how you can support people living with both dementia and trauma.
Fact sheet with self-care tips for people caring for older people who are experiencing trauma and grief. It can be difficult to see someone you care about struggle with the distress caused by trauma, grief or loss. it's important to look after your own health, make time for yourself, and balance the person's needs with your own.
Fact sheets for parents and carers. Each individual student who has been bullied or is bullying others will respond and act differently. A student's behaviours and moods can also change for various reasons. The fact sheet contains information on signs that may indicate a student is experiencing bullying.
This chapter titled 'When you are feeling sad or worried' is one of 4 chapters developed with and for the Afghan community. The 4 chapters aim to: improve the health literacy of viewers, improve appropriate utilisation of health services and in effect improve health. This particular chapter provides information about mental health and wellbeing and accessing mental health services
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