Other elearning Resources

Mental Health Podcasts Series: Second episode now available online

The podcast and further information about the project can be accessed here 

Mental Health Professional Online Development (MHPOD)

http://www.acmhn.org/career-resources/mhpod

Mental Health Professionals Network

http://www.mhpn.org.au/

Intellectual disability mental health eLearning

http://www.idhealtheducation.edu.au/

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

http://www.copmi.net.au/professionals-organisations/how-can-i-help/professional-development/elearning-courses

Beyond Blue: Detecting and managing perinatal mental health disorders in primary care

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/health-professionals/perinatal-mental-health/free-online-training

Mental Health First Aid

https://mhfa.com.au/courses/elearning

RANZCP

https://www.ranzcp.org/Publications/E-learning.aspx

Royal College of Psychiatry UK

http://www.psychiatrycpd.co.uk/

Australian Psychological Society: Working with people affected by forced adoption – training for mental health professionals

http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?EventID=16082 

 

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 Mental Health and Primary Care eLearning.

 

APNA ENDORSED CPD

These FREE (until 31 December 2018) Level 1 CPD eLearning modules have been designed with input from nurses working in primary care and other experts, are evidence based, and include real life scenarios that primary care nurses experience in day-to-day practice. 

The Mental Health Essentials eLearning program has been developed by the ACMHN, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health, to support nurses working in general practice and primary care to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to incorporate mental health into day-to-day practice. This program will help you to work to the Mental Health Practice Standards for Nurses in Australian General Practice

The program includes 5 x 1 hour Level 1 modules, which you can do one at a time, or all in one sitting. We estimate it will take you between 30 to 60 minutes to complete each of the following modules:

Module 1: About mental health

Module 2: About mental illness and ways to engage

Module 3: Therapeutic approaches for everyday practice

Module 4: Mental health assessment, risk assessment and (care) planning

Module 5: Referral, documentation and care coordination

 

CLICK HERE to sign-up and get started! (Please note that your browser will open up in a new window and take you to the eLearning portal where you will need to sign-up for an account.) 

APNA Endorsed 2018   This actvity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.

Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 5 CPD hours. 

If you wish to lodge a formal grievance with regards to an APNA Endorsed Educational Activity, please click here.

 


Level 2 Workshops - Register NOW for the workshop close to you - spaces are limited!

Mental Health Nurse Academic, Associate Professor Natisha Sands will be facilitating the level 2 one day workshop which will build on the underpinning knowledge and understanding gained from the above eLearning modules. 

The workshop will focus on practical skills to assist you to apply the learning to your own practice. You will have an opportunity to analyse and discuss a situation/s to determine the best approach and begin to develop solutions that are discreet to your workplace, patients, and practice.

Registration fee for attendees will be $100.00 (no discounts or concession rates available). 

6 hours CPD points will be allocated for attendance at the one day workshop.

Workshop dates cut off dates 12Sep

REGISTER HERE for any of the Level 2 Workshops. Please note, the eLearning 1 modules will be assumed learning prior to attending on the day.

For further information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 APNA Endorsed 2018

This actvity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.

Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 6 CPD hours. 

If you wish to lodge a formal grievance with regards to an APNA Endorsed Educational Activity, please click here.


Mental Health Practice Standards for Nurses in Australian General Practice

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Practice standards define and describe the practice of nurses, and in this instance, aim to guide practice and support the delivery of stepped mental health care by nurses working in general practice and other primary health care settings. 

These Practice Standards have built on the Australian and Nursing Midwifery (ANMF) National Practice Standards for Nurses working in Australian general practice. They provide an important framework against which nurses can self-assess their professional development needs and adjust their clinical practice to ensure that every person seen in the primary care setting has their mental health needs considered and addressed as appropriate.


The Mental Health Practice Standards is free to download:

Download the electronic version here or contact ACMHN National Office on (02) 6285 1078 to find out how you can get a hardcopy document. 


 

 

The ACMHN would like to acknowledge the Department of Health for funding the development of the Mental Health Practice Standards and the eLearning Mental Health Essentials Project 2017-2018.
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Updated 12 September 2018

 

Conference presentations from the ACMHN

 

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The College has obtained access to a number of presentations from different Conferences, that may be of interest to you.

Click an image below to be taken to the presentations menus.

 

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Margaret Doherty from ACMHN on Vimeo.

 

 

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Psychopharmacology and Mental Health Webinar

Improve your ability to identify and manage the mental health conditions associated with psychopharmacology by viewing this webinar.


The webinar featured a facilitated interdisciplinary panel discussion of a topical case study.


Preview the panel
• Ms Jenni Bryant (mental health nurse / clinical nurse consultant)
• Associate Professor Shane Bullock (psychopharmacology researcher)
• Associate Professor Christine Neville (mental health nurse)

The webinar was facilitated by clinical psychologist, Mr Paul O'Halloran.

Download panellists' bios

 

Learning objectives
By participating in this webinar, nurses working in chronic disease will have improved knowledge and skills to identify and manage mental health conditions associated with psychopharmacology. At the completion of the webinar, you will be better able to:

  • understand, recognise and screen for mental health issues in the context of psychopharmacology
  • engage patients in awareness raising conversations about the relationship between psychopharmacology, mental health and mental wellbeing
  • through an improved understanding of the role of allied health providers, discuss treatment options with the patient and/or make or recommend appropriate and timely referrals.

 

View the webinar recording

 

Psychopharmacology and Mental Health Webinar from ACMHN on Vimeo.

 

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Undergraduate Nursing Framework

An important strategy in improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians is to ensure that all nurses who graduate as beginning practitioners from Australian Schools of Nursing and Midwifery have received appropriate education and training, and developed competency in the nursing care of people with mental health issues – regardless of the clinical specialty they choose to work in.

In 2018 the ACMHN undertook a project to develop a National Framework for mental health content in pre-registration (undergraduate) nursing programs, which included a literature review and a survey of key stakeholders.

Download the documents here:

1. National framework for mental health content in pre-registration nursing programs
2. Literature Review
3. National Framework Technical Paper

 

The ACMHN would like to acknowledge the Department of Health for funding the development of the Undergraduate Nursing Framework.
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