mental health

Mental Health

Chronic disease, mental health, socioeconomic disadvantage, where do we begin

Disparity + disadvantage = poor outcomes. THINK! If we do as we have always done then we will get what we have always gotten. Time for change.

Reducing risky drinking

This course has been designed to provide you with an introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for addressing risky alcohol use in primary health.

Enhancing knowledge of adolescent fertility

Enhance knowledge of adolescent fertility,reproductive and sexual health and increased confidence in shared decision making with patients whilst improving communication, health prevention, health promotion and education.

Self-management of chronic respiratory disease: Individualised management approaches

This presentation will focus on effective models that can be delivered by nurses to improve outcomes for people with chronic lung disease.

Mental health: Identification, communication and management

This course aims to develop the mental health literacy of nurses so they can undertake basic risk assessment with clients who have mental health problems, communicate with patients who may be mentally ill and make referrals.

Primary Care and Mental Health elearning modules

July 2018. The Primary Care and Mental Health elearning modules are available for nurses working in primary health care. The modules cover mental health screening, assessment, planning care, referral and documentation and are developed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). Mental Health Practice Standards for Nurses are also available.

News: The Bega Teen Clinic

March 2018. The Bega Teen Clinic is a nurse-led, early intervention model of access to primary health care for teenagers, which sits within existing general practices providing a drop-in service for young people in rural towns and supported by APNA through the Enhanced Nurse Clinics program.

Helping people to thrive in the face of co-occurring illness

This presentation explores what resilience is, the factors that support resilience in the context of health, and strategies nurses can use to strengthen individual and family resilience in co-occurring illness.

Psychological impact of chronic disease normal adjustment or pathological

The ONTRACK model will provide guidance to health professionals to support patients' emotional recovery after an acute health event.

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


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