LocationVarious locations across VIC, QLD, WA, NSW
What we do
Mental Health Assessments, Treatment, Counselling
We work closely with our particpants to meet their practical and emotional needs. Specialises in intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Caring for people who are experiencing mental illness, distress or are recovering from trauma.
- Mental Health conditions that we assist with:
- Depression & Other Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Perinatal mental health conditions
- Suciidal Thoughts
A Mental Health Nurse may treat patients who are suffering from depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or a psychosis. The patients may be in a psychiatric unit, a hospital, a nursing home or out in the community.
The duties of a Mental Health Nurse may include:
- assessing patients who are mentally ill
- AOD specialist
- helping patients take part in activities
- giving medication
- observing if the medication seems to be working
- assisting in behaviour modification programs
- visiting patients who are at home but still need the services of a mental health nurse
Focused Psychological Strageties
- Cognitive behavioural therapies
- Exposure techniques
- Probelm Solving
- Goal Setting
- Anger Management
- Social Skills
- Communication Skills
- Stress Management
- Relaxation Strageties
- Non-Directive Pregnancy Counselling
BECAUSE WE CARE.
Clients in many different capacities to manage their illnesses within the context of daily life, encouraging and assisting them to achieve their goals, managing their medication and caring for their wellbeing.
Working collaboratively with a range of other health professionals including Medical Doctors and Psychologists.
We can offer a range of skills including mental health promotion and screening, prevention, specialist counselling and psychotherapy, mental health nurses, medication management and direct nursing care.
Working with people to plan and aid their recovery (recovery is to be determined by the person living with a mental illness).
- Helping to educate people, their family and their clinician(s) about the person’s mental illness and treatment.
- Advocating for people who may be marginalised, stigmatised or socially excluded.
- Providing counselling and offering strategies to cope with emotional problems.
- Helping people to manage their symptoms and their medications (if taken).
- Communicating with other health professionals involved in a person’s care to ensure they get the most appropriate treatment.
- Helping people to navigate the healthcare system and interact with services such as Centrelink, housing and community programs.
- Talking to a person’s family and wider support network, if requested to.
- Helping to review a person’s mental health care plan with their doctor.