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Partners in Health October 2020

New My Mental Health website launched

The My Mental Health Service Navigation team is excited to announce the launch of our new website, now live at www.mymentalhealth.org.au. After many months of consultation and design, our new website is easier to navigate, more responsive and more user friendly than ever.

My Mental Health is a resource for consumers, carers, service providers and health professionals, which provides information about mental health, alcohol and other drug, and suicide prevention services in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region. The My Mental Health Service Navigation team also support health professionals, consumers and carers making a referral to our commissioned services.

Not too late to take part in Queensland Mental Health Week

Last week marked the start of the annual Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) that runs from 10-18 October and shines a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.

As part of QMHW, the PHN are proud to be sponsoring the Brisbane Mental Health Expo, now in its tenth year. This year, in response to COVID-19, the expo is taking place online and through pop-up events within the Greater Brisbane region.

Suicide prevention service now supporting Redcliffe and Caboolture

The Way Back Support Service, operating in Redcliffe since 2017, has now expanded its service to Caboolture, offering crucial support in the three months following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.

People who have attempted suicide often experience severe distress in the days and weeks immediately afterwards and are at a high risk of making another attempt on their life. The Way Back aims to support participants to stay safe and be protected from further harm during this crucial period.

Take control of your wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Neami National has launched Queensland Wellbeing Link, a telehealth, brief-intervention program, providing low intensity support to people experiencing distress due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program offers free phone or video-based support to Queensland residents aged 16 and over, that identify the COVID-19 pandemic as impacting their mental health and wellbeing.

Peer wellbeing coaches provide support through the short term Health Matters program, identifying participants’ goals, supports and strategies.