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The Shift Ep. 104: Infant Mental Health – Fran Chavasse

Fran Chavasse, Senior Nurse Educator (Tresillian) presented at the NSWNMA’s recent Child & Family Health seminar on infant mental health.


Mental health: Budget opens new doors to empty rooms 

Despite increased government spending, Australia lacks quality services to deal with the nation’s escalating suicide rate.The Morrison government’s April budget responded to the nation’s rising suicide rate with an investment of $737 million into the … Read More


Submission to Productivity Commission inquiry into ‘The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health’

Click here to read or download the NSWNMA Submission to Productivity Commission inquiry into ‘The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health’


Mental Health receives long-awaited ratios attention

Tears of gratitude have filled the eyes of experienced mental health nurses today, following NSW Labor’s announcement it would introduce nursing ratios into 37 adult acute inpatient mental health units across the state, if elected … Read More


Unsafe ratios force bed closures in Hornsby mental health unit

Consistent understaffing and poor skill mix issues at the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) is putting staff and patient safety at risk, leaving nursing staff no option but to start closing … Read More


The Shift Ep. 56: Environmental Health Forum – The Green Line

ICU Nurse Libby Barnes spoke at the NSWNMA’s recent Environmental forum and talks about the recycling and sustainability that she started at her hospital.  


Mental health ‘scary’ for new nurses 

Understaffed mental health units are deterring junior nurses from choosing a career in mental health nursing. NSWNMA General Secretary Brett Holmes has warned a parliamentary inquiry of a “looming staffing crisis” in mental health units. … Read More


The Shift Ep. 53: Environmental Health Forum

Joanna Immig Podcast on Seizing Sustainable Health Opportunities  


Nurse-led mental health initiative wins award

A camp that brings together health students and people with a lived experience of mental illness is providing students with much-needed clinical placements as well as invaluable insights and clinical confidence. Recovery Camp was founded … Read More