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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

More beds without ratios in mental health

NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies used her annual conference address to restate the government’s rejection of ratios and its focus on community-based mental health. The NSW government continues to reject ratios as a … Read More

Mental health starved of funds

The NSW mental health system can reduce the use of seclusion and restraint only if it gets adequate support and resources. Underfunding of mental health services over many years has hindered the adoption of measures … Read More

Mental health staffing needs attention now

Nurses and midwives have pleaded with NSW Minister for Mental Health, Tanya Davies, to urgently address systemic staffing and skill mix issues within the state’s mental health system and called for new safety and monitoring … Read More

Mental health care under scrutiny

Nurses must drive changes to reduce seclusion while ensuring safety. The NSWNMA wants nurses to contribute to a state government review of the use of seclusion, restraint and observations in mental health facilities. The review … Read More

Feedback to Mental Health Commission NSW Consultation: Living Well in Later Life

Download the NSWNMA May 2017 submission: Feedback to Mental Health Commission NSW Consultation Living Well in Later Life _ Case for Change and Consensus Statements.

Mental health review must address skill mix concerns

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed reports the NSW Government has commissioned an independent review into seclusion, restraint and observations in the state’s mental health system. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett … Read More

Podcasts: Mental health, drug and alcohol forum

Podcasts from the mental health, drug and alcohol forum held at NSWNMA on 9 September 2016. – Kurt Andersson-Noorgard, CNC (Sydney District Nursing – HIV Mental Health) on cultural barriers to accessing mental health and drug and alcohol services … Read More

Safety fears at mental health ICU

A Local Health District has proposed the introduction of Assistants in Nursing in one of the most dangerous workplaces in the state. An industrial battle has erupted over a proposal by the Northern Sydney Local … Read More