Greater Collaboration between Mental Health Clinicians
The third phase of the Mental Health Professionals Network project has been launched in Adelaide, with the Australian Government providing almost $7 million to the network to support better training and professional development.
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5 April 2012
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler today launched the third phase of the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) project in Adelaide.
The Gillard Government is providing almost $7 million to the MHPN to support better training and professional development for the primary mental health care workforce and collaboration across clinical disciplines.
“Support for local mental health networks is part of the Government’s broader agenda to develop a truly integrated mental health system. This additional funding will allow additional local mental networks to be established, and support and grow the existing networks,” Mr Butler said.
“Over the life of this project, around 14,000 clinicians – from general practice, psychiatry, psychology, mental health nursing, occupational therapy and social work – will be able to meet for professional training and support at networks around four times each year, with additional training available online.
“These clinicians will also be able to hear from leading mental health experts and carer and consumer representatives through a series of web-based seminars, or “webinars”, on topics of clinical interest to the mental health workforce.”
The Gillard Government is delivering on its commitment to make mental health a priority.
“A well trained mental health workforce is important to the delivery of quality mental health services and this project will result in improved referral pathways, increased knowledge of local services providers and better care coordination for people with mental health needs,” Mr Butler said.
For more information visit www.mhpn.org.au
For all media enquiries, contact the Minister’s office on 02 6277 7280
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