CRANAplus to deliver a new suite of mental health resources for frontline health professionals

Federal Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton MP announced last week that CRANAplus has received Commonwealth funding to provide a range of mental health support resources for rural frontline nurses and health professionals in drought and bushfire-affected communities.

Find out more about the resources at crana.org.au, and don’t forget the CRANAplus Bush Support Services‘ 24/7 toll-free support line is always available.


RDN’s Resilience, Recharge and Recovery Program

The Resilience, Recharge and Recovery (RRR) Program is an RDN initiative that aims to strengthen the conversation about mental health and support the wellbeing of remote, rural and regional health professionals in NSW. The RRR Program will provide tools and resources to help health professionals enhance their wellbeing and capability.


Rural healthcare workers given helping hand to maintain their wellbeing during COVID-19

nib foundation is providing NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) with $230,000 in funding to develop self-care and wellbeing resources for health professionals in remote, rural and regional communities.


Head to Health COVID-19 support

Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

Provided by the Australian Government Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.


Natural disaster and emergency primary health workforce response

RDN and partner organisations are coordinating a response to provide General Practice and primary health care workforce support to areas of NSW affected by natural disasters. 

We are seeking expressions of interest from healthcare professionals who can provide assistance and relief in communities.

There are two critical periods for workforce support. Firstly, the emergency response period (January and February) and secondly the recovery period (February through to December 2020). Your consideration of availability for both these periods is appreciated.


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Bushfire smoke

SARRAH has put together a range of resources for communities, including information about air quality and exposure to bushfire smoke.

 


Keeping mental health in check during this bushfire season

Even if you’re not directly affected by the fires this season, the devastation can still have an impact on your mental health.

Clinical Psychologist, David Younger who works with disaster affected communities says it’s important to have some down time away from the news.

He gave ABC’s Craig Hamilton a list of ways to look after yourself in these tough times.


RACGP fact sheet: Emergency planning and response in general practice

This RACGP fact sheet outlines important information about bushfires in Australia and provides tips for keeping your practice and patients as safe as possible in the event of extreme weather.