Keep up with the latest news from the Loddon Healthy Minds Committee. If you have questions, you can always use the Contact Form and we will try to provide additional information.
Judging for the 2019 Loddon Healthy Minds Network Art Competition has been completed.
A total of 21 entries were received for this year’s competition; entrants were challenged to complete an art piece using either of the two chosen items of;
'Mental health matters to us all'
‘Mental health begins with me‘
Psychosocial Recovery Services
Day to Day Living programs which ended on 30 June 2019, are receiving their support though the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or PHN (Primary Health Network) funded psychosocial supports.
What are psychosocial supports?
Psychosocial supports are services that work in partnership with individuals who are not more appropriately supported through the NDIS and are significantly affected by severe mental illness.
This includes supporting people with:
• developing social skills and friendships
• building family relationships
• managing money
• finding and looking after a home
• developing work goals
• improving educational skills
• staying physically well, including with exercise
• support with drug, alcohol and smoking issues
• building broader life skills including confidence
Psychosocial Recovery Services eligibility
You may be eligible for Murray PHN-funded psychosocial supports if you:
• have a severe mental illness and are not currently receiving supports through an existing program
• were accessing services from Partners in Recovery, Personal Helpers and Mentors Service and Day to Day Living programs as at 30 June 2019
• are ineligible for the NDIS or do not yet have an NDIS eligibility decision or plan
How to access Psychosocial Recovery
There are mental health and wellbeing services available in your community through the Flying Doctor Wellbeing program, which is offered by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria.
Flying Doctor Wellbeing provides free confidential mental health appointments with no need for a GP referral. You are able to access 6 free sessions with a mental health clinician through a face-to-face meeting or via telehealth.
To access the service you must be aged 18 or over, live or work within 60 minutes of Boort (the local service site) and experiencing:
- worry, sadness, stress or low mood
- relationship or family difficulties
- financial stress
- lack of confidence
- grief or loss
- concern for a family member or friend
For further information, please visit https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/vic/our-services/wellbeing/
Bookings can also be made by contacting Boort District Health on (03) 5451 5200.
On Friday 23 February 2018, the Hon Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects, Member for Bendigo East officially launched the carers video.
This video has been developed in partnership between the Loddon Healthy Minds Network and the Bendigo Health Carers Support Program, and involves carers of people with a mental illness talking about their experiences.
Organisations are encouraged to save a copy of this video and use as appropriate.