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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.

2019 Art Competition Results

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'
OR

‘Mental health begins with me‘

 

Keep in Touch (KiT) Van

Keep in Touch Information Sheet 2

Psychosocial Recovery Services

Psychosocial Recovery Services

From 1 July 2019, the way psychosocial support services are delivered across Australia has changed.
Psychosocial support is a term used to describe programs and activities which are designed to support people with severe mental illness achieve their recovery goals.
As part of this change, participants of the Partners in Recovery (PIR), Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMHs) and Day to Day Living (D2DL) programs, which ended on 30 June 2019, are receiving their support though the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or PHN-funded psychosocial supports.
Murray PHN has funded psychosocial supports across the Murray PHN region under a single banner of Psychosocial Recovery Services (PRS).

What are psychosocial supports?

For Murray PHN funded services, 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, which has an impact on their associated psychosocial functional capacity.
Our services, in partnership with families and carers (as appropriate), provide a range of non-clinical community-based support to these individuals to achieve their recovery goals, including 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 and resilience.

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 PIR, PHaMs or D2DL on 30 June 2019
• are ineligible for the NDIS or do not yet have an NDIS eligibility decision or plan

Flying Doctor Wellbeing

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/

To find out more about the service or to make an appointment call (03) 8412 0480 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bookings can also be made by contacting Boort District Health on (03) 5451 5200.

Carers Video Launched!

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.

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Member Organisations

Some agencies have provided further information and links to their websites. If the logo shows a hand when you mouseover, you can click for more information.
Loddon Shire CouncilBENDIGO HEALTHIDHSHALTHEADSPACEBoort District HealthLifelinePCPcommunityRepsMurray Primary Health Network LogoNorthern DIstrict Community Health LogoStandBy logo final 0517SalvoCare Northern Logo Dingee Bush Nurse

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