Equal ground created in the ACT

13 November 2019

A new mental health program for same-sex attracted and gender diverse people aged 16 and over will be available soon in the ACT.

Equal Ground aims to address research that suggests a disproportionate number of same-sex attracted and gender diverse people experience poorer mental health outcomes, and have a higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.

These outcomes paint an alarming picture – illustrating the need for quality, inclusive mental health services tailored to the specific needs of the LGBTIQA+ community.

Federal Health Minister launches new mental health program for Canberrans

2 August 2019

The Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, has launched a program to help Canberrans experiencing significant mental health challenges.  Individualised support will be provided through the National Psychosocial Support Measure (NPSM) to assist people in their recovery.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the National Psychosocial Support Measure played a critical role when it came to tackling mental health.

10 years of youth support through headspace Canberra

17 April 2019

It has been over a decade since headspace Canberra opened their doors, to offer mental health and wellbeing supports to the over 38,000 young people in the region aged between 12-25 years.

The anniversary celebrations coincide with the official launch of the new, centrally located centre in Braddon - which opened its doors to young people in December last year.

Since opening, headspace Canberra has seen over 14,000 young people across the community and has become a pillar of youth wellbeing in the community.

Innovative aged-care pilot to expand across the ACT

19 February 2019

Capital Health Network (CHN) welcomes the announcement from the ACT Government that a locally trialled innovative aged-care PHN program will now be expanded across the ACT through ACT Government funding. CHN commissioned Calvary Public Hospital Bruce to trial the PHN Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) Program in 2016 to provide expert, coordinated and collaborative health care to residents of five Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) in north Canberra.

Canberrans benefit from Pharmacists located in general practice

31 January 2019

A successful two-year pilot has shown the benefits of having a non-dispensing Pharmacist in general practice, as part of the health care team.  The pilot, held in Isabella Plains Medical Centre, YourGP@Crace and National Health Co-op, was evaluated by the University of Canberra which concluded that having a Pharmacist on board has increased the quality of prescribing, increased support to GPs, saved GPs time and reduced costs to patients. 

JOINT HEADSPACE CANBERRA AND CHN RELEASE: Canberra’s in a new headspace

29 November 2018

headspace Canberra is moving!  We will be moving to a new centrally located space that will be better equipped and designed to meet the growing demand for our services.

headspace Canberra is designed to make it as easy as possible for young people to access the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing.  The centre will be relocating to Braddon, from 18 December, to better service young people across Canberra.

Call for better support for primary care to improve health of Canberrans

22 November 2018

Capital Health Network, ACT’s Primary Health Network (PHN), has made a submission in response to the ACT Budget 2019/20 Consultation which calls for better support for primary care to improve the health of Canberrans.

Capital Health Network Chief Executive Adj Prof Gaylene Coulton said the seven key priority areas in their submission have been identified through a rigorous and evidence-based Needs Assessment process which monitors the health and wellbeing needs of the ACT population.

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