Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic strategy

27 March 2020  Connect

MHPN’s highest priority is the health and well-being of practitioners and their communities.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is having and will continue to have an impact on the psychological well-being of communities across Australia.

MHPN recognises the critical role that interdisciplinary practitioners will play in responding to this emerging need and will continue to support you with online opportunities for CPD.

Moving network meetings online is an option for those who would like to arrange meetings via an online platform. Please contact your network coordinator or project officer for support.

The MHPN project team is here to support practitioner participants and coordinators. For assistance, please call 1800 209 031 or email networks@mhpn.org.au.

Webinar program delivers more 

MHPN’s team of interdisciplinary professionals will continue to support, and explore new ways, for interdisciplinary mental health practitioners to connect and learn at no cost.

Our 2020 webinar program will go ahead as planned which means interdisciplinary mental health practitioners can access CPD (continuous professional development) at work or home for free.

We are adding more webinars to our 2020 program to help you help clients navigate the specific challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19.

Join us on 30 April for ‘Working with children and families during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’. Register now!

Mental health practitioners can also access CPD with 100-plus free webinars available in our webinar library.

Specifically, you may be interested in watching the ‘Telehealth: How to make it work’ webinar to assist you transition from face-to-face to telephone consultations.

Bulk-billed telehealth services

The federal Department of Health is offering bulk-billed MBS (Medicare Benefits Schedule) telehealth services to clients and practitioners who meet the criteria as vulnerable community members.

Eligibility criteria is changing on a regular basis so please visit the following links for the latest and most accurate information:

Resources for interdisciplinary mental health practitioners

Latest updates from the Federal Department of Health

Coronavrius (COVID-19) information for Australians

Coronavirus: psychologists offer advice for maintaining positive mental health

Tips for coping with Coronavirus anxiety

 

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