Meeting topics that were popular in 2019 were:
- Child and adolescent
- Cancer and mental health
- Diabetes and mental health
- Pain and mental health
- Drug and alcohol
- Eating disorders
- Perinatal and infant
- Practitioner self-care
- Local service information
Use this list as a starting point to brainstorm ideas for your network.
If one of these topics is of interest, the following resources may be useful to discuss at your meeting:
Child and adolescent articles and e-learning:
Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health (NWCCMH) have compiled:
Prostate Cancer and mental health webinar:
The MHPN webinar 'Prostate Cancer – effects on mental health after surgery', associated case study and supporting resources are available. The supporting resources also include resources if you wanted to focus on cancer and mental health in a broader context. 'Diabetes' and 'Pain' focused webinars can be found in the MHPN webinar library.
Alcohol and depression resources:
Dr Hester Wilson provided a case study in the newsGP publication. You could discuss the case study and listen to the The Black Dog Institute podcast Alcohol misuse and mental health (35 min)
Eating disorders guidelines:
National Eating Disorders Collaboration provides resources for health professionals on their website.
Perinatal and infant guidelines: Complex Trauma information:
Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) offers a free resource for practitioners in the form of the National Perinatal Mental Health Guidelines.
Blue Knot Foundation provide information for health professionals
who work in various capacities with clients with complex trauma histories.
The MHPN webinar 'Self-care for mental health practitioners', associated case study and supporting resources are available.
Networks have reached out to local services and asked a representative to present at a meeting. Local alcohol and other drugs, disability, sexual assault support, gambling addiction and housing support services have provided presentations at network meetings.
Get in touch with your project officer if you have any questions and to set a date for your next meeting.
MHPN project team phone: 1800 209 031 or email your project officer directly.