Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic strategy

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Chris Gibbs/Chief Executive Officer
2 mins read·March 27th, 2020
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 2021 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 2021 program to help you help clients navigate the specific challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19.

Join us on 30 March for ‘Men’s mental health and wellbeing’.

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 Department or your College/Association for the latest and most accurate information.

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