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NSW Health - Mental Health Links
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Continuing Professional Development for Nurses
Continuing professional development resources for nurses wanting to update their mental health skills.
The Mental Health Nursing Workforce/Skills Acquisition Project
The Mental Health Nursing Workforce/Skills Acquisition project comprises three key strategies:
The acquisition of foundation-level knowledge and skills by nurses new to mental health through structured and consistent orientation/training programs is a priority. NSW Health has undertaken to facilitate the development of a State-wide standardised transition program that will promote safe and effective nursing practice for nurses new to mental health.
Mental Health Nursing Advisory Group
The Mental Health Nursing Advisory Group is chaired by the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms. Through this peak mental health nursing group, representatives from each Area Health Service, the tertiary sector and relevant mental health and nursing organisations provide advice on mental health nursing workforce and practice development strategies.
Mental Health Innovations Showcase
Stress Management for Nurses
Stress Management for Nurses was developed by the NSW Nurses' Association and NSW Health to support nurses in their challenging work roles. This booklet is intended to heighten awareness of the mental health needs of all nurses, no matter what their specialty, and provides useful exercies to assist nurses and midwives to manage stress at work.