The Mental Health and Community Pharmacy Project is funded by the Australian
Government Department of Health as part of the Fifth Community
Pharmacy Agreement Research and Development Program managed by the
Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

CONSUMER RESOURCES

Clinical Guidelines for the Physical Care of Mental Health Consumers

Physical health screening guidelines for consumers of mental health services.

How Consumers Can Be Ready For The Rescheduling Of Alprazolam By 1 February 2014

Please read the factsheet and discuss with your doctor if this affects you Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine drug most commonly used in the treatment of panic disorder and short term treatment of anxiety; you may know it as Xanax, Kalma or Ralozam.

CARER RESOURCES

Guide for Carers – Caring for others, caring for yourself

The beyondblue Guide for Carers – Caring for others, caring for yourself includes helpful information for carers and relatives of people who have either just been diagnosed, are recovering, or are in the early stages of depression/anxiety.

Fact sheet from the Mental Health Council of Australia - Checklist for Carers.

http://mhca.org.au/sites/default/files/imported/component/rsfiles/consumers-and-carers/Checklist-for-Carers.pdf

Griffith Mental Health and Community Pharmacy Project Facebook page is great for resources, motivational sayings and online support.

https://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthandcommunitypharmacy

The Mental health Council of Australia includes information on Consumer and Carer participation, Mental Illness and the disability support pension, Mental health reform, improving mental health services and regular updates about the sector.

http://mhca.org.au

In this website under Resources/ Factsheets, look for Checklist for Consumers /Carers - of particular interest is the section about medication. This could assist you with they types of questions that are common for consumers and carers about the medication.

http://mhca.org.au/resources/fact-sheets

On the topic of medications don't forget the really easy-to-use CMI's from the website below, Choice and Medication.

http://www.choiceandmedication.org/queenslandhealth/

GROW Qld website has information about GROW and information about group meetings and venues.

http://www.grow.net.au/index.php/grow-in-your-state/grow-qld

FINDING A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

National service directory – find a GP, Hospital, ED and Pharmacy

http://www.nhsd.com.au

Australian Psychology Society – Find a Psychologist

http://www.nhsd.com.au

RANZCP – find a Psychiatrist

https://www.ranzcp.org/Resources/find-a-psychiatrist.aspx

Health Engine – Find a practitioner

http://healthengine.com.au/findapractitioner.php

HealthShare – Find a health Professional

http://www.healthshare.com.au/directory/find-a-health-professional

HealthShare – browse health topics (Q & A)

http://www.healthshare.com.au/all-health-topics

Queensland Health Alcohol and drug information and supports

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/atod/help_support.asp

Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies – including help for families

http://www.qnada.org.au

Queensland Public hospitals and health care facilities

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/services/

Medicare Local

http://www.medicarelocals.gov.au/internet/medicarelocals/publishing.nsf#.Uv0pd6WgGu4

Private hospitals in Queensland

http://healthengine.com.au/find/Private_Hospital/QLD/

OTHER RESOURCES

Western Australia Therapeutic Advisory Group

The Western Australian Therapeutics Advisory Group (WATAG) was established to promote rational therapeutic drug use in Western Australia. The WA Director-General of Health convened WATAG in 1997, and it has operated continuously since, with funding support provided by the WA Department of Health (WA DoH). 

Choice and Other Medication

The intent of this webpage is to provide appropriate information in relation to psychotropic medications to consumers and/or carers receiving health care from Queensland Health. Psychotropic medications refer to medications associated with the treatment of mental health problems.

Fact sheet: New Medicare items for GP mental health treatment plans

Information, including frequently asked questions, about the Medicare items for GP mental health treatment plans.

Mental health services in Australia

Mental health services in Australia provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians.

Queensland Drought Support Package

The Queensland Governments' 2013 Drought Relief Assistance Scheme announced in May 2013 provides a whole-of-government response aimed at addressing the present circumstances of farming families, businesses and communities in drought declared shires.