Report from the NT Mental Health Forums, JuneThe aim of this report is to provide a document that captures information from the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) June 2016 forums and acts as a guide for NTMHC. The intention is to support and...

My Recovery – Peer Led Education Program

My Recovery is a peer led education and support program for people living with mental health challenges or alcohol and other drug issues. The program is led by peers – people with their own lived experience of mental health challenges (or alcohol and other drug issues) and recovery. The peers have been trained to facilitate the My Recovery program and use their experience in a safe and meaningful way.

Anti-Discrimination Commission is open

The ADC are taking calls (8999 1444) or emails (antidiscrimination@nt.gov.au) if you want
to ask them about your rights or obligations under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992. If
this is not possible, they have a limited reception.

They are still accepting and progressing formal complaints. Complaint forms can be
found at https://adc.nt.gov.au/; or give them a call if you need them to send one to you.
ADC are conducting conciliations over the phone and can use private online
conferencing if appropriate, safe and fair for everyone.

Their training is now up and running and they are able to deliver online. Give ADC a call
and talk to them about what you need.

AUSTRALIAN COMMISSION on SAFETY and QUALITY in HEALTH CARE

 National Safety and Qualify Digital Mental Health Standards – update Consultations extended and new fact sheets available – click here to download fact sheets.

To allow organisations and individuals additional time to respond, the Commission is extending the end of the consultation process to 29 May 2020. Stakeholders can view the draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards on the Commission’s website and provide feedback via an online survey.

You can also contact: Ben Prest, Senior Project Officer DMHS@safetyandquality.gov.au

NDIA

The Government announced a range of measures to support NDIS participants and providers – click here to view the list of measures.

The NDIA is regularly updating the NDIS website which has information on understanding and accessing measures the NDIA has in place.

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is also issuing regular advice to registered NDIS providers. Provider alerts can be found here.

A new online Infection Control course, offered by the Department Health, protecting yourself and staff and the people you care for from infection with COVID-19. The online training.

The Department of Health has developed specific advice on Personal Protective Equipment when looking after people who are confirmed to have, or suspected of having, COVID-19. Click here.

Registered NDIS Providers are required to ensure ‘continuity of support requirements’ are in place for all participants who are in their care. They are also required to notify the NDIS Commission of any changes to the scale of their operations by either emailing registrations@ndiscommission.gov.au or calling 1800 035 544.

NT Human Services Industry Plan, January 2020

The Northern Territory’s 10 year Human Services Industry Plan is designed to unite efforts across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors, with themes, priorities and actions targeted to build “strong and inclusive organisations; supporting our people, our cultures and our communities through high-qualify human services”. Click here to download the report.

National Peer Workforce Guidelines Survey

The National Mental Health Commission, recently launched National Peer Workforce Guidelines Survey.

Under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Commission is leading the development of National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines by 2021 to sustain and grow the workforce.

In collaboration with RMIT University, the Commission has launched a national online survey to help inform the initial draft of the Peer Workforce Development Guidelines.

For more information about the National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines.

Reimagine Stage 2 Co-Design Project

Do you, or someone you care for, have a mental health concern that impacts you day to day?

Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

If so, you are invited to join an upcoming co-design session to create NEW resources to support you and your community to access the NDIS. Click here.

NDIS News

The NDIS Worker Orientation Module is now available. The NDIS Commission will begin accepting applications for provider registrations in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia’s Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July 2019.To ensure a smooth...

National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) & StandBy – Support After Suicide Service

The National Indigenous Critical Response Service and StandBy – Support After Suicide Service are programs of Thirrili Ltd. Both programs work together to complement each other and provide support to individuals, families and communities impacted by suicide loss.

These services are contactable 24/7 on:

  • NICRS free call 1800 805 801 or mobile 0499 333 132.
  • StandBy mobile 0418 575 680.

For notifications and referrals for either service email suicidesupport.nt@thirrili.com.au

For further information download the flyer or visit the website.

SANE Australia – You are not alone.

A new resource developed by SANE Australia in partnership with the University of Sydney – it’s for people caring for a person who has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide. If you have any questions or require any further information about this resource, please don’t hesitate to contact SANE Australia at youarenotalone@sane.org

To access the resource click on the link below

Sane Australia – You are Not Alone – A Resource for people caring for a person who has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide

When someone close to you has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it can be hard to respond to their needs while also looking after yourself. This site is for you. You are not alone was made with the help of people who have been carers and know how tough it is.