Mental health clinicians fill a crucial professional role in modern day Australia. Trained and skilled in the support and care of members of our community who suffer from mental illness, as our population grows so, too, does the need for clinicians specialised in this field.
Workplace wellbeing is essential for a motivated workforce. Long hours, high workloads and non-standard working patterns can have an affect on nurse mental health. In a profession where you’re constantly concerned about the wellbeing of others, it’s important you don’t neglect yourself. We’ve put together some tips for managing stress so that it doesn’t impact your work. Implement these, and you can continue loving the job you do.
The “new normal” of healthcare in Australia will see you treating people with mental health challenges who are more engaged, informed and conscientious than ever before. But how will you prepare for a future where one of your biggest barriers to effective healthcare delivery may be ‘Dr Google’?
In 2017, more than 24,000 young people responded to the call out from Mission Australia to gain perspective on what they value, their dreams and ambitions; what they’re worried about in the context of their own lives and from a country-wide perspective. And the results are alarming.
Mental health nurses are one of the most valuable members of a contemporary caregiving team, and there are three very good reasons why.