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Bendigo getting new Psychiatric facility

A brand new specialised psychiatric facility in Bendigo will provide 80 mental health beds for Bendigo and the surrounding area.  Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge said that people with mental illnesses would be offered unique care in the centre, which is designed to combine services on one site.  The project would include an integrated psychiatric facility that combined all bed-based psychiatric services with other inpatient services on the one site which would be a first for Victoria.

The New Guide for Bordeline Personality Disorder

15 March 2013 the Minister for Health launched a new guide for Mental Health Professionals and those that will be working with those in the Mental Health industry. The new guide is to recognise and treat Borderline Personality Disorder.

The Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder was developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) at the Government’s request.

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Mental Health Act Implementation Project

In October 2012, the Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Mary Wooldridge MP released A new Mental Health Act for Victoria – Summary Of Proposed Reforms(Summary of proposed reforms) which outlines the government’s key reform objectives and policy intentions in relation to the new mental health legislation.

The aim of the Mental Health Act Implementation Project is to effectively prepare for and achieve a coordinated and smooth transition to the new Mental Health Act.

The Summary Of Proposed Reforms paper presents the major reforms that the government intends to incorporate into Victoria’s new mental health legislative framework.

The Summary Of Proposed Reforms paper can found on the Reform of the Mental Health Act webpage

Mental Health Education is online

Mental Health Education is online.

Our list of video featurettes include: Strength Based Model, An Aggressive Assessment, Bi Polar Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Drug and Alcohol Assessment, Dual Diagnosis, Early Psychosis, Generalised Anxiety Assessment, Homeless Issues In Remote Areas, Mental Health Clinicians In Remote Areas, Mild and Moderate Depression Assessments, Motivational Interviewing and Sexual Abuse Disclosure.

Also, take a look at our free preview – it contains an example of what is contained in the video featurettes.

And don’t forget to look at the information resources included – these are all FREE.

Coming Soon

Here are a few video featurettes we have coming soon:
Aboriginal & Indigenous Mental Health Issues
Remote Mental Health Services
Adolescent Bullying – Effects on Mental Health
Young Persons Mental Health Issues

Don’t forget, if you have a particular topic you would like to see, please let us know.


Mental Health Education is an online resource which aims to support the education of health practitioners and those that will work with people with a mental illness. Through the use of simulated scenarios, Mental Health Education delivers a set of educational video featurettes which have been developed by a team of experienced mental health practitioners and educators. Your education is delivered in a flexible online delivery mode with scenarios equal to real-life experiences. All the video featurettes are presented by qualified mental health practitioners and educators who have extensive knowledge and experience in all area offered. Each video featurette is presented with onscreen text to prompt viewers to important and relevant aspects to each interview. The video featurettes are accompanied by PDF education material to enhance your learning and assess your knowledge and skills.