Practical Guide for Working with Carers of People with a Mental Illness

The 2.4 million people who care for those with a mental illness, and those who work with these carers, have been, to a large extent, the unsung heroes in mental health in this country. They will remain the bedrock of the system.This Guide recognises carers are a crucial component of any partnership approach to service delivery. It has been developed to assist staff across service settings in Australia in recognition and support of carers, to enable them to continue in their role as partners in recovery.

To view the Practical Guide click here

A pilot project of the implementation of the Practical Guide for Workings with  Carers of People with a Mental Illness in inpatient and community services  was conducted. The findings demonstrate the effectiveness of using the Practical Guide as a tool to make improvements in staff communication with carers of people with mental health issues. Further strategies are suggested that would assist the services to continue to build carer engagement.

To  view the Evaluation Report  click here

Western Australia Branch Symposium 2018 Mental Health Nursing

Joining the Dots. Integration through Collaboration and Coproduction.

When: Friday 27 July 2018

Where: Bentley Technology Park, Bentley

WA Registrations are Open

The Western Australia Branch of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses are hosting a one day Symposium on Friday 27 July 2018. The event will give members and other attendees the opportunity to share and showcase some of the innovative practices and research occurring in Western Australia.

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Dr Nathan Gibson, Chief Psychiatrist, cordially invites all WA psychiatrists, psychiatric registrars and mental health medical officers to the Chief Psychiatrist’s Forum.

The Forum is an opportunity to bring together a group of peers to network and discuss matters of clinical importance to psychiatrists, psychiatric registrars and medical officers working across the breadth of mental health.

Clinical leadership, role and pressure will be key discussion points.

Date:          Thursday 18 October 2018

Time:          09:00 am – 11:00 am


If you are unable to attend, the Chief Psychiatrist will offer  a videoconference discussion forum on Thursday 25 October 2018 from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

RSVP               11 October 2018

Email:     or Tel: 08 6553 0000