The Chief Psychiatrist has reviewed the data collected for the 2021 Private Psychiatric Hostels Snapshot and a report is now available.
Chief Psychiatrist’s Private Psychiatric Hostels Snapshot 2021
The Chief Psychiatrist’s Private Psychiatric Hostel Snapshot is a process to understand the demographics of residents and how they access mental health services. It is published annually as part of the oversight process for private psychiatric hostels. You can view the snapshot, along with previous versions on the Monitoring of Private Psychiatric Hostels page.
COVID-19 Vaccination in Community Mental Health Services Forum
The Chief Psychiatrist and Deputy Chief Psychiatrist hosted a forum on Tuesday 9 November 2021 to showcase the learnings from the COVID-19 vaccination clinics held at the Osborne Park Community Mental Health Service.
Watch the video: COVID-19 Vaccination in Community Mental Health Services
(YouTube video – uploaded 12/11/2021)
Powerpoint presentation: COVID-19 Vaccination in Community Mental Health Services
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) raised during the forum
Will Public Health work with non-Government agencies?
- Public Health works in partnership with all mental health service providers including Public and Private Services and Non-Government Organisations, wherever you are located across Western Australia
What does Public Health provide for the Vaccination Clinics?
- Public Health provides expert staff, vaccines, consumables, interpreters, posters and all other tools and resources required
- The Pfizer vaccine is offered
- Public Health will support clinics with both small and large numbers of clients
How long does it take to organise a Vaccination Clinic?
- There is a short lead-in time of a couple of weeks to organise and confirm two clinic dates three weeks apart
Is training available for mental health nurses to become a vaccinator?
- Public Health provides training for nurses to become a vaccinator.
How will we be able to run a Vaccination Clinic when we have a very busy clinic workload?
- Osborne Park Community Mental Health Service reduced the workload for Case Managers on the vaccination days
What are the key strategies that mental health clinicians can implement to support clients?
- Case Managers discussed vaccination with all clients on their case load, encouraged them to attend and obtained their consent
- The vaccine was offered to all clients and also to any of their family and carers who wished to attend the Vaccination Clinic
- Clients did not need to have ID to get their vaccination
- Clients identified the Community Mental Health Setting as a safe, familiar and comfortable environment
- Clients were offered transport to attend the Vaccination Clinic
- A concierge greeted clients on arrival and there were short waiting times
- Case Managers and treating Doctors at the clinic reassured clients on the day
To arrange a COVID-19 Clinic, or if you have any have any further questions, contact NMHSCOVIDVaccination@health.wa.gov.au or phone 9222 8588
You are invited to an online forum showcasing the learnings from the COVID-19 vaccination clinics held at the Osborne Park Community Mental Health Service.
This session will provide tips to mental health service providers to assist their clients in making an informed choice and accessing a COVID-19 Vaccination.
Date: Tuesday 9 November
Time: 11.00am -12.00pm
- Mr Mike Brown and Ms Edwina Milner from Osborne Park Community Mental Health Service
- Ms Suzanne Cauble, Coordinator Nursing – NMHS COVID Vaccination Team
- Ms Jo Fagan, Director Public Health
Location: Microsoft Teams meeting
Click here to join on your computer or mobile app