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MH-Smile: Better Mental Health through Screening and Monitoring physical health, brief Intervention and health Literacy Education

MH-Smile: Better Mental Health through Screening and Monitoring physical health, brief Intervention and health Literacy Education
19 Mar 2019

MH-SMILE is a 12 month program to improve physical health outcomes in people with a mental health concern/illness, living in the Cockburn region of Western Australia (WA).

The program sims to reduce the physical health disparity between this group and the general population.  The areas specifically targeted are to improve dietary intake and physical activity levels, lower diabetes, cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory disease risks, reduce alcohol and other drug use and improve oral health and sexual health.

Clients who meet the following criteria may be referred to the MH-SMILE 12 month structured program free of chart:

  • Aged 16 years and over
  • Live in the Cockburn region of WA
  • Have an identified mental health concern/illness
  • Willing to attend screening for mental health and physical health issues at Cockburn Wellbeing and four follow-up health assessments.

MH-SMILE is provided through Cockburn Wellbeing, situated at Cockburn Integrated Health, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success, WA 6164.

If you have a client you would like to refer to MH-SMILE please email cockburnwellbeing@curtin.edu.au.

 

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