beyondblue Australian-first smartphone app to help reduce suicide deaths

BeyondNow is a suicide safety planning smartphone app that provides a platform for people to develop their own personalised safety plan. Safety planning empowers a client to manage psychological distress and suicidal thoughts; helping people reduce their immediate risk of suicidal behaviour. It involves the person – ideally with support from a health professional – identifying coping and help-seeking strategies that are tailored for their needs, situation and personal relationships.

Small Grants for Rural Communities Program Opens

The 30th round of FRRR’s Small Grants for Rural Communities program is offering more than $300,000 with the support of co-funding from The Bertalli Family Foundation, Berrembed Trust, The Pratt Foundation, The RE Ross Trust, The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation managed by Equity Trustees, The Yulgilbar Foundation, The William Buckland Foundation managed by Equity Trustees, Friends of FRRR and other private donors.

Acute Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease Education Workshop (16 CME/CPD hours)

The rheumatic heart disease workshop is designed for key health staff involved in the diagnosis and management of people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the Northern Territory. This workshop will engage participants with a combination of objective driven information sessions, and consolidate that knowledge with a series of targeted clinical and practical case studies.


Have your say on e-mental health resources!

Have your say on e-mental health resources!

The ANU’s eMHPrac (e-Mental Health in Practice) team is part of an Australian Government funded initiative to develop and provide e-mental health training and support to allied health service providers, primary care nurses and peer support workers.

eMHPrac is currently running their third annual survey to find out what you currently think about using online mental health services in your work. Read more or participate here

Reviewers wanted to read over updated content of Remote Primary Health Care Manuals

The Remote Primary Health Care project is currently in the process of reviewing content for the new editions of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals and are looking for volunteer health practitioners to read over the updated draft content – usually about 5-7 protocols assigned to a reviewer. As the manuals are made by the users for the users, reviewing is a great way to provide feedback.

The reviewer just needs to check:

Women & Leadership Australia

On behalf of Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), we are pleased to provide you with information pertaining to leadership development scholarships currently available to all female members.

In line with WLA’s aim to increase the accessibility of high quality leadership development to a greater percentage of female leaders, fee support scholarships are selectively provided to assist current and aspiring female leaders in their career development journey.