|Perinatal and Infant Mental Health|
Consultation Liaison / Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurses Annual Conference 2013
CL NURSES: PRESENT AND AVAILABLE
Central Queensland University, Noosa Campus, 90 Goodchap St, Noosaville QLD
8:30am - 4:00pm, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June 2013
- Dr Frances Hughes, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, QLD
Afternoon 1:00pm - 4:30pm Brief psychotherapy frameworks for CL nurses: Solution Focused, Gestalt, Conversational model
This is the second collaboration between the Consultation Liaison and Perinatal & Infant Special Interest Groups, and will involve both shared and streamed presentations. It offers a unique opportunity for the CL nursing community to create conversations and explore the process of presence, being with and affecting change in the variety of settings that we work. The Conference will explore how we understand what constitutes being present and available, how change emerges in the person, staff or the system and what conditions are needed to support this essential feature of CL nursing.
Reflecting the Conference theme, our day two keynote speakers will be engaged in a 'fireside chat', exploring the way in which psychiatry and mental health nursing can come together to be present and available to the consumers and clinical settings we serve.
Set on the backdrop of beautiful Noosa, this is an opportunity too good to miss.
For more information please follow these links:
Registration Form http://www.acmhn.org/images/stories/Events/clsigregoformfinal.pdf
Minutes of Meetings
The Perinatal & Infant Mental Health LibGuide
This guide is a great first stop when looking for information and resources regarding perinatal and infant mental health. Check it out at: http://health.qld.campusguides.com/perinatal-infant-mentalhealth.
Date of this advice: 23 April 2012.
An email network for nurses & midwives interested in perinatal/infant mental health
During the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) 37th International Mental Health Nursing Conference (October 4th - 7th 2011), it was announced that the ACMHN would host the Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurse eNetwork.
Date of this advice: 13/10/11
Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurse eNetwork
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is pleased to announce and host the Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurse eNetwork, being launched in conjunction with the ACMHN’s 37th International Mental Health Nursing Conference (October 4th – 11th, 2011).
The Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurse eNetwork aims to link peers for an exchange of information, support and ideas. Given the nature of this sub-speciality, Nurses working in this field don’t always have regular contact with peers who share perinatal & infant mental health experiences and interests. Although initiated by Perinatal Mental Health Nurses and Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurses, other health professionals working closely with pregnant women, new mothers and their families are also invited to join. We recognise and value the partnerships we have with Midwives, Maternal, Child & Family Health Nurses, Indigenous Health Workers and other health professionals; we warmly welcome your contributions to the eNetwork.
The Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurse eNetwork is not moderated (ie: uncensored), but nuisance posts (abusive, racist, sexist, inappropriate advertising etc) will not be tolerated. As with other professional email networks and common netiquette, we expect the tone of the eNetwork to be casual, generous and supportive.
Registration for our Perinatal & Infant Mental Health eNetwork will be available soon!
Date of this advice: 30/9/11
ACMHN Perinatal Mental Health online CPD program
This is a 3 module continuing professional development program which is open to Australian College of Mental Health Nurses members (free) and non-member nurses and midwives ($33 including GST).
It has been designed to provide an overview of the main mental health issues surrounding the perinatal period and to introduce the concept of non-directive counselling as it pertains to this important stage of a woman's life.
Credentialed mental health nurses who undertake this program and who are registered with Medicare as having a provider number, will be eligible to provide up to 3 sessions of non-directive pregnancy counselling to clients referred by a GP under MBS Item Number 81010.
The program takes a minimum of 3 hours, depending on how many of the links you choose to follow up on (3 CPD points allocated). Once you have completed the assessment quiz at the end of Module 3, you will be eligible for a Certificate of Participation which will be emailed to you within 14 days of completion.
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If you are a current ACMHN Member
If you are a Non-Member - please click here.
Credentialed Mental Health Nurses with Perinatal MH Medicare certification
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses provides the following information to women seeking non-directive pregnancy counselling. The following ACMHN members are Credentialed Mental Health Nurses who have undertaken the ACMHN Perinatal Mental Health online training program (previously called the Non-Directive Pregnancy Program) and who are registered with Medicare to provide services to women under Medicare Item Number 81010.
Under this item number, on referral from a GP, women can claim 3 sessions with a credentialed mental health nurses at a rebate of $57.50 per session.
For a list of Credentialed MHNs who have registered their services with us, please click here.