Official Visitors are appointed by the NSW Minister for Health to visit people in mental health inpatient facilities in NSW and are available to assist consumers on community treatment orders.
Official Visitors are independent from the health system and come from the community from a range of cultural, professional and personal backgrounds.
They aim to safeguard standards of treatment and care, and advocate for the rights and dignity of people being treated under the NSW Mental Health Act 2007.
They make regular visits to all inpatient psychiatric facilities across NSW, they talk to patients, inspect records and registers, and report on the standard of facilities and services. They liaise with staff about any issues or concerns and report any problems to the Principal Official Visitor and/or the Minister for Health.
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Welcome to the NSWNA website. The New South Wales Nurses' Association (NSWNA) is the registered union for all nurses in New South Wales. The Association represents the industrial interest of nurses employed under all awards and agreements registered in this State in both the public and private sectors. Its role is to protect the interests of nurses and the nursing profession.
Through quality education and training enable improvements to the mental health and wellbeing of people in NSW and beyond and the lives of those who work with them.
We offer education and training for: psychiatrists, general practitioners, mental health professionals, people who use mental health services, carers of people with mental health problems, staff of community managed organisations and members of the community.
We also offer extensive experience in mental health project management and development of customised training, specifically tailored to meet the training needs of organisations.
The NSW Institute of Psychiatry's charter directs us to provide a broad range of education and training initiatives directed towards the full spectrum of people involved in the area of mental health. This includes community workers in NGOs.
he NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre is a community legal centre.The Centre provides free information, advice and representation in relation to disability discrimination law for people with a disability, their associates, disability organisations and community legal centres. The service is completely confidential. The Centre also provides community legal education services. Information seminars and training workshops are delivered for community legal centres, disability organisations and a variety of other organisations. The Centre will provide interpreters, including Amlan, as required. The Centre employs a full time solicitor, and a full-time manager. The Centre is assisted by volunteer law students. The Centre provides a state wide service and country clients can contact the Centre on toll free numbers. Telephone advice sessions are held three times weekly. Face to face interviews are available by appointment.
The New South Wales Branch is one of eight branches of the College, formally constituted to provide professional leadership, support, and representation of mental health nurses in our region. We work in partnership with many agencies including: NSW Health, Centre for Mental Health, Chief Nurse, Nurses & Midwives Board, public sector Area Mental Health Services, Universities, TAFE, College of Nursing, Private sector hospitals, NGOs and other service providers - Supporting mental health in New South Wales.
Northern Beaches’ Mental Health Support Group is a group that provides members with practical strategies for coping with all mental health issues. Besides holding support groups and helping others the Support Group provides support for those facing difficulties. The Group aims to educate the community about mental illness, focus on primary preventative strategies, research community needs and lobbies for services, advocating for individuals and the group.