Other websites and resources

Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life, and our environment.

According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is a state of wellbeing in which a person is able to:

  • cope with the normal stresses of life
  • work productively
  • realise their potential
  • contribute to the community.

Below are some websites where you can get up to date information regarding mental health services, resources and tools.

This also includes links to health professional key agencies and regional networks.

People with co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol support needs

As part of a needs assessment conducted in 2016, CESPHN identified comorbidity between AOD and mental health conditions as a priority area, with low levels of service provision. To inform how best to address this priority area, the CESPHN funded NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) to undertake a scoping exercise to evaluate the current practices and support needs of healthcare providers in the CESPHN in working with co-occurring mental health and AOD issues among their clients.

The scoping exercise was undertaken to improve understanding of these issues at the network level, with a view to providing recommendations for workforce development and capacity building. By improving the capacity of healthcare providers to identify, intervene, and provide appropriate referral and coordinated care with this population, the standard of care, and the lives of people with co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions may be improved.

Key documents

An overview of the project is available on the CREMS website.
The final report from the project is available here.
A two-page bulletin summarising the report and recommendations is available here.