Mental Health

Artwork project promotes mental illness recovery

Rockhampton Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Unit now sports a colourfully painted pamphlet cabinet, spreading powerful messages of hope. The project was the brainchild of new consumer carer consultant Lester Weston who enlisted the help of inpatients over the past three months to add their artistic flair in a permanent way. It was unveiled this week at a celebration in the unit.

Specialist mental health support for older people

Older persons with complex mental health problems have access to a purpose-built facility in Rockhampton, with the support of a specialist psychiatrist. Dr Arun Kaul is the first full-time specialist psycho-geriatrician to be employed at Central Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service.

Mental health support for rural areas

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service has boarded the TARDDHiS, but it’s nothing to do with the Time Lord, it’s all about supporting local residents in tough times. The name is a mouthful – Tackling Adversity in Regional Drought and Disaster affected communities through Integrating Health Services (TARDDHiS) Program – and it’s about helping local clinicians deal with mental health issues.