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Promoting Help-Seeking, Mental Health & Resilience in Schools

Who participated in YAM (Youth Aware of Mental Health)?

Who participated in YAM (Youth Aware of Mental Health)?

3 Schools in Country South Australia

  • Tumby Bay
  • Minlaton
  • Port Pirie

260+ year 9 & 10 Students

6 YAM Instructors

What has been the impact of YAM?

  • Decrease in suicidal thoughts
  • Decrease in depressed mood
  • Increase in intentions to seek help if needed

What was done to support the rollout of YAM?

300+ South Australian Department of Education teachers and staff undertook Question Persuade Refer (QPR) online suicide prevention training

70+ South Australian Department of Education teachers and staff participated in SafeTalk training

20+ South Australian Department of Education teachers and staff participated in Applied Suicide Prevention Training

Teacher Testimonial

Students developed their knowledge and understanding of mental health in a manner that wasn’t confronting for them. Students learnt through the use of classroom posters, information booklets, visual presentations, role-plays and group discussions.

Students identified the difference between feelings, stress, crisis situations, depression, and suicidal thoughts. The group discussed and learnt a variety of methods to support themselves, friends and family members to help them in the future. The program was well received by students at our school and we hope to continue the program in the years ahead. 

– Teacher

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CSAPHN does not provide direct crisis services. If you or someone you know needs more urgent care, please call one of the services below:

Country SA PHN and Adelaide PHN are working with SA Health to establish Interoperable Secure Messaging to support the exchange of discharge summaries, referrals, Pathology and imaging reports.

Project Overview

SA Health recently went out to tender for a state-wide secure messaging system which will function from all locations.

The system will enable the sending of discharge summaries from both the OACIS and Sunrise systems. It will be used as the delivery mechanism for Outpatient Specialist letters, Allied Health reports, Pharmacist information, Communicable Disease Notifications and Public Health Alerts.

The system will also enable the secure sending of referrals to both Specialists and Allied Health professionals working within SA Health.

It will be supported by a National Directory Framework to support both providers and organisations to be correctly listed and linked.

Benefits

Benefits of the SA Health Secure Messaging project:

  • Discharge Summaries sent complete to your providers
  • Specialist letters sent to your providers electronically
  • Electronic referrals to SA Health Specialists and Allied Health Providers
  • Pathology and Imaging requests to be electronic to SA Health
  • Pathology and Imaging results to be sent electronically
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How will the project be implemented?

While we have been engaged to assist with the implementation, SA Health remain the primary owners and managers of the project. SA Health will roll out the project in stages which are loosely represented in the Life Cycle graphic to the right.

The current focus for SA Health is the integration of the new system with their existing systems and workflows while we in the PHN’s are assisting you to get ready for go-live.

Future stages include:

  • Proof of concept testing with General Practice in a variety of locations and clinical management systems
  • Rollout of discharge summaries, specialist letters, and pathology results to General Practice
  • Rollout of e-referral functionality
  • Expansion of secure communication to allied health, pharmacy, and aged care

Our focus has primarily been on assessing where you are at with the necessary Healthcare Identifier requirements needed to participate in Secure Messaging. This has been done through the survey that many of you have completed and some are yet to do. If you have not completed the survey, we ask you to do so by June 30.

What can you do to get ready?
  1. NASH PKI Certificate: Interoperable Secure Messaging requires the use of a NASH PKI certificate issued by the Department of Health. To obtain a certificate, the organisation must be registered with the Healthcare Identifier service. Seek assistance from your SMD provider to get the certificate implemented on your system properly.
  2. PRODA accounts: ensure your provider and organisation details are up to date on the Healthcare Identifier service. This includes your business details such as exact business name, ABN, Registered Authority (RA), Organisational Maintenance Officer (OMO) and linking your Providers to your HPI-O. All of this can be done through PRODA.
  3. Self-Assessment Tool: A survey will be provided by your PHN to assist you in identification of any changes or support needed to enable your participation in Secure Messaging with SA Health. If you are within the Country SA PHN region.
Start Survey

Q&A

Interoperable Secure Messaging requires the use of NASH certificate issued by the Department of Health. To obtain a NASH Certificate the organisation must be registered with the Healthcare Identifier service.

PRODA accounts: provider and organisation details which provide details to the National Directory Framework are accessed and managed by PRODA.

Are you have any difficulties in obtaining either?

NASH Certificate & PRODA account set up

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Life Cycle

Digital Health Team
  • SA Health specifications and procurement process announced.
  • Vendor selection by SA Health and contract negotiation.
  • Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN engagement as partners to support SA Health in whole-of-state implementation.
Preparation for Secure Messaging
  • Confirm specifications required for interoperable Secure Messaging.
  • Prepare Assessment for General Practice.
  • Create support resources. 
General Practice assessment
  • SA Health briefing to General Practice of Secure Messaging project and successful vendor.
  • General Practice assessment of current state and preparedness. 
  • Awareness building with General Practice.
General Practice implementation and recording of details
  • Work with General Practice to complete on site set up.
  • Support updating of directory services for SA Health.
  • Ensure Healthcare Identifier Location and Provider details are up to date.
Phase One: testing and deployment

Work with General Practice to complete on site set up.

Support updating of directory services for SA Health.

Ensure Healthcare Identifier Location and Provider details are up to date.

Support for bone health

Reducing the risk of musculoskeletal condition in Australia’s population

Prevalence of arthritis in Australia

Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions are highly prevalent, affecting around 1 in 3 Australians. Although the conditions are rarely fatal, they are large contributors to illness, pain and disability. Compared with the general population, people with musculoskeletal conditions have higher rates of poor health, very high psychological distress and very severe pain.

These conditions are predominantly managed in primary health care settings by a range of health professionals. Treatment involves a combination of medication (for pain and inflammation); physiotherapy; self-management (such as diet and exercise); education on self-management and living with the condition; and referral to specialist care.

Arthritis SA

Visit the Arthritis SA website for more information

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CSAPHN does not provide direct crisis services. If you or someone you know needs more urgent care, please call one of the services below:

Supporting health professionals

Providing advice for suitable services or community groups in rural SA

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Gender Connect Country SA support professionals including doctors, nurses/midwives, counsellors, teachers, school supports and more. Gender Connect Country SA can tailor support to your needs, for example if you:

  • have questions regarding the needs of transgender, gender diverse or gender questioning clients
  • would like advice on using respectful and inclusive language
  • have questions regarding transition related health care and referrals to other practitioners
  • have questions regarding issues that impact the transgender, gender diverse or gender questioning community
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements and national standards.
  • would like to know more about how you can help support those who are transgender, gender diverse or gender questioning
  • would like to organise a Workforce Training Update session for your organisation or team
Gender Connect

Find out more information about Gender Connect Country SA through SHINE SA

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Low Intensity Mental Health Supports

Supporting people who are experiencing everyday life pressures

Low Intensity (Li) psychological interventions will appropriately support people with or at risk of mild mental illness at the local level, that people can access easily and directly, with or without needing a referral.

Providing an initial service ‘step’ within a primary care stepped care framework, Low Intensity services will provide evidence based psychological intervention (e.g. cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and delivered in a time-limited manner, rather than as an ongoing service.

Regional Access

24/7 Low intensity psychological service

Regional Access provides up to three short-term counselling sessions and priority referral to higher intensity psychological therapies as required  for people who are worried, stressed and or affected by bushfire, drought and natural disasters.

You can call 1300 032 186 and you do not need a referral, so you can make the call at a time.

We can help with:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Financial worries
  • Grief and loss
  • Hopelessness
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Low self-esteem

  • Relationship issues and family problems
  • Sadness
  • Short-term depression
  • Stress
  • Wellbeing
  • Work stress

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Country SA commissioned organisations

Country SA PHN and Adelaide PHN are working with SA Health to establish Interoperable Secure Messaging to support the exchange of discharge summaries, referrals, Pathology and imaging reports.

Project Overview

SA Health recently went out to tender for a state-wide secure messaging system which will function from all locations.

The system will enable the sending of discharge summaries from both the OACIS and Sunrise systems. It will be used as the delivery mechanism for Outpatient Specialist letters, Allied Health reports, Pharmacist information, Communicable Disease Notifications and Public Health Alerts.

The system will also enable the secure sending of referrals to both Specialists and Allied Health professionals working within SA Health.

It will be supported by a National Directory Framework to support both providers and organisations to be correctly listed and linked.

What is Interoperable Secure Messaging

Interoperable means that the Secure Messaging products can exchange information while safeguarding the encryption and security of the document and retaining data fields for information transfer.

In short, it means that the product you have will not need to be replaced; but you may need to update it to use the NASH certificate.

Benefits

Benefits of the SA Health Secure Messaging project:

  • Discharge Summaries sent complete to your providers
  • Specialist letters sent to your providers electronically
  • Electronic referrals to SA Health Specialists and Allied Health Providers
  • Pathology and Imaging requests to be electronic to SA Health
  • Pathology and Imaging results to be sent electronically
Read More


How will the project be implemented?

While we have been engaged to assist with the implementation, SA Health remain the primary owners and managers of the project. SA Health will roll out the project in stages which are loosely represented in the Life Cycle graphic to the right.

The current focus for SA Health is the integration of the new system with their existing systems and workflows while we in the PHN’s are assisting you to get ready for go-live.

Future stages include:

  • Proof of concept testing with General Practice in a variety of locations and clinical management systems
  • Rollout of discharge summaries, specialist letters, and pathology results to General Practice
  • Rollout of e-referral functionality
  • Expansion of secure communication to allied health, pharmacy, and aged care

Our focus has primarily been on assessing where you are at with the necessary Healthcare Identifier requirements needed to participate in Secure Messaging. This has been done through the survey that many of you have completed and some are yet to do. If you have not completed the survey, we ask you to do so by June 30.

What can you do to get ready?
  1. NASH PKI Certificate: Interoperable Secure Messaging requires the use of a NASH PKI certificate issued by the Department of Health. To obtain a certificate, the organisation must be registered with the Healthcare Identifier service. Seek assistance from your SMD provider to get the certificate implemented on your system properly.
  2. PRODA accounts: ensure your provider and organisation details are up to date on the Healthcare Identifier service. This includes your business details such as exact business name, ABN, Registered Authority (RA), Organisational Maintenance Officer (OMO) and linking your Providers to your HPI-O. All of this can be done through PRODA.
  3. Self-Assessment Tool: A survey will be provided by your PHN to assist you in identification of any changes or support needed to enable your participation in Secure Messaging with SA Health. If you are within the Country SA PHN region.
Start Survey

Life Cycle

Digital Health Team
  • SA Health specifications and procurement process announced.
  • Vendor selection by SA Health and contract negotiation.
  • Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN engagement as partners to support SA Health in whole-of-state implementation.
Preparation for Secure Messaging
  • Confirm specifications required for interoperable Secure Messaging.
  • Prepare Assessment for General Practice.
  • Create support resources.
General Practice assessment
  • SA Health briefing to General Practice of Secure Messaging project and successful vendor.
  • General Practice assessment of current state and preparedness.
  • Awareness building with General Practice.
Phase One: testing and deployment
  • Provide support for pilot locations to test Secure Messaging with SA Health.
  • Support roll out to whole-of-state for SA Pathology and Discharge Summaries.
  • Provide feedback and review to SA Health on the Phase One deployment.
  • Prepare for Phase Two: Electronic Referrals

Kite Program

Taking Care our Our Country SA Communities

Supporting community during COVID-19

COVID-19 has created dramatic changes in our work and personal lives. The uncertain journey ahead in terms of restrictions and second waves can be destabilising and concerning. Supporting people through this time, in terms of wellbeing, engagement and connection is critical. Here at Country SA PHN we know it is important to take care of our communities.

In recognition of this, we are providing free access to the Kite Support app to anyone living or working in Country South Australia. We offer this support to help maintain workforce wellbeing and assist in workplace and individual resilience development. This wellbeing support helps to underpin the success of our shared goals and the region’s long term health outcomes.

What is being impacted most?

  • Our personal wellbeing: the way we think, feel and look after ourselves through adversity and stress
  • Our social wellbeing: the relationships we have, how we communicate, and our awareness of those around us
  • Our Leadership skills: the way we manage our teams and our businesses outside of the office environment
  • How we now do our jobs: the tools we use, how we engage colleagues and customers

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What is Kite Support?

A clever and calming app that takes just 5 minutes per day

Kite Support is a wellbeing and learning solution delivered via a clever and calming app that takes just 5 minutes per day.

  • Developed by experts in health, corporate wellbeing, organisational development and resilience.
  • Micro-learning - designed to be easy to use with bite-size daily activities to reduce the information overload.
  • Work through it at your own pace and complete the further learning activities if you have time.
  • Evidence based activities that really work - try each day and see if it resonates in your life.
  • Designed to be like a book rather than an app, making it a calming and helpful addition to your phone.

How it works

How does Kite Support provide support for community?

4 distinct areas of support

  • Personal wellbeing
    Including mindset, self care, managing anxiety, and vision and purpose
  • Social wellbeing
    Including strengthening relationships, communication, mental health awareness and parental guilt
  • Leading through change
    Including managing through adversity, health promoting leadership and coaching
  • New ways of working
    Including remote working, managing time, habits for success and staying connected

Choose your own journey and spend 5 minutes each day on you.

Kite Support App

The Kite Support app was developed by specialists in health and corporate wellbeing, which makes this app relevant to a wide range of individuals.

Country SA PHN is proud to provide free access to the Kite Support app for all people living or working in country South Australia.

If you would like access to the app and are a health professional, please click here. If you are not a health professional but would like access to the app, please click here.

Access the Kite Support App

Complete your online request form.

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