Emergency services join forces on mental health policy

Emergency services instinctively react to crisis situations, but mounting compensation claims, adverse publicity and a growing number of employees retired hurt on duty with mental illnesses have forced them to reconsider this strategy when it comes to their own staff.

A mental health strategy released by the NSW Government on Wednesday turns the "crisis response" mentality upside-down and places prevention at the forefront of mental health care, with staff encouraged to be aware of potential issues from the beginning of their career.

Read more at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/emergency-services-join-forces-on-mental-health-strategy-20161011-grzy04.html

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