Improving the Physical Health of people Living with Serious Mental Illness

Many mental health practitioners do not feel confident in assessing the physical health needs of people with a Serious Mental Illness, as there is a lack of existing training in this subject. Even when training is offered, it is difficult for staff to access it due to clinical workload commitments. The Regional health Improvement Profile (RHIP) has been created to assist healthcare practitioners in taking on this role effectively.

The RHIP is an evidence-derived physical health check tool specifically designed to address all the physical health problems that are more common in people with SMI. It supports healthcare practitioners in identifying these physical health problems and guides them towards evidence-based interventions to address the issue.

What skills will it give me?

  • Motivational Interviewing Skills.
  • Improved understanding of the connection between physical and mental health.
  • Increased understanding of physical health issues, screening and recommended actions.

Thursday 10th August 2017
1.00pm - 3.00pm 
University of South Australia, Whyalla Campus
Room: U1-09

RSVP: hayley.colyer@unisa.edu.au For more information.

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