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Our support staff

Our staff consist of a wide variety of people that come together to provide the best possible service for our patients. 
The following list shows some of the types of staff you might come across when accessing our services.

 

Nurse
A mental health nurse is a registered nurse who specialises in working with people who experience  mental illnesses like depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis and more.
They work with patients to help them better manage their lives. This might relate specifically to their mental health, but can also include helping with any physical, social, cultural, and spiritual needs.

Dietitian
Dietitians help people understand the relationship between food and health. They can also help people change their diet so that they can become healthier, and stay healthy in the long term.
They provide expert nutrition and diet advice for people of all ages. 
They can help you if you have a food allergy, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer or gastrointestinal diseases, or if you are overweight or underweight. They can help with other health problems too.

 
Language and multicultural support
Language and multicultural support - psychologist

Psychologist
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. They have studied how the mind works and how people think, react, and behave.
People are often confused about the differences between a psychologist and a psychiatrist: 
Psychologists deal with people in their everyday lives, or within their work environment, to help them function better, and to prevent the development of problems in mental and physical health.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialise in the treatment of mental illnesses. Their training in medicine means that they may prescribe drugs in treatment.
Clinical psychologists work in hospitals and community health services and can help with problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and drug and alcohol abuse.

Neuropsychologist
Neuropsychologists assess and treat people with brain disorders that affect memory, learning, attention, language, reading, problem-solving and decision-making.

Psychiatrist
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has done extra training to become a specialist in mental health. 
They diagnose and treat people with a mental illness or a mental health disorder, such as anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 
Psychiatrists work in different ways and can use a combination of treatments, including counselling, psychotherapy, and medication.

 

Getting back to
the community

Our support doesn’t stop when you leave. We can assist patients with getting back into the community via the following support channels:

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Getting back into the community
Chaplaincy and spiritual care

Chaplaincy and
Spiritual Care

 

A chaplain’s role is to provide spiritual guidance, counselling, and solace to people of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems.

They can answer faith-based questions and provide spiritual guidance to patients and staff members during times of hardship. 

Chaplains also perform religious ceremonies, prayer, and meditation services for people in group settings or individually, depending on your needs.