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World's Greatest Mental Health Service

Ok so following discussions on @j95's thread, @Ngaio-RO wanted me to start this thread.

 

The question is: If you had the choice, what would you do if you were a mental health service?

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Re: World's Greatest Mental Health Service

Yayy! SO awesome @Nat8 Fingers crossed @j95 shares wisdom with us too.

 

Ok, I'll start - 

 

The World's Greatest Mental Health Service (WGMHS) would:

 

be open 24 hours

be completely free

have a beautiful waiting room with couches and tv's, ipads and gaming consoles.

have free coffee, tea and hot chocolate

have a GP, psychiatrist, psychologist, youth worker, housing specialist, Centrelink worker, employment support worker and other specialists available ALL THE TIME.

let the customer decide how they want their treatment to be

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@Ngaio-RO Ok so this one took some thought, I decided to add on bc those are some cool ideas

 

 

- It would be more education based when coming to other services like schools so the school can readjust their attitudes

- you could game in the waiting room

- it would be a place to chill anytime

- with lots of lollies and chocolate Smiley Tongue

- you could have more of a community feel with groups for common interests 

- it's a service run for the people, by the people Smiley Happy

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Re: World's Greatest Mental Health Service

@Ngaio-RO oh and you won't be on strict time limits, 

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Nice one @Nat8

 

So no restrictions on session times, is that what you mean? Awesome.

 

And it's run by a youth advisory board

And not only are there rooms community groups can meet in but there are sound proof rooms with people teaching music, sound recording, instruments

and you can bring your dogs

in fact, they have therapy animals all over the place

 

 

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@Ngaio-RO yeah sorry and i'd love to go to therapy if there are dogs involved Smiley Tongue

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Love all of those suggestions! If only we could will them into being!

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Re: World's Greatest Mental Health Service

I love all of those ideas and want to add:
- It needs to have a telephone and webchat available as well, for those people in rural areas etc.
- I think the consumer should have the first say in their next step of treatment.
- Lots of different specialists and psychiatrist and psychologists available.
- Maybe , if attached to the mental health service, there could be a fx zone or bowling for example so that those people that don't want to be seen entering the service can say they were there for the trampolining etc.This can also be used as a fun way to have discussions with psychologists (maybe not trampolining Smiley Tongue)
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There should be an easy way to book appointments, as in, online and/or through an app.
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It would have a few different types of inpatient treatments for those at acute risk.

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