Topic "Mental Health" in Chinese - total 18 documentsTitle: Caring for someone with a mental illness-Western services (Bilingual version)
Summary: This fact sheet is for carers of people with a mental illness and explains where you can find respite services and other relevant information in the Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham areas.
Title: Developing helpful communication skills with the person who is unwell and agitated
Summary: Communicating with someone experiencing severe/acute mental distress and who seems to be a danger to themselves or others can be a difficult, frustrating and frightening experience. It is vital that you remember that the person will have a reduced capacity to understand, process and act on information in a logical, reasonable and socially acceptable way. During severe mental/emotional distress the person very often feels frightened, confused and out of control.
Title: Family talk
Summary: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are 'press out' cards for children and young people to use to record their important phone numbers.
Title: Fathers - finding support
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. It includes a comprehensive list of support options.
Title: Fathers - looking after your emotional wellbeing
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about the importance of emotional health.
Title: Fathers - looking after your physical wellbeing
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about the importance of being physically well in order to manage the demands of mental illness.
Title: Fathers - partners in parenting
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about the importance of working together with your child's parent when there's conflict.
Title: Fathers - understanding and managing mental illness
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about understanding and managing your own mental illness.
Title: How to respond effectively to your relative with schizophrenia who may have challenging behaviour.
Summary: The following suggestions are made to help you to cope with certain behaviour associated with schizophrenia. Remember that every person is different, and everyone’s circumstances are different. These are suggestions to try, but if they don’t work for you, it might help if you consult with the mental health professional that you see, about what to do next. It may be that the particular suggestion just needs to be used differently in your situation, or that a different method may work better. Don’t assume that nothing can be done.
Title: Parenting: being a dad
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about being a dad when there's mental illness in the family.
Title: Piecing the puzzle together: raising young people when mental illness is part of your life
Summary: This booklet is for people living with a mental health problem or mental illness, whose children are aged between 2 and 7 years. It’s also for partners, family and friends. It contains helpful ideas about being the best parent you can when you’re not as well as you’d like to be and ways to support your child’s development during their special early years. Produced in consultation with consumers, carers, workers, academics and policy makers. A detachable Care Plan Folder is also available.
Title: Positive and negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia
Summary: By positive symptoms we mean: delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders. By negative symptoms we mean: decreased motivation, social withdrawal, inability or difficulty in making friends, slowness of movement, vulnerability to stress, inability to learn from past mistakes, inability to enjoy life.
Title: Recognising the grief response and mental illness
Summary: When we think of grief we normally associate it with someone passing away. When we have a loved one with a mental illness we also experience intense waves of grief as we mourn the losses in their lives and often the changes in our relationship with them. Both the person with the mental illness, and those who love and care for that person, experience loss.
Title: Sexual Assault
Summary: For people who have been sexually assaulted, it is a major experience and they can have many difficulties afterwards. There is no right or wrong way to feel after experiencing a sexual assault. It may take a long time to recover and feel okay again. It is important to look after yourself and to get help if you need it.
Title: The best for me and my baby
Summary: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness - and their partners - who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during pregnancy and early parenthood and provides tips for parents and for supporting family and friends.
Title: Tip sheets for carers of people with mental illness and drug use (dual diagnosis)
Summary: When we talk about drugs, we mean local (alcohol, tobacco, prescription medication) and illegal (cannabis, speed, heroin) drugs.
Title: Understanding feelings of guilt and mental illness
Summary: Tip sheet about understanding the feelings of guilt by carers of those with a mental illness.
Title: What is counselling?
Summary: The document explains what counselling is to assist you to assess your needs, setting goals, consider your options, discuss your safety and other concerns, talk about your feelings, access other services that you may require and plan for the future.
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