The Options Project

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Authors: Mental Health Foundation of Victoria with Liberty Victoria

Year: 1999

Event: 1999 TheMHS Awards


Type of resource: TheMHS Awards

Award state: VIC

Award level: Bronze

Award category: Prevention, early intervention, health eduaction

Abstract: In a first for Australia, a community-based mental health education and promotion project has developed a range of innovative educational and resource materials, designed to expande and extend services for the communiuty. The Options Project produced a comprehnsisve listing of mental health services, distributed to over 130 agencies in the northeastern region of Melbourne. the directory meets a long-standing need for shared information between mental health service providers that would enable agencies to identify approproitae referrals for the public. Another benfit is available without cost to mental health service providers. The Project has also produced a range of mental health eduactional and promotional booklets, including: "Your guide to understanding and managing stress", "Your guide to responsible gambling" and "Adolescent health and wellbeing: A guide to effective coping", as well as free information brohures. Description of Facility/Organisation:

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