Service Updates

General Manager's Update 

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General Manager's Update

November 2020:  Ange Karooz provides an update on latest initiatives within the Mental Health Service.

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 please see the NSW Health COVID-19 webpage

 Service Updates


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December 2020:  Ange Karooz and Danielle Coppleson discuss recent initiatives concerning Homelessness.



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Clinical Council

November 2020:  Ange Karooz introduces the newest members of the SESLHD MHS Clinical Council:  Carer Representative Charmaine and Consumer Representative Andrea.


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Partnerships and PARC

October 2020:  Ange Karooz and Marcie DeBaets introduce the Partnerships and Transitions Team and talk about the newly opened Prevention And Recovery Centre in Bondi.


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Mental Health Month

October 2020:  The theme for Mental Health Month 2020 is "Tuning In". 

Tuning in means being present. 

It means being aware of what is happening within you, and in the world around you.

Being present by tuning in has been shown to help build self-awareness, help make effective choices, reduce the impact of worry, and build positive connections.

Our staff have come together to showcase their passion and share messages of solidarity and hope. 


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Aboriginal Mental Health

September 2020:  Ange Karooz and Darryl Gardiner talk about the new model of care for Aboriginal Mental Health Consumers which has been developed in partnership with the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation.  This new model of care bridges the gap for Aboriginal people who access both inpatient and community mental health resources and services the entire SESLHD Aboriginal Community.


Towards Zero Suicides

August 2020:  Ange Karooz and Sam Hassan introduce the Towards Zero Suicides program and discuss changes that will occur within the Mental Health Service to support this initiative.


Police Ambulance Clinical Early Response

July 2020:  Ange Karooz and Chris Hay discuss the PACER Program (Police Ambulance Clinical Early Response) at St George Mental Health Service and its expansion throughout South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.



COVID-19:  Leave & Visitor Policy plus Telehealth

June 2020:  Ange Karooz and Dr Claire Gaskin discuss the leave and visitor policy during COVID-19 as well as how the MHS is integrating Telehealth as part of our Service delivery.

Telehealth presents our Service with a valuable opportunity to deliver healthcare from a distance to our consumers, particularly with the impact of COVID-19 on the health system. Please contact your Care Coordinator to discuss if Telehealth is suitable option for you.


The Recovery & Wellbeing College

May 2020:  Ange Karooz and Arna Rathgen talk about the way COVID-19 has changed the College’s service delivery including the use of technology to conduct online groups and workshops. 

The College are updating their Facebook page regularly to provide you with information on self-care, staying healthy and making informed choices during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Operational changes due to

May 2020:  Ange Karooz, Dr Claire Gaskin and Jo Rogerson discuss operational changes due to COVID-19