Excellence in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians

The excellence in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians recognises achievements, excellence and innovation in mental health service delivery that improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians with mental illness.

Congratulations to Kirsten Yates, Adj Prof Melissa Casey & All aRT staff for, promoting recovery and trauma treatment in public health.

Mental health patients often face misdiagnosis or are only treated for immediate medical issues, which results in re-presentations.

To reverse this trend, we launched the agile Recovery from Trauma (aRT) clinic, which trained ten senior psychologists to identity post-traumatic stress disorder and treat symptoms with cognitive processing therapy.

The 69 patients treated by the aRT clinic have experienced a 55% improvement in their trauma symptoms and a 48% improvement in depressive symptoms, both of which are clinically significant results.

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