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for several months after quitting for the best chance of success. Support to Help Quit Quitline is a telephone support service staffed by professionals who are skilled in assisting people to quit smoking. You may call Quitline from the patient phone on 13 78 48. We also have Cancer Council leaflets available on request. Speak with your nurse for more information.
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8 | Welcome to the Mental Health Short Stay Unit WE ARE HERE TO HELP Who makes up your treating team? Your treating team is made up of a range of staff members. Together they combine their expertise to support your recovery and help you prepare for discharge. You may also hear them called the multidisciplinary team. You can discuss any concerns or questions about treatment with the treating team. Your team may include: Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychiatric Registrar Consultant psychiatrists are the senior doctors in charge of your overall treatment. Psychiatric registrars are doctors who are undertaking further study to specialise in psychiatry. The consultant psychiatrist works with the psychiatric registrar to assess and diagnose your condition and will prescribe appropriate medical treatment and care. Registered Nurse Registered nurses (simply called nurses) are responsible for giving medications, daily care needs, physical assessment needs such as taking your blood pressure or temperature, education about mental health issues and treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses will change from shift to shift. Nurses write notes outlining your progress for the treating team. Talk with your nurse if you experience any difficulties or have any questions about your care. Psychologist Psychologists can spend time talking with you to discuss and help you work through any difficulties you may be facing. They can recommend services and/or private psychologists that may be able to help you in your recovery. The psychologist may also carry out an individual assessment to help give you and your treating team a better understanding of your symptoms, diagnosis, strengths and weaknesses, and any changes from how you were before you became unwell. Social Worker Social workers can support you, your family including children and your carers, to better manage and understand why you are in hospital, plan for your recovery and coordinate services you and your family may need once you are discharged. Occupational Therapist Occupational therapists (OTs) will talk to you about the everyday activities that are important to you. This can include a variety of things like cooking, spending time with friends or going to work. If you are having problems with doing any of these activities, the OT will help you work out the best way to work through these problems, including recommending services to support you in your recovery.
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Welcome to the Mental Health Short Stay Unit | 9 Consumer Consultant The role of the consumer consultant is to share with staff the experiences of people who stay at the unit and use this information to improve the service.
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