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2012 Victorian Health Care Awards
MAPrc's Women’s Mental Health Clinic - Highly commended in the category of "Outstanding achievement by an individual or a team in mental healthcare"
The Victorian Public Heathcare Awards searchs for the most innovative, informed and effective healthcare in the state that responds to community needs. This year the Women’s Mental Health Clinic received a highly commended in the category of "Outstanding achievement by an individual or a team in mental healthcare"
The WMHC is a second-opinion clinic for women with mental health issues, with a special focus on the impact of women’s hormones on mental health.
The clinic was set up by the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, and operates as a collaborative partnership between Monash University and The Alfred Hospital.
The clinic is designed with the needs of women in mind, and it continually seeks extensive input from consumers. The service model is unique in Australia as women’s mental wellbeing, hormonal health and general physical health are considered in the one consultation.
A monthly antenatal clinic is now run for women who will deliver their babies at the Sandringham Hospital site of Alfred Health. The clinic has treated women from around the country,and also conducts consultations by telemedicine