Mental Health Updates – Statewide

Adult Community Mental Health Service

Reform and Workload Grievance Update

In 2021, the ANMF will continue to meet with members and consult with management on behalf of members in relation to the Tasmanian Mental Health Reform Project (TMHRP). Presently a response to feedback received in relation to proposed changes is being reviewed by members and the ANMF. Additional responses specifically to three letters sent by the ANMF are currently being reviewed and an email update will be sent to members with the details of these responses in the coming days. The latest update detailing the most recent changes, can be seen here.

A meeting is scheduled for Friday 8 January 2021 for the purpose of discussing the response to feedback provided and to give members the opportunity to provide a response to the proposals. The ANMF acknowledges that this has been a long and slow process for our members, but we are pleased that parties have been consulting in good faith. That being said, the ANMF are committed to achieving the very best outcomes for our members and we will not hesitate to escalate outstanding matters if it should become necessary. If you have any questions, please contact our Member Support Team or ANMF Organiser Jenna Bowling via email here.

Mental Health Inpatient Unit (MHIU)

WHS Group and Workload Form Update

The ANMF have been a member of the Mental Health Inpatient Unit K2W K3W (MHIU) Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Work Health and Safety (WHS) Reference Group, as an agreed outcome from our last Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) conference on 18 November 2020. Meetings occurred weekly until 16 December 2020. An update on the progress of the MHIU CCTV WHS Reference Group was sent to members via email on 18 December 2020. You can read the update here.

A Workload Form is currently available for members to fill in and return if they experience or notice any workload related matters while on shift. You can find this form, along with the most recent update sent to members via email here.

The ANMF have arranged a meeting with members for Thursday 14 January 2021. At this meeting, we will review the outcomes of the MHIU CCTV WHS Reference group and will also discuss findings of the ANMF Workload Form. Please be reminded to continue submitting this form until the 14 January meeting. If you have any questions, please contact our Member Support Team or ANMF Organiser Jenna Bowling via email here.

Updates correct as at 7 January 2021.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary

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