Considering models of practice: challenges faced by the Bush Support Service in developing service delivery to support remote area Aboriginal workers in health

Considering models of practice: challenges faced by the Bush Support Service in developing service delivery to support remote area Aboriginal workers in health Conference Paper

11th National Rural Health Conference: Rural and remote Australia: the heart of a healthy nation

  • Author(s): Mark Millard, Annmaree Wilson
  • Published: 2011

Abstract: The Bush Support Service is a twenty four hour, 7 day per week telephone counselling service. It provides debriefing and support to remote area health workers and their families. The Bush Support Service has also provided educational packages focusing on managing stress. Recent developments have included online counselling service, case management model and to the provision of professional supervision. It was established in 1997 originally through funding from the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service. It is now funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and is auspiced by CRANAplus. The Bush Support Service is staffed by seven highly trained and experienced psychologists and supported by two administrative staff.

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Mark Millard, Annmaree Wilson, 2011, Considering models of practice: challenges faced by the Bush Support Service in developing service delivery to support remote area Aboriginal workers in health, Conference Paper, viewed 16 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3086.

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