CoMHWA’s End of Year Celebration and M3Q Launch
December 7, 2017
Over 60 consumers, carers, service providers and clinicians came together on Tuesday 5th December for CoMHWA’s end of year celebration and launch of the M3Q Project: My Medicines and Me. The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Mental Health presented Brian Wooller and Shauna Gaebler (CoMHWA Chairperson and CEO, respectively) with the Lotterywest grant which will help disseminate and implement the My Medicines and Me tool into the community.
The aim of the My Medicines and Me project and tool is to empower consumers and help improve mental and physical healthcare outcomes for Western Australians dealing with mental health issues. It will benefit individuals and families to advocate for themselves and clinicians to have a more informed consumer perspective. The My Medicines and Me tool is a collaborative communication tool to allow consumers to track, understand and discuss side-effects of new and existing medications.
CoMHWA would like to thank Dr Nathan Gibson, Chief Psychiatrist of WA for his ongoing support of My Medicines and Me from its early stages and for presenting to the audience around the importance of the tool from a clinical perspective. Also, thanks to Dr Deena Ashoorian, UWA for her tireless work of implementing My Medicines and Me; driving the project from the beginning and for discussing the benefits of the tool with the audience on Tuesday.
More information on the My Medicines and Me Project will be released in the New Year. Please visit the Premier’s website to read the media release on the project and launch.