Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 5 May 2022) . . Page.. 1420 ..
CAMHS Parent /Carer Information Sessions
CAMHS conduct parent/carer sessions which provide psychoeducation and information on:
• Services offered by CAMHS;
• Helping young people better manage their emotions;
• Supporting a young person to engage in safety planning and access support; and
• Managing their own stress and worries related to caring for a young person with mental health issues.
The CAMHS Carers Information session is run monthly by CAMHS managers. Any parent who has a child/young person engaged with CAMHS can attend.
Eating Disorders Parenting Group
The Eating Disorders Parenting Group is a six-week group program based on Collaborative Carers Skills Training Workshop. The aim is to improve the well-being, coping strategies and problem-solving skills of carers of under 18’s waiting for family-based therapy for an eating disorder. The Parenting Group provides therapeutic support though upskilling parents on regular eating, managing compensatory behaviours and moderating high expresses emotions and distress tolerance. It also acts as a support group for parents to share ideas and strategies.
(9) Outside of its role as the organisation funded to deliver the Pilot Program, MHCCACT have been a strong advocate for the College, including preparing the original budget submission used to inform the pilot program and a submission to the Community Budget Consultations in June 2021 which included a call for a permanent College to be established.
Minister Rattenbury, as the Minister for Mental Health at the time, responded to one email seeking the establishment of a Recovery College in December 2017, before the pilot program commenced.
I have responded to one email in May 2021 regarding the cessation of the pilot program from a student of the College.
No other correspondence has been identified.
ACT Policing—spit hoods use
(Question No 742)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 8 April 2022:
(1) Does ACT Policing maintain a stockpile of spit hoods; if so, how many does it have.
(2) In what situations would ACT Policing staff use a spit hood.
(3) When was the last time a spit hood was used on a person by ACT Policing.
(4) Does ACT Policing have any limits on who it can use a spit hood on.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows: