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Gippsland PHN is offering grants of up to $15,000 to upskill health workers, including nurses working in Gippsland-based organisations in the areas of mental health and alcohol and drugs (AOD).

The Gippsland Workforce Development Scholarship Program – Mental Health and AOD is providing the scholarships for Gippsland health professionals to undertake further education that will enable them to increase their scope of practice, and build their skills, knowledge and capability in the areas of mental health and AOD.

This includes targeting Gippsland’s newly established HeadtoHelp workforce, encouraging them to apply for mental health focussed scholarships supporting the professional development of mental health workers in the region.

Applications will open on Tuesday 23 February and close on Monday 22 March.

Gippsland PHN is committed to supporting the growth and maintenance of a strong mental health and AOD workforce throughout Gippsland to be effective, efficient and deliver services which are safe and of high quality.

This new program will provide an opportunity for workers to upskill knowledge to increase their scope of practice and provide comprehensive and evidence-based patient care for patients with mental health related issues and support needs, and also in the area of AOD.

If you have any questions, please contact Gippsland PHN Coordinator Bushfire Trauma Response, Rosie Tira on 0427 924 018 or

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