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  1. Hi guys, Long story short. I moved to South Oz from Cornwall in 1992 at age 11 with my parents. My parents moved back in 2005 for work. I stayed - had a girlfriend (became my wife)/was @ uni, then I started a career......I had a very traumatic experience @ work in 2014 which destroyed my mental health, career and marriage, all no fault of my own; i've been heavily depressed and anxious for the better part of 2 years. I had a little boy with my wife (currently separated) who is 3. I have 1 Bachelor of Psychology degree, a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Marketing, so i've got a wide net for employment. Right now i'm self employed, making TV commercials, graphic design - all media stuff. I live alone now and can't see myself ever being happy again, BUT, when I think about my family (mum/dad/brother/niece/cousins/friends etc etc) and Cornwall I get a strong sense of connection/hope and love; something i've been lacking for a few years now. My choice, which feels like Sophie's choice is this: 1. Stay in Oz for my son. I will have a relationship with my son but everything else will be pretty grim, especially when my wife moves onto the next guy, and i'm around to see my son living with him. 2. Move back to Cornwall and have a big family again, start afresh etc. Try and find a way of keeping my son in my life - Skype, holidays etc. So the choice is either to remain in Oz completely unhappy with the exception of my son, or move home to Cornwall where I have a sense of identity, family, a sense of community and belonging - something Australia doesn't really have. I guess i'm putting this down on virtual paper because I want to see what other's think of this - all opinions are fine. Please don't kick me while i'm down. If you knew the traumatic event that started everything you'd understand. I'm not one of those dads who wants to leave his son. I don't at all, but I also don't want to die alone in a country that isn't 'home', and continue being miserable. I've been trying to get better for 2 years now but the only light I can ever see at the end of the tunnel is Cornwall. Anybody had a similar experience?
  2. Hi, Our DON has given me the OK to post this here We have Vacancies available for psych nurses. The hospital is also experienced in sponsoring for 457 visa. Heres the address. Go to the careers tab at the top of the page and go from there - The Grad positions are for newly qualified. Happy to answer Q's about the job. http://www.healthscope.com.au/info/general/Jobs/ The Melbourne Clinic Registered Nurse Division I & II with Mental Health Experience Full Time, Part Time and Casual The Melbourne Clinic is Australia's largest Private Mental Health Hospital. The Clinic offers a broad range of psychiatric services including General Psychiatry, Older Persons inpatient Unit and Intensive Psychiatric Care. Specialist programs comprise Eating Disorders Program, Anxiety & Depression Program, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program, Addiction Services, Day Programs and Community Outreach. Due to current expansion we are seeking interest from Registered Nurses Division I and Endorsed Division II for full time, part time and casual positions. We are seeking motivated and experienced Mental Health Nurses to join our inter disciplinary teams in providing high quality care to patients in a varied inpatient environment. We offer flexible rostering, supportive working environment and professional development. Applications close: Friday 09 September 2011 For further enquiries: Bernadette Hoy - Director of Nursing 03 9420 9229 To Apply: Please click on the 'Apply Now' button below to be taken to our online application form. Please supply a letter of application and a CV including 2 professional referees. http://healthscope.bigredsky.com/files/vacancies/132134/6180070.pdf
  3. nigelweepers

    Aspergers Syndrome

    Hi I have just come to the conclusion that I have Aspergers Syndrome. It has been suggested that my son has it so I researched it and suddenly, like a light bulb, everything in my life became clear. I am 42, I have been employed 99% of my working life, and am planning to migrate to Oz on the back of my wife's application. I have not been to the doctors to have this formally diagnosed yet, however I am tempted as it would ease current pressures. If I am formally diagnosed, will it have an effect on the visa application? Please help.
  4. Gaynor

    Mental health/Camhs in Oz

    Hi, I'm a newbie saying hello! After much proding my husband has agreed to come to Oz on a visa for me. I'm a CAMHS practitioner in U.K specialising in ADHD and family therapy and am going to be working in a private hospital in Sydney. Lots to do as relocating with 2 young boys having never been to Oz before. I was on my way years ago and then met my husband just as I got my visa so never made it. Sooooo, excited. I'm gonna be looking for advice and gems of wisdom form all you lot!
  5. Hi all I have a telephone interview for a clinical nurse post within Adult Community Mental Health..Gold Coast on Tuesday evening. I have to admit I am a bit nervous because I do tend to talk even more rubbish than normal when I am on the phone:wacko: I have been looking on the forum for ideas but haven't seen anything specific for mental health. Does anyone have any ideas on what sort of questions to expect? Thanks Pam xx
  6. For all mental health nurses to pose questions
  7. Hi Guys, I wonder if you could help me out with the process of moving over to join you?? I am a 29 year old student mental health nurse due to qualify in March 2013. I have been with my partner for 7 years, and he is an Aussie. We fully intend to move back to Melbourne as soon as I qualify so I am starting to prepare the information gathering for visa applications, ANMC stuff and sending our cats over! Plus his extended visa runs out in June 2013 so we have to be gone by then~! I am going to be applying for a de-facto visa and we will have no problems supplying all of the evidence needed so thats fine- although the cost of applying for it is a disgrace!! So I know i need to register for a skills assessment with the ANMC but have no idea what this entails or how I go about it. Will my newly qualified self have any skills that can be assessed?? I know I need a medical too and have sorted the nearest place here to me in the UK so thats ok. Do i need to sit the IELTS test?? Is this a requirement of the ANMC?? I hope to get all the information I need and start to get each done next year so as soon as December 2012 comes along I can start applying for jobs and fingers crossed get one to go over to in March once qualified! Anyone who has emigrated and can help with my queries would be very kind. Thanks guys Gem xx:jiggy:
  8. Hello..... Ive just been offered a job in Sydney, I was wondering if anybody could help with advice on a area which would be nice to live in, the hospital is in the Kogarah area!!!! I'd really appreciate any suggestions by anyone!!! Katie
  9. Hi everyone, i am new on here, i am a mental health nurse been qualified for three years and decided to look into moving over to oz, i dont have a clue where to start to be honest!. i am married to a butcher and have two teenage boys 15, 17. what is the job situation like and house prices? i have a nephew living in melbourne and he is finding it very expensive. i would be grateful for any advice where to start the ball rolling:wink:
  10. Hi all, I wonder if you guys can help?? I am a 29 yr old English lady and my fiance is Aussie. We have been together for 7 years and lived together for 5 years and have two cats I am due to qualify as a registered Mental Health nurse in Feb 2013 so want to start getting a checklist together ready to move to Aus as soon as i qualify. I dont think I would qualify for the sponsored visa as will have no work experience as a registered nurse as want to go asap. I think the de- facto visa is the one for us...although we dont want to get married for a few years yet! Has anyone any experience as a newly qualified nurse and obtaining a job?? How long roughly would it take to apply and be granted a de-facto visa as will probs need to start after xmas.How and where do you have your medicals and is the police checks the same as a CRB?? Any information or experience will be fantastic. My fiances visa runs out in April 2013 so we have 2 months after i qualify as extra time! Thanks so much Gem xx
  11. Guest

    Mental Health Nurse in Melbourne

    Hi. I am a Dutch Mental Health Nurse moving to Melbourne immediatley after our house sells! I would like to know how Mental health nursing in Melbourne is, how big the wards are , do you work in uniform( In the Netherlands we don't) and lots more. Anybody? Micky
  12. Having seen this article - interested in others' experiences of working in mental health in Victoria. Struggling to imagine just how much the s*** would hit the fan if a service user admitted on the ward I work on committed suicide on the unit and can't remember ever hearing about this happening in any of trusts I've worked in, despite my current trust's occassional headline-making errors! Wasn't expecting the grass to be greener but a little shocked. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/state-urged-to-act-on-shocking-death-rates-in-mental-care-20110904-1jsh1.html
  13. I have recently moved to Sydney on a permanent spousal Visa and am looking for a mental health Nursing assistant post here. I have a year's experience working with dementia patients and more recently working 15 months with adolescents in an inpatient psychiatric unit in London. I have Graduate Diploma in Psychology and am a member of the British Psychological Society. My intention is to train as a mental health nurse within the next year or so. Ideally I want to work with adolescents as I was previously, but am not sure where to look. I am not sure how widely employed nursing assistants are here. Basically any information would be helpful. Should I approach some of the private clinics directly or are most posts filled through agencies? Thanks James
  14. hI All I am new here and desperately needed some advice from any mental health nurses who r making their way tis year to work in Perth or are already working in Western Australia. i need some advice on the hospitals, jobs available and whether its possible to actually get a community job (8-4/ 9-5) Mon- Fri job. Also to find out where i can get some info about hospitals offering relocation packages. Any suggestions or advice or opinions will b highly appreciated.
  15. I am preparing myself for a work and holiday trip to Australia for a year but don't know where I will be able to receive my medication for bipolar disorder. I am currently enrolled in the US Medicare system. Will this have any benefit to me as a migrant to Australia or do I need to enroll in private Australian healthcare?
  16. I really could do with somebody's assistance or knowledge of RMN posts that are available in preferably Perth WA. A little bit of info about myself: I am making a general enquiry about any possible Registered Mental Health Nursing vacancies available in Perth. I am very keen to relocate to Australia from the UK and would consider moving as soon as an available job offer is made. I am 28 year old, single male, clean bill of health, full UK driving Licence and no criminal convictions. My work experience consists of the last 10years working in a High Secure Forensic Mental Health Hospital in the NHS, one of three High Security Hospitals in England. The last five of which has been as a Registered Mental Health Nurse. For the last two years I have also worked for an outside agency working in a variety of mental health settings including acute wards, low secure units, rehab units and ICU’s. If there are any opportunity’s that you may feel might be of interest to me I’d be grateful if you could PM me please. Thank you.
  17. Hi everyone, Im asking this question for a family member that is thinking of emigrating to WA. She is a mental health nurse here in the UK & has been for around 10 years. She is wondering whether she would need to convert her qualification into an Australian qualification if they were to move? This worries her as she would obviously want to start earning straight away. Also her husband is a plumber & she already knows that he would need to get a licence to work as a plumber in Australia. If anyone knows anything about this I would really appreciate some advisE so I can pass it on. Also if she would have to do a conversion does anyone know how long this would take?, whether its hard? & how much it costs? Thanks in advance. Hayley
  18. Hi everyone, Im asking this question for a family member that is thinking of emigrating to WA. She is a mental health nurse here in the UK & has been for around 10 years. She is wondering whether she would need to convert her qualification into an Australian qualification if they were to move? This worries her as she would obviously want to start earning straight away. Also her husband is a plumber & she already knows that he would need to get a licence to work as a plumber in Australia. If anyone knows anything about this I would really appreciate some advisE so I can pass it on. Also if she would have to do a conversion does anyone know how long this would take?, whether its hard? & how much it costs? Thanks in advance. Hayley
  19. As the title sounds folks anyone know of hospitals recruiting Mental Health Nurses in Perth?
  20. Hey everyone! Has anybody declared a mental illness such as depression or mild bipolar disorder when applying for a working holiday visa?
  21. Just in need of some friendly and expert advice from any MH nurses in Adelaide. We look as if we are about to be granted our visas pretty soon. I am training to be a RMH, due to qualify 2013 and will look to move to Oz probably 2014 after gaining 12 months experience in the UK (pay wise is it best to do 12 months to gain extra experience in UK, or if we move to Oz will I have to do post grad?) I would like to know what the job situation is like in Adelaide for MH nursing, predominantly interested in acute adult wards. what the rate of pay can be expected to start on, and how it progresses, how does work on acute wards in Oz compare to that of the UK? Any links to check out in SA? Just need to see what the demand, pay, etc is like to gain big picture of work vs the UK as I know that jobs in MH aren't that easy to come by in the UK now. Thanks in advance for any advice M x :unsure:
  22. If you are a Forensic Mental Health Nurse looking to relocate to Melbourne Australia, Forensicare currently have vacancies for Grade 2 Mental Health Nurses. Forensicare provides adult Forensic Health Services across Victoria and is responsible for the delivery of effective mental health services to people who have both a mental disorder and a history of criminal offending or who present a serious risk of such behaviour. Melbourne offers a fabulous lifestyle and is a sophisticated capital city located in the state of Victoria. Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia and home to the Australian Open Tennis, Grand Prix and AFL Grand Final. Melbourne has a staggering choice of restaurants and bars, funky boutiques and cafes, art galleries, spacious parklands and is surrounded by quality wine growing regions. Thomas Embling Hospital is surrounded by parklands and located conveniently on the outskirts of Melbourne’s city centre. Clinical services at Forensicare include the 118 bed Thomas Embling Hospital, a community forensic mental health services and prison based services. We offer staff in-house training, professional development and education opportunities and an extensive orientation program on commencement. Other benefits include 6 weeks annual leave, salary packaging and great opportunities for career advancement. For more information please pm
  23. Hi i'm new :-) I have applied for a 175 visa and recently been asked to do medicals, my partner was sectioned twice 11 years ago due to "drug induced psycosis" anyway he spent a few weeks/months in hospital. He was diagnosed as scizophenic at the time too! He is fine now and hasn't had any mental illness since then- or done any drugs! Should we declare his medical history or not? Do the panel drs or the DIAC have access to our medical records? Is this something that would cause refusal of visa? Thanks for any advice
  24. Hello. I am an occupational therapist working in mental health in the UK. I have been lucky enough to obtain a job working in the community in Launceston. We are in the process of tying up things here in the Uk in preparation for the big move. I know it is subjective, but can anyone give me a their view on any of the following: Living in or near Launceston (good/not so good areas to live). We currently live in a 200 year old property in a small village, 10 mins from a larger town and 45 mins from a city. Also does anyone have any views on working in mental health or working as an OT in Launceston or Tasmania? I have visited Tassie in 2010 for a week and loved it. We spent an afternoon in Launceston and stayed few days at Beauty Point. Thanks everyone :wink:
  25. Guest

    Mental health nusre

    Hi all I'm a mental health nurse, 6 years experience with a degree. 3 years working with elderly dementia behavioural and 3 years elderly dementia admissions/assessment. Looking at the possiblity of moving out to Oz. Where are the best areas for jobs? best agencies etc Any advice would be greatly appreciated.