The Specialist Mental Health Intellectual Disability Service (SMHIDS) is a state-wide service which provides consultation/liaison services to Queensland’s Hospital and Health Service’s Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (MHAODS) to assist with the care of people with an intellectual disability and have possible, or are diagnosed with, mental health disorders to achieve better health outcomes.
The SMHIDS works across the state with the potential to visit all areas of the state and will where possible assess the person in their home or suitable local setting. There is also the option for use of telehealth when clinically appropriate.
- Comprehensive assessment
- Clinical interventions
- Working with families and carers
- Local provider consultation/liaison
- Comprehensive assessment and management advice
- Clinical teaching and training
- Clinical research
- Complex case reviews
- Capacity building
- Medication review
Referrals must meet the following criteria:
- adults (18+); and
- clients of a public mental health service; and
- have an intellectual developmental disorder with possible or diagnosed mental health disorders;
and meet one (or more) of the following criteria:
- present with a complex clinical or care issue
- are currently subject to restrictive practices
- are at risk of prolonged hospitalisation
- are subject to a forensic order (disability)
- are subject to a forensic order (mental health).
How to refer
The SMHIDS Project ECHO Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness series is an online interprofessional community of practice meeting (online).
It aims to support individuals in their work via case-based learning. It is an opportunity to improve outcomes for people with intellectual disability, dual disability, families, carers and communities.
This series also provides an opportunity for better access to support for people working in remote and rural areas, via an interconnected network of providers.
Each session of the series is one hour in duration each month on the first Wednesday of each month from 12 pm to 1 pm. The session consists of a ten minute didactic learning session on a topic related to intellectual disability and mental illness, and followed by a case presentation and related discussion.
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|14 December 2022||Comprehensive functional analysis: Part 2 - Components of a behavioural description|
|7 September 2022||Behavioural phenotypes - Part 2|
|3 August 2022||FASD - key points, when working with individuals with FASD or suspected FASD|
|6 July 2022||Comprehensive functional analysis: Part 1 - A brief overview|
|1 June 2022||Behaviour management on a busy ward: What's the function?|
|4 May 2022||Intellectual disability in older persons|
|6 April 2022||ADHD in intellectual disability|
|9 March 2022||FASD - why is diagnosis important to us?|
|9 February 2022||Behavioural phenotypes: Part 1|
How to register
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our team is comprised of:
- Team Leader (Psychologist) Tamara Smith
- Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Paul White
- Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Jennifer Galstuch-Leon
- Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Yasmine Medunic
- Clinical Nurse Consultant Andrew Webster
- Clinical Nurse Consultant Alan White
- Psychiatry Registrar Dr Catharine Torning