Chris Healey is a registered nurse with 33 years’ experience in mental health, including 10 years as a clinical nurse consultant and 9 years as the manager of South West Healthcare’s Mental Health Inpatient Services. Chris commenced his employment with the DRH (formerly GGT UDRH) in August 2013.
Current deliverables are in mental health education and training. Simulation based education on mental health has been provided to the third year Deakin medical cohort in Warrnambool for the past four years and also the PRCC medical cohort. Community engagement activities include the provision of ASIST training and currently the chair of the Fight for Your Life initiative which is a collaboration of multiple services to reduce the rates of suicide in the South West region of Victoria.Read more on Chris's profile
Beks H, Healey C, Schlicht K. ‘When you’re it’: the experience of rural nurses in managing acute mental health presentations in South West Victoria. Rural and Remote Health (online). 2018.
Morgan M, Healey C, Mc Namara K, Schlicht K, Coates M. MyHealth: Managing complex multimorbidity in general practice. Manual. Canberra, ACT: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre of Research Excellence 2015 Extension "Towards building better primary health care", Australian National University, 17 Mar 2016.
Morgan M, Healey C, Mc Namara K, Schlicht K, Coates M. Towards building better primary health care: multimorbidity. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre of Research Excellence, 2015.
Pierce D, Coates M, Healey C, Little F, Mills J, Barlow V, Boase-Jelinek K, Cotton S, Croker A, Cross M, Cronin K, Harris M, Jokisch T, McCook F, McDonald G, Roufeil L, Riley J, Shouten K, Splatt S, Stewart F, Sutton K. Mental Health Tertiary Curriculum Project. ARHEN, Dec 2012.
Schlicht K, Place N, Beks H, Healey C, Versace V, Harvey P. Assessing and treating gambling disorders in Victoria: a pilot study. 14th National Rural Health Conference; 26-29 Apr 2017; Cairns, Australia
Beks H, Healey C, Schlicht K. ‘When you’re it’: the experience of rural nurses in managing acute mental health presentations in South West Victoria. Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium; 11-13 Oct 2017; Albury
Healey C. Work ready or not? The paucity of mental health undergraduate education does not prepare the future workforce for mental health services. 6th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium; 12-14 Nov 2014; Albury, NSW
'When you're it': A qualitative study exploring the rural nurse experience of managing acute mental health presentations
H Beks, C Healey, K Schlicht
(2018), Vol. 18, Rural and Remote Health, Australia, C1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Industry and Other Funding
Brophy-Deakin Research and Evaluation partnership-key deliverables.
Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Kristy Hess, Ms Kate Schlicht, Mr Chris Healey, Mrs Hannah Beks, Dr Anna Wong Shee
Brophy Family & Youth Services Incorporated
- 2023: $45,000
- 2022: $45,000
No completed student supervisions to report