NSLHD News 1 October 2021

A screenshot from the Glad You Asked Peer Worker video

Video brings a tear to the eye There wasn’t a dry eye following the online launch of the Glad You Asked Peer Worker video

consumer peer worker roles through the peer workers at Northern Sydney Local Health District, celebrating their unique skillset and uncovering aspects of the role which are not widely understood or may even be stigmatised. During the inspiring video, viewers meet individuals who have a lived experience of mental health who sit down and share their experiences in a very honest way. Viewing the video for the first time, Minister Taylor congratulated the code on the result report. The portal at my.pathology. health.nsw.gov.au uses a secure, one-time passcode issued to a person’s mobile phone. Here they can view and download a copy of their personal result report that contains their name, date of sample collection, COVID-19 result, unique

peer workers and those involved in the video’s production for a heart- warming and important resource. “I am really passionate about the peer worker workforce in mental health,” Minister Taylor said. “Thank you so much for sharing your story and doing what you do because without that we wouldn’t have incredible services.” The video can be viewed online here: https://bit.ly/2Zy4o1B QR code for verification, and other identifying information. Currently, people can receive their results through a text message sent to their mobile phones. This new method allows for a record of the result to stay online and for other authorised parties to view the test results.

produced by NSLHD’s Mental Health Drug and Alcohol services. Viewing online was Minister for Mental Health, Bronnie Taylor, who was joined by NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox; Fay Jackson, inaugural deputy commissioner for the NSW Mental Health Commission and MC for the event, along with dozens of staff and peer workers. The Glad You Asked Video explores the nature of launched a new Results Portal to make it easier and more convenient for people to securely get their COVID-19 test result, both negative and positive. The portal also allows for authorised third parties, such as employers, schools or airlines to view the individual test results by scanning the unique QR

Convenient and easy COVID-19 test results portal NSW Health Pathology has



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