In this section, we include links to CMHL recordings of webinars, forums sessions and other presentations. They are contained chronologically within each topic area below.

Topic 1: Training for Teaching

 

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Session Date: Dec 1, 2021

 

Educator Forum: Identifying, Creating, Defining & Listing Learning Objectives

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Facilitator: Kylie Boucher, Senior Lead - CMHL

 

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Session Date: Dec 1, 2021

 

Educator Forum: Writing a Session Plan: The Basics of Planning and Engaging your Audience

Jeff Weitzel, one of the CMHL's Learning and Practice Cooridnators will take you through some basics behind lesson planning and using activities to keep your participants engaged. A few examples are included in the notes.
Slides are available with notes by clicking on this SLIDES + NOTES LINK and participant practice examples and suggestions from the Padlet exercise are available using this LINK TO PADLET RESULTS

Facilitator: Jeffrey Weitzel, Learning & Practice Development Coordinator - CMHL
Materials:   Lesson Planning Slides & notes.pdf  Padlet - Lesson Planning & Activities.pdf

 

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Session Date: December 1, 2021

 

Educator Forum: Getting the Most out of Roleplays: Ideas for Setting Up, Conducting & Facilitating Feedback in Roleplay Exercises

Facilitated by Brendan O'Hanlon as part of the 2021 Victorian Mental Health Educator Forum, this instructional session covered setting up, conducting and facilitating effective feedback in roleplay exercises.
Attendees were taken through when to use role plays, how to address the cringe response, instructions to participants, facilitated versus autonomous roleplays, and structure for the provision of feedback.

Facilitator: Brendan O'Hanlon, Manager, Workforce Development - The Bouverie Centre

 

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Session Date: December 1, 2021

 

Educator Forum: The Way People Learn: Implications for Learning Design

Delivered at the CMHL Victorian Mental Health Educator Forum, this session presented a brief refresher of learning principles and theries for mental health workers involved in workplace teaching and learning. Drawing upon learning theory, personal and professional experience, and the wisdom of colleagues, the session provided some foundation concepts to guide learning design.
Greg took attendees through an exploration of "learning styles" and relevance to teaching/learning design, reviewed the main theories of learning, and considered learning design as it relates to how people learn.

Facilitator: Greg Miller, Manager, Education & Workforce Development - NWMH

Topic 2: Service Information Sessions

 

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Session Date: July 28, 2021

 

PDAS - Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service Virtual Information Session

This session was designed to provide attendees with an overview of the scope and work of the Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service (PDAS), and key themses and topics raised around the use and management of various psychotropic medicines. It also provided a summary of psychotropic medicine information and resources available to patients, carers, families and cliniciants to support and optimise medicine use in mental health.

Facilitator: Viandro Borja, Lead Pharmacist - Alfred Mental & Addiction Health

 

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Session Date: November 23, 2021

 

MHCC Information Session 1: MHCC Complaints Process

The Mental Health Complaints Commission joined CMHL for an information session on how to engage in a better complaints process as we work towards establishing a positive complaints culture in Victoria's public mental health system.
This session took attendees through the complaints process at MHCC, including the legislative framework and the process stages from the time MHCC receive a verbal or written complaint, until the complaint is closed.

Facilitator: Multiple

 

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Session Date: December 7, 2021

 

MHCC Information Session 3: It's Ok to Complain Campaign Launch

In support of the work that MHCC is conducting in collaboration with Victoria's public mental health services to drive a positive complaints culture, The MHCC will be launching the 'It's OK to complain!' campaign in February 2022.

This session highlights how the campaign has been designed in consultation with services, and those with lived experience, to address the stigma around speaking up and making a complaint in the public mental health system. It also discusses campaign promotional material including posters, postcards, videos and social media content to engage with staff, consumers and carers from a range of backgrounds. These materials will be distributed to services across Victoria to raise awareness and tackle stigma, in recognition that complaints are an important part of continuous service improvement as we reform our mental health system.

Facilitator: Multiple

 

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Session Date: May 11, 2022

 

PDAS - AOD Pharmaceutical Treatment Options

This event was designed to provide attendees with an overview of AOD Pharmceutical Treatment options:

  • Opoid substitution / replacement therapy i.e. suboxone, methadone, long-acting injectable buprenorphine (Buvidal, Sublocade)
  • Overview of anti-craving meds for alcohol-use disorders
  • Summary of medication management for different types of withdrawal (GHB, cannabis, EtOH, opioids)
  • Take-home naloxone programs
  • Scope and work of the Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service (PDAS)
  • Summary of relevant medicines information and resources available for patients, carers, families and clinicians to support and optimise medicines use in mental health and AOD
Facilitator: Viandro Borja, Lead Pharmacist - Alfred Mental & Addiction Health

Topic 3: NDIS series

 

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Session Date: August 4, 2021

 

NDIS Series Session 1: Fundamental Tips & Tricks

CMHL teamed up with the NDIS Program Leads to deliver a 5-part webinar series providing clinicians with up-to-date and advances NDIS information, and an opportunity to hear panel discussions with consumers, mental health clinicians, NDIS Program leads and subject matter experts. This first webinar in the series focused on the fundamentals of NDIS, and tips and tricks that clinicians need to know to support consumers access to NDIS, get a good plan, implement the plan and support a review process.

Facilitator: Multiple

 

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Session Date: September 1, 2021

 

NDIS Series Session 2: NDIS Plans - Beyond a Typical Support Package

The second in the 5-part webinar series, this event provided updated information on NDIS plans, and an opportunity for attendees to ask a panel of experts their questions on this topic.

Facilitator: Multiple

 

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Session Date: October 20, 2021

 

NDIS Series Session 3: Great NDIS Plan Implementation

The third in the 5-part webinar series, this sesson focused on NDIS plan implementation, and again provided attendees with the opportunity to engage with a panel of experts in this area.

Facilitator: Multiple

 

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Session Date: November 10, 2021

 

NDIS Series Session 4: NDIS & Housing Supports

The second to last session in this 5-part webinar series on the NDIS, this event focused on housing supports and access within NDIS plans. A panel of experts ended this session with questions from the attendees.

Facilitator: Multiple

 

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Session Date: December 8, 2021

 

NDIS Series Session 5: NDIS Reforms - 2021 Update

The fifth, and final, webinar in this series aimed to promote strategic thinking and leadership regarding NDIS and Clinical Mental Health Services.
The session provided leaders with an overview of NDIS implementation progress to date, an outline on current successes and challenges with NDIS and how these challenges can be addressed, how Clinical Mental Health Services can partner and collaborate NDIS supports for best outcomes, and how we determine future planning and directions to realise the full potential of NDIS for psychosocial disability.
As with the other sessions in this series, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions of an expert panel.

Facilitator: Multiple