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

  • Topic 1: Family-inclusive practice
  • Topic 2: Clinical supervision 
  • Topic 3: Service information sessions
  • Topic 4: Enrolled nursing topics 
  • Topic 5: Physical health
  • Topic 6: Training for teaching
  • Topic 7: NDIS series
  • Topic 8: Other

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Child Information Sharing Scheme In Practice Series: Child Protection and Family Services

Presentations with different sectors on information-sharing practices followed by a panel discussion. Hear from Child Protection, Anglicare Victoria, DFFH, and FaPMI Coordinator about what child wellbeing means, what information they hold about families, what information they would want from mental health services, and ways to gather information more efficiently.

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Multiple
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Supporting Families & Carers Information Session

This information session showcased services and programs that are specifically for families, carers and supporters. Each service will provide an overview of who they are, what they do, and how to refer to them. These include: 

Facilitator
Multiple
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Single Session Family Consultation: What is it and how can it help me, my clients and their families?

This session provided an overview of the popular Single Session Family Consultation practice model including the background to its development, its underpinning principles and structure and its applications in a mental health context.

Facilitator
Brendan O'Hanlon, Manager, Practice & Service Development - The Bouverie Centre
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Child Information Sharing Scheme - Applications to mental health work

The Child Information Sharing Capacity Building Project aims to build the Victorian Mental Health workforce’s awareness of and confidence in using the Child Information Sharing Scheme. This important legislation promotes quality, timely and appropriate child information sharing to promote child wellbeing or safety. This session will provide information about your legislative requirements within Victoria’s mental health system, case discussion for translation to practice, and resources to support your work.

Facilitator
Shaina Serelson, Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator - CMHL

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Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Nurses Framework Implementation #5 Evaluation and continuous improvement

Facilitator
Safer Care Victoria, Bridget Hamilton (CentreMHN) and Hosu Ryu (La Trobe University)
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Tools for Enhancing Clinical Supervision Outcome

Clinical supervision is considered a complex activity with its own unique pedagogy, this talk will cover the essential skills for facilitating safe and effective supervision and highlight new methods for enhancing reflection on supervision practice. 

Facilitator
Sarah Hamilton
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Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Nurses Framework Implementation #4 Supporting engagement and flexibility

Facilitator
Safer Care Victoria and Christine Cummins (Bendigo Health)
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Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Nurses Framework Implementation #3 Education and Training, and Organisational Support (Training into Practice, & Skill Sustainability)

Facilitator
Eastern Health
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Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Nurses Framework Implementation #2 Change Management

Facilitator
Grampians Health

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PDAS: Psychotropic Medicines for Addictions and Substance Misuse

Mental and behavioral problems due to psychoactive substance use (incl alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, GHB, stimulants and tobacco) are common. Substance misuse is also frequently seen in people with severe mental illness. This session will cover common Psychotropic medicines management for acute intoxication, dependence syndrome, withdrawal states, and acute/late-onset substance-related mental and behavioral disorders.

Facilitator
Viandro Borja, Lead Pharmacist - Alfred Mental & Addiction Health
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PDAS: Child & Youth& Physical Health

This session covered topics such as: principles of psychotropic prescribing practice in childhood & adolescence, commonly used psychotropic drugs in children & adolescents for the management of mental health conditions including off-label prescribing, specific issues and key considerations when prescribing for young people including physical health monitoring.

Facilitator
April Van Der Zwan, CYMHS & Headspace Pharmacist - Alfred Mental & Addiction Health
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Alcohol & Other Drug Use and Older Adults

This event focussed on AOD treatment for older adults, and the Older Wiser Lifestyle program. The presentation discussed the complexities related to AOD treatment for older adults (60+), including co-morbid mental health presentations. The presentation also aimed to introduce the model of care for the Frankston and Mornington Alcohol and Other Drug Service.

More information can be found here.

Facilitator
OWLS (Older Wiser Lifestyles at Frankston & Mornington Drug and Alcohol Service - Peninsula Health)
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Gambling & Single Session Family Consultation

This session explored the role of family, carers, and supporters in the recovery of people experiencing harm from gambling. We explored the importance of including supports, as they often lead to a higher success rate in recovery, and focused on the use of a single session framework.

Facilitator
Gretta Daley & Bonita Cohen - Gambling Minds
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Victoria’s Royal Commission into Mental Health: What does this mean for Older Adult Mental Health?

There has been a great deal of activity following the recommendations resulting from Victoria's Royal Commission into mental health services. Changes are afoot - but what does this mean for your sector?

This event provided an overview of some of the broad reforms underway in the Older Adult Mental Health space.

Facilitator
Jodie Ten-Hoeve, Mental Health Nurse Advisor – Chief Mental Health Nurse - Safer Care Victoria

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Clozapine Basics for Enrolled Nurses

In this video we discuss Clozapine, what it is, what it is used for, and what we need to know as mental health enrolled nurses. We also cover monitoring protocols, common and less common side effects, as well as the nursing interventions required. 

Contact:
MHEN Educator email: en.educators@cmhl.org.au
Centre for Mental Health Learning Website: www.cmhl.org.au
 
Resources:
Department of Health and Aged Care - https://www.tga.gov.au/clozapine
Facilitator
Claire Allan, Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator - Bendigo Health
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Dual Disability for Mental Health Enrolled Nurses

In this video we discuss what dual disability is and what to know as a mental health enrolled nurse. We look into the relationship between intellectual disability, autistic spectrum disorder, and mental health as well as some possible barriers to access and the importance of effective communication, and why working with family and carers is important. At the end of this presentation, you will be provided with resources for further skill development on dual disability.

Contact:

MHEN Educator email: en.educators@cmhl.org.au
Centre for Mental Health Learning Website: www.cmhl.org.au

Resources: 

Information Sources: 

Facilitator
Oliver Mcdougall-Fisher, Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator - CMHL
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Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse (PEN) Level 3 Advancement on bed base services

This video discusses the definitions of a Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse (PEN) level 3 advancement and its origins. We cover the eligibility criteria, the ten competency standards, how to make an application, and the typical duties of a PEN level 3.

Links:

  • Centre for Mental Health Learning website: www.cmhl.org.au
  • MHEN Educator Email: en.educators@cmhl.org.au
Facilitator
Karen Hewitt, Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator - CHML
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Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Wellbeing

In this video, we discuss what wellbeing is and why it is important for mental health enrolled nurses. We also delve into the possible signs of burnout and how to promote wellbeing in and outside of work. It is important to note that everyone will have their own individual definition of health and wellness, so reflect on your own perception of wellbeing throughout this video.​

MHEN Educator email: en.educators@cmhl.org.au

Centre for Mental Health Learning Website: www.cmhl.org.au

Facilitator
Oliver Mcdougall-Fisher, Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator - CMHL
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Intro to Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Enrolled Nurses

In this video we discuss clinical supervision for the MHEN workforce, what it is and how it works. This is a quick introduction to the clinical supervision space which covers why you may want to choose to receive clinical supervision, its different forms, common misconceptions, what happens in a typical session, possible benefits, where to find a supervisor, and where to go for further education. 

Facilitator
Oliver Mcdougall-Fisher, Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educator - CMHL

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Equally Well in Victoria (Physical Health Framework for Mental Health Services)

Equally Well in Victoria was released in 2019 by the Department of Health and Human Services as a framework for Victorian mental health services to use to address the physical health disparities for mental health consumers. This presentation breaks down the concepts in Equally Well and shows that addressing the physical health needs of mental health consumers doesn’t have to sit in the too-hard basket.

Facilitator
Trudy Brown, Mental Health Nurse, Northern Health
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Diet, Physical Health & Mental Health - The Role of the Mediterranean Diet

This webinar provided up to date evidence on the Mediterranean diet, it’s role in depression, chronic disease prevention and treatment. Attendees were provided with practical tips they can apply in their own lives and recommendations they can make to service users.

Facilitator
Jacinta Sherlock, Senior Dietitian - North West Area Mental Health
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Trauma & Health

This presentation provided attendees with an overview of the basic pathways linking the brain and nervous system response to fear, stress, and trauma with common chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. It also introduced how attendees can consider salutogenesis and a sense of coherence to support people to improve their well-being.

Facilitator
Jacinta Sherlock, Senior Dietitian - North West Area Mental Health
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Food security and dietary acculturation

This educational webinar will assist the mental health workforce in understanding the process of acculturation, with a specific focus on dietary acculturation, experiences of hunger, and food insecurity following migration and their impact on health.

Facilitator
Jacinta Sherlock, Senior Dietitian - North West Area Mental Health
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Diet, Physical Health & Mental Health - The Role of the Mediterranean Diet

This webinar provided up-to-date evidence on the Mediterranean diet, its role in depression, chronic disease prevention, and treatment. Attendees were provided with practical tips they can apply in their own lives and recommendations they can make to service users.

Facilitator
Jacinta Sherlock, Senior Dietitian - North West Area Mental Health

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

This session describes learning objectives, why we use them and how to create them. After this session learners will be able to:

  • describe the purpose of learning objectives
  • identify verbs for the levels of Bloom's taxonomy
  • produce measurable learning objectives
Facilitator
Kylie Boucher, Senior Lead - CMHL
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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 theories 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 foundational 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
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Educator Forum: Writing a Session Plan: The Basics of Planning and Engaging your Audience

Jeff Weitzel, one of the CMHL's Learning and Practice Coordinators 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 and activities are available via the links below.

Facilitator
Jeffrey Weitzel, Learning & Practice Development Coordinator - CMHL
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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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Successful Online Training_Part1

This session is for people working in the mental health sector who deliver, or are maybe required to deliver, online training to their workforce. A staff member from CMHL provides an overview of his experiences with online learning and introduces participants to the tips and tricks for facilitating online learning.

Facilitator
Jeffrey Weitzel

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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
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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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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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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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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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Older Adult MH: Reminiscence Therapy

This session explored Reminiscence Therapy, a form of treatment which aims to enhance the wellbeing of older adults through reviewing past experiences, challenges, and successes.

Facilitator
Sunil Bhar, Professor of Psychology - Swinburne University of Technology
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Compassion Training for Healthcare Workers

To celebrate World Compassion Day, CMHL offered a 1-hour webinar with Dr.Debbie Ling about compassion training for healthcare workers.

"Compassion training improves the well-being of workers and helps protect against empathic distress and burnout. Understanding the difference between compassion and empathy is essential for worker resilience."

The session included a 30-min Q&A after the webinar.

Facilitator
Dr.Debbie Ling - Monash University