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
  • Topic 2: Service Information Sessions
  • Topic 3: NDIS series
  • Topic 4: Physical health series
  • Topic 5: EN video series
  • Topic 6: Other

Remote video URL
Session Date

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: 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
Remote video URL
Session Date

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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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
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Successful Online Training_Part1

This session is for people working in the mental health sector who deliver or maybe required to deliver online training to their workforce. Staff from CMHL provides an overview of his experiences with online learning and introduce participants to the tips and trick for facilitating online learning.

Facilitator
Jeffrey Weitzel

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Session Date

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

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
Remote video URL
Session Date

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
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Session Date

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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Session Date

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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Session Date

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
Remote video URL
Session Date

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
Remote video URL
Session Date

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

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
Remote video URL
Session Date

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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Session Date

Weight and Stigma

This webinar will assist the mental health workforce in understanding how stigma can impact on the physical health and wellbeing of people with lived experience of emotional distress. It will also provide practical guidance on how the mental health workforce can work to reduce stigma and offer supportive environments to support people accessing health care to have positive interactions to support and enhance their wellbeing.

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

Diabetes & Mental Health

The session was an overall introduction to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It explored the use of long and short acting insulin.  The presentation looked at diabetes with co-occurring mental illness and the importance of metabolic monitoring, the relationship between diabetes and psychotropic medication and the relationship between diabetes and eating disorders.

Facilitator
Lin Chen - Austin 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
Remote video URL
Session Date

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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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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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