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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Nurses Framework Implementation #3 Education and Training, and Organisational Support (Training into Practice, & Skill Sustainability)
Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Nurses Framework Implementation #2 Change Management
Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Nurses Framework Implementation #1 Organisational Readiness
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 2023 VDDS Training Calendar
- MHPOD Dual Disability course (This is free self-directed learning)
- Resources offered on the CMHL website
- e-learning, Considering how mental disorders interact with intellectual or developmental disorders
- Useful links via St. Vicent's Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS)
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.
- Centre for Mental Health Learning website: www.cmhl.org.au
- MHEN Educator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Centre for Mental Health Learning Website: www.cmhl.org.au
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.
- Clinical Supervision Database: https://clinicalsupervision.cmhl.org.au/
- CMHL introduction to clinical supervision for mental health clinicians e-learning course: https://cmhl.org.au/training/introduction-clinical-supervision-mental-health-clinicians
- Victoria’s clinical supervision framework for mental health nurses: https://www.health.vic.gov.au/chief-mental-health-nurse/victorias-clinical-supervision-framework-for-mental-health-nurses
- Centre for Mental Health Learning Website: https://cmhl.org.au/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.