Upcoming events

Elsternwick
27 Feb
Assessment & intervention, MH policy, systems & legislation, Workplace wellbeing & practice support

A half day interactive workshop aimed at education about mental illness and suicide; providing skill development to allow people to confidently...

Travancore
05 Mar
Assessment & intervention, Families & carers, MH policy, systems & legislation, Therapeutic theory & practice

Parental separation is a challenging time for most children however, it can be particularly challenging for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder...

Fitzroy
11 Mar
MH policy, systems & legislation, Workplace wellbeing & practice support

This foundation workshop provides practitioners with a broad overview of key principles that inform culturally responsive mental health practice, and...

Other learning opportunities

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The rights and responsibilities of citizenship are available to all members of our society. Many people who experience mental illness or have had...

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In mental health services, the consumer's right to privacy and the practitioner's promise to maintain confidentiality is the cornerstone of the...

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This topic discusses the importance of documentation in providing quality patient care. Its role in facilitating communication, and appraising results...

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DHHS Mental health performance reports

MH policy, systems & legislation | 2019

Area mental health services are monitored quarterly against a suite of performance indicators. The department prepares quarterly summary reports detailing performance results for mental health services.

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VMIAC Seclusion Report

Consumer perspective | MH policy, systems & legislation | 2019

VMIAC have released a "Seclusion report" which organises the publicly available data on seclusion rates by service over the last three years.

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Victorian Auditor‐General’s Report - Access to Mental Health Services

MH policy, systems & legislation | 2019

In this audit the Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) assessed whether DHHS’s current 10‐year plan and supporting activities have started to address known access problems, ‘to determine if people with mental illness have timely access to appropriate treatment and support services’.

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Chief psychiatrist guidelines

MH policy, systems & legislation | 2019

The Chief Psychiatrist issues clinical guidelines to provide specialist advice on various aspects of clinical service and to inform mental health practitioners and services about the operation and clinical issues in relation to the Mental Health Act (2014).

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