Mental health intensive care is a specialist care type that provides supportive, therapeutic engagement to individuals experiencing increased vulnerability during an acute phase of mental illness. The framework identifies contemporary, best practice principles.
Talking about Trauma: Guide to conversations and screening for health and other service providersResource | 2018
Many service providers feel poorly equipped to have conversations with people they know or suspect have experienced trauma. This Blue Knot Foundation publication helps service providers to know when and how to ‘talk about trauma’ or to screen for trauma.
Co-production - Putting principles into practice in mental health contextsResource | 2018
This resource has been developed to inform and support understanding, planning, and implementing co-production initiatives specifically within the context of Victorian mental health services
Power Threat Meaning FrameworkResource | 2018
Produced by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology, this Framework is an over-arching structure for identifying patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubling behaviour, as an alternative to psychiatric diagnosis and classification.
Embedding Lived Experience (peer) Workers in Mental Health ServicesResource | 2018
In this video, managers of lived experience workers (Cate Bourke and Tom Pickup) share their experiences and learnings about inclusion of lived experience workforce in mental health services.
Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI) - Program GuidelinesResource | 2016
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide operational advice to support the planning and delivery of the Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI) program, via Victoria’s adult Area Mental Health Services (AMHS).
Specialist Family Violence Advisor guidelines and reporting templateResource | 2016
The Safewards model and associated interventions have been highly effective in reducing conflict and containment, and increasing a sense of safety and mutual support for staff and patients. This page contains training resources related to the Victorian mental health implementation.
Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Recovery LibraryResource | 2015
The resources presented in this Recovery Library are mapped against the nine domains of the Framework for Recovery-oriented Practice. An additional domain pertaining to Growing Consumer Leadership was also developed as part of the formation of the Recovery Library.
Mad Workplaces: A guide for workplaces about working alongside people with 'mental illness'.Resource | 2014
A realistic and useful booklet for employers written collaboratively by consumers with significant consultation with people who employ consumers and people with expertise in relevant laws and employment practices. There is a matching resource for consumers.