This FECCA report explores the importance and benefits of developing culturally and linguistically diverse workforces and its link with organisational cultural competence, markers of organisational cultural competence and cultural competence training.
DHHS Mental health performance reportsResource | 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.
Victorian Auditor‐General’s Report - Access to Mental Health ServicesResource | 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’.
Supported Decision MakingResource | 2019
Supported decision making is a human rights concept that promotes freedom of choice for people using public mental health services. This information sheet aims to provide a clear overview to help people know what they should expect from services, and to help clinicians know what they should be able to provide.
Equally well in Victoria: Physical health framework for specialist mental health servicesResource | 2019
The Physical health framework is the first of its kind in Victoria. It describes a range of initiatives for mental health organisations and clinicians to work in partnership with consumers and carers to discuss physical health in the context of a recovery plan.
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Comorbid Mental Health Conditions ManualResource | 2019
The Working with Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Comorbid Mental Health Conditions manual was developed by the Orygen Youth Health ASD Interest group based on clinical experiences of working with this complex population.
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.
The Right To Be Safe - Ensuring sexual safety in acute mental health inpatient unitsResource | 2018
This project report is informed by an analysis of complaints and also considers the findings of four MHCC investigations into sexual safety breaches, a comprehensive review of national and international literature, and wide-ranging stakeholder consultations.