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.
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.
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
Recovery Oriented Language Guide - 2nd editionResource | 2018
The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) developed the Recovery Oriented Language Guide because language matters in all aspects of life, and continues to be particularly important in the context of mental health and recovery.
WHO guidelines: Management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disordersResource | 2018
WHO has released, for the first time, evidence-based guidelines on management of physical conditions in adults with severe mental disorders.
Monitoring Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Reform: National Report 2018Resource | 2018
The 2018 National Report shows progress and outcomes of key national reforms in mental health, including reporting on the Primary Health Networks, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Suicide Prevention initiatives and the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.
Chief Psychiatrist's guideline and practice resource: family violenceResource | 2018
The guideline outlines expectations of mental health services managers and clinicians regarding their roles in responding to family violence.
Aust Standards of Care & Treatment Guidelines: For trans and gender diverse children and adolescentsResource | 2018
The Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines (ASOCTG) aim to maximise quality care provision to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia, whilst recognising the unique circumstances of providing such care to this population.
Map of the NSQHS Standards second edition with the National Standards for Mental Health ServicesResource | 2018
This document maps the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards with the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS). The purpose of the document is to demonstrate to mental health stakeholders the extent of alignment between the two sets of standards.