The framework describes the practice domains and key capabilities required for the mental health workforce to operate in accordance with the recovery approach. The framework is presented in two companion documents: a guide for practitioners & providers, and a policy and theory document.
The National Practice Standards for the Mental Health WorkforceResource | 2013
These standards outline capabilities that all mental health professionals should achieve in their work. They are intended to complement discipline-specific practice standards or competencies of the professions of nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology and social work.
Providing a safe environment for all: Framework for reducing restrictive interventionsResource | 2013
This framework is central to the government's commitment to reduce restriction and provide mental health services that are safe places for all people accessing treatment and care, their support people and those who work with them.
Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder & Posttraumatic Stress DisorderResource | 2013
These guidelines, developed by Phoenix Australia, provide information about the most effective treatments for PTSD. They are the first national guidelines that provide guidance on the treatment of children and teenagers who experience PTSD.
Clinical Practice Guideline for the management of Borderline Personality DisorderResource | 2013
Developed by a multi-disciplinary committee of clinical, consumer and carer representatives with BPD expertise, the guideline discusses a range of treatment options, including recommendations covering diagnosis, management, treatment and information for supporting carers and families.
Council of Australian Governments - The Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform 2012 – 2022Resource | 2012
The roadmap outlines the reform directions governments will take over the 10-year period 2012-2022 and re-commits the Australian Government and states and territories to working together towards real improvements in the lives of people with mental illness, their families, carers and communities.
Koolin Balit, Victorian Government Strategic Directions for Aboriginal Health 2012-2022Resource | 2012
Koolin Balit is the Vic Gov's strategic direction for Aboriginal health 2012 - 2022. Koolin Balit sets out what the DHHS, together with Aboriginal communities, other parts of government and service providers, will do to achieve the government's commitment to improve Aboriginal health.
Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service DeliveryResource | 2012
Blue Knot Foundation’s Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery present the collective wisdom of the last two decades of national and international research in the trauma field.
Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A GuidebookResource | 2012
This guide is designed as a resource for peer supporters who want to learn how to integrate trauma-informed principles into their relationships with the women they support or into the peer support groups of which they are members.
Practice guidelines for treatment of complex trauma and trauma informed care and service deliveryResource | 2012
These guidelines present the collective wisdom of the last two decades of national and international research in the trauma field. They establish insights that optimism about recovery from complex trauma is warranted, and that childhood trauma can be resolved.