The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist is starting new online forums to support best practice and problem-solving between mental health services in a rising COVID-19 environment.
The sessions are open to all mental health service staff and will provide an opportunity to collaborate, learn and support each other through challenges working in COVID-19 community transmission. A similar model has been successful in New South Wales.
The purpose of the sessions is to share learning, ideas and practice-based evidence in adapting to changing demands. Responding through collaboration and sharing-up-to date state, national and local guidelines and strategies will support sustaining high quality mental health care through community transmission.
- Sessions is short, informal 30 minute online sharing and discussion sessions.
- Frequency is 2-3 weekly, or as requested and will be posted online and via email to mental health services.
- Summaries and resources will be made available on this page.
- Operational or governance issues will be escalated via health service and/or system-wide governance processes by the Chief Psychiatrist. See the Terms of Reference.
Discussion topics will be decided by participants as sessions progress depending on the emerging needs and questions. Problem-solving with other services is encouraged and if your service would like to contribute – do get in touch.
Session 3: Mental Health Act 2014 Q&A
Kay Pak at the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist answers your questions on the MHA 2014.
Thursday 26 May, 3:00 – 3:30pm
Session 4: Wungen Kartup – Overview, Accessing us and our Cultural Approach
Mark Booth at Wungen Kartup tells us about their service and takes your questions.
Monday 30 May, 3:00 – 3:30pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending, and a meeting invite will be forwarded to you.