Authors: Mick Deans, Brad Wynne, Margaret Goding and Jenny Smith, VIC
Event: 2008 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Recovery-based Approaches, CASE MANAGEMENT,RECOVERY / REHABILITATION,TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: In 2004, St.Vincent’s Mental Health (Melbourne) identified the need for a more consumer-centred recovery-based focus, and began planning for a major change management process in all programs of the area mental health service. Implementation was carefully staged to maximise attitude and practice change throughout the multi-disciplinary staff. Key success factors were adoption of a compatible model - the Strengths model of case-management, endorsement by senior medical staff and management, and extensive ongoing training utilising a train-the-trainer approach.