Session Resources S005: “Workforce Capacity Building – guidance on developing a robust mental health workforce in the face of a reform-rich climate and evolving NDIS market”

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Authors: Garry Hooper

Year: 2015

Event: 2015 TheMHS Conference

Subject: NDIS - funding, workforce, reform

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: Mental health workforce development, person centred-planning and recovery oriented practice are acknowledged as key features of the current mental health agenda. To effectively transition to the NDIS environment, organisations will require an agile and flexible workforce that is equipped to capably deliver person-centred practices.
This presentation focuses on the journey of one mental health service - Break Thru People Solutions, as we navigate the path to achieve true person-centredness. Whilst recognising that person-centred planning is a feature of both the disability and mental health sector in NDIS, we explore the differences by defining the unique characteristics of person centred thinking as it relates to mental health. We will illustrate the evolution of our progress by:

(a) showcasing our mental-health specific, Person Centred Champions Program which aims to build practitioner capacity and facilitate work force planning in environments requiring an adaptable workforce that is responsive to individual need


(b) providing details about our experiences with the Mental Health Recovery Star™; a tool for supporting and measuring change when working with adults who are accessing mental health support services

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