Book of Proceedings: Workforce Capacity Building: 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 and Liz Hudson, VIC

Year: 2015

Event: 2015 TheMHS Conference

Subject: 2015 Conference Book of Proceedings

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: Mental health workforce development, person centred-planning and recovery oriented practice are key features of the current mental health agenda. To effectively transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) environment, organisations will require an agile and flexible workforce that is equipped to capably deliver person-centred practices. This paper focuses on the journey of one mental health service organisation; Break Thru, as we navigate the path to achieve true person-centredness. Whilst recognising that person-centred planning is an important element of both the disability and mental health sector in NDIS, we illustrate the evolution of our progress by 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. Additionally we provide 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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