Introduction to Victoria’s Mental Health Service System (09.30 am – 12.30 pm)
This workshop is compulsory training for all staff who have recently commenced employment in the mental health field in Victoria. The workshop provides an overview of Victoria’s mental health service provision model, and introduces participants to a number of important aspects of clinical service provision. Participants will also be introduced to a large range of specialist state wide services which augment their role, including: the Office of the Public Advocate, Mind, Bouverie, Spectrum, Victorian Dual Disability Service, Nexus, and Orygen.
MHPOD module to be completed prior: Mental Health Service System: The Organisation
Mental Health Act (1.30 pm – 4.30 pm)
Victoria’s Mental Health Act 2014 replaced the previous 1986 legislation and incorporates significant changes to the way in which mental health services are provided in Victoria. While the concept of least restrictive care is still valid, there are important subtle differences that staff of mental health services need to know. In addition, staff need to know about new components such as Nominated Persons and Advance Statements.
This seminar describes the legislation on which all mental health service policy and procedures are based and must comply.
MHPOD module to be completed prior: Legislation and Mental Health Practice
International and National Mental Health Policy