This area of work focuses on providing guidance on developing mental health policy and implementation principles.
Mental health program leadership
1. Principles for a best practice community mental health service
Based on WHO guidelines and evidenced based research, this module provides a generic overview of common steps in the development of a recovery focused mental health service.
2. Principles of Case-management
This module covers general principles, roles and processes. It provides case-management tools for successful rehabilitation services.
3. Developing individual service plans (ISPs)
An ISP Guides service delivery, monitoring and review during a patient’s recovery. This module explains the ISP and gives practical advice and exercises to assist case managers and their directors to develop appropriate ISP’s for patients.
4. Working in multi-disciplinary teams
Staff members working in multidisciplinary teams are more likely to develop higher levels of knowledge, skills, expertise and experience therefore ensuring higher quality outcomes than a team of people with the same background. This module provides practical advice on how to build and manage multi-disciplinary teams.
5. Involving the client and the family in the case-management process
Increasing evidence from Western-based research demonstrates that well-being and outcomes for both patients and carers are improved by involving families and carers. This module provides guidance on how to successfully work with those most affected by mental illness, the patient and their families.
6. Working in partnership with other service sectors and agencies
Mental health clinicians need to work with other sectors to provide an appropriate range of services to meet patient needs, this module assists mental health clinicians to build sustainable partnerships with organisations and individuals out side the clinical mental health sector.
7. Case-management in early psychosis
Incorporating a Recovery model, this module covers the phases of psychoses and appropriate goals and interventions for each stage.
8. Intensive case-management and when to use it
This module can assist when working with clients with high support and treatment needs in the community.