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Creating Tommorrow’s Workforce Today: Practice Placements in the Community Managed Mental Health Sector

Project Acknowledgements


MHCC thank the various project's Reference & Steering Group members for their contributions to this work and especially our project partners and funders. The people and organisations contributing to this work are listed below.

We also thank consultants Kay Hughes (engage2change) for her contributions to all three projects; and Linda Scott and Damian Oliver at the Workplace Research Centre (University of Sydney) for their contributions to the initial project.
 

2013 Practice Placement Project

Funded by Health Workforce Australia (HWA; now the Commonwealth Department of Health) through the NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) and Sydney Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network (ICTN). The project partners are the University of Sydney, the University of Western Sydney, the University of Notre Dame, the Sydney Local Health District and MHCC (project manager).

Reference Group

Consortium Partners (along with MHCC)

  • Dr Jennifer Hardy/Martine Pentes, University of Sydney
  • Dr Christine Taylor /Cathy Dickson, University of Western Sydney
  • Dr Tracey Thornley, University of Notre Dame
  • Paula Caffrey/Lil Vrklevski, Sydney Local Health District

CMO Host Organisations

  • Valli Beattie, RichmondPRA (now Flourish Australia)
  • Malcolm Choat, UnitingCare Mental Health (now United Recovery)
  • Craig Parsons, Neami
  • Pearl Stuparich Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Consumer Representative

  • Dr Cathy Kezleman, Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA; now the Blue Knott Foundation)

Carer Representative

  • Peter Heggie, ARAFMI

Other Interested People

  • Professor Lindy McAllister, University of Sydney
  • Emily Tartakover, University of Sydney

Consultants

  • Kay Hughes, engage2change
  • Linda Scott, Workplace Research Centre (University of Sydney)

MHCC Staff

  • Tina Smith, MHCC Project Manager
  • Deb Tipper, MHCC Project Officer
  • Chris Keyes, MHCC Learning and Development
     

2014 Practice Placement Project Enhancement

Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the NSW HETI and NSW ICTN. The project partners are NSW HETI, the NSW ICTN, the University of Sydney and MHCC (project manager).

Steering Committee

Community sector

  • Janet Ford, Professional Practice Manager, RichmondPRA
  • Craig Parsons, Regional Manager, Southern NSW NEAMI Australia

HETI/NSW ICTN

  • Carla Brogden, Program Manager

University of Sydney

  • Professor Lindy McAllister
  • Dr. Gillian Nisbet

MHCC

  • Tina Smith

Project consultant

  • Kay Hughes, engagetochange
     

2014 Work Integrated Learning Supervision Project

Funding received from the Commonwealth Department of Health through the NSW HETI and Sydney ICTN. The project partners are the Sydney Local Health District Centre for Education and Workforce Development, the University of Sydney and MHCC (project manager).

Steering Committee

  • Carla Brogden, Program Manager, NSW HETI
  • Michael Hemingway, HETI Representative, Sydney ICTN Coordinator, NSW Interdisciplinary, Clinical Training Network (ICTN)
  • Marie Heydon, Workforce Development Consultant, Centre for Education and Workforce Development (Sydney Local Health District)
  • Professor Lindy McAllister, Sydney ICTN representative, Professor & Associate Dean, Work Integrated Learning - Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Tina Smith, MHCC, Senior Policy Advisor - Sector Development (Project Manager)

Reference Group

  • Malcolm Choat, Service Development Manager, UnitingCare Mental Health, Counselling Services
  • Janet Ford, Professional Practice Manager, RichmondPRA
  • Peter Heggie, Consumer and Carer Representative
  • Dr. Gillian Nisbet (PhD), Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Project consultant: Kay Hughes, engagetochange



For further information on the two Practice Placement Projects, Work Integrated Learning Supervision Project and supporting resources please contact:

Tina Smith - Senior Policy Advisor, Sector Development

tina@mhcc.org.au