Welcome to this series of informative sector development webinars, developed by Mental Health Coordinating Council to help mental health workers better understand the agencies, programs and practices that make up the mental health and broader human services system.
This information is for anyone working in mental health in NSW who wants to build advocacy skills to support people as they navigate a complex service system.
Hear about how service culture can help LGBTIQ+ people take control of their mental health and how it can support better outcomes for them and their communities. Become more aware of LGBTIQ+ experience in some services and the difficulties people have when services do not pay attention to their perspectives and particular needs.
For a directory of LGBTIQ+ community groups and services in NSW, visit Rainbow Cultures.
Chris Keyes – Drug Health Manager, Central & Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network. Presentation slides
Genevieve Whitlam – Associate Director, Client and Clinical Services, ACON. Presentation slides
Georgie Hartigan – Mental Health Peer Worker, Community Health Promotion Officer Suicide Prevention Programs ACON
Decisions made by the Mental Health Review Tribunal can impact significantly on the lives of the people detained in mental health facilities, and in the community. Learn more about the Tribunal and how it considers complex evidence, and balances competing rights and interests at a webinar with Deputy President Maria Bisgoni and Tribunal colleagues.
Maria Bisgoni – Deputy President, NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal
Dr Charles Doutney – Consultant Psychiatrist, NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal Member
Corinne Henderson – Principal Policy Advisor, Mental Health Coordinating Council, Mental Health Review Tribunal Member
Athena Field – Peer Community Education Program & Workforce Practice Advisor, Wellways
Darren Wagner – Manager Peer Support Team, Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service
In this webinar we explore the Towards Zero Suicides Initiative to gain a better understanding of its interface with the community-managed sector and how to access Towards Zero Suicides services.
Deb Hoban – Senior Policy Officer, Towards Zero Suicides Initiative, NSW Ministry of Health. Presentation slides
Ella Fyfe – Suicide Prevention Services Manager, Wellways. Presentation slides
Sarah Reynolds – Acting Coordinating, Towards Zero Suicides, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. Presentation slides
In this webinar, hear how Primary Health Networks operate, learn about their role in suicide prevention planning, and find out more about how they commission services.
Learn about the role of the Health Care Complaints Commission, the complaints process and how workers can support people who have concerns about their health care.