The topic for MH In-Touch for this session will be Mental Health and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and how it will effect consumers of mental health services.
Guest Speaker: Dr Laga Van Beek
Director – Engagement and Funding, Tasmanian Trial Site, NDIA
by Friday 6 May to:
National Disability Coordination Officer
or by phone on 03 6225 8217
MH (Mental Health) In-Touch is a network that meets periodically to discuss how to best assist people living with a mental illness to access education, training or employment.
MH In-Touch aims to link mental health service providers with education and training providers and employment agencies. It provides a chance to share what is happening, hear about new initiatives and network with others.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, 11 May 2016
Afternoon forum with Richard Baron MA,
Temple University, Philadelphia
Collaborative on Community Inclusion
‘Establishing Peer Specialists within a Mental Health System’
MI Fellowship invites you to an afternoon forum with Richard Baron MA, director of knowledge translation for Temple University’s Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Collaborative develops and disseminates research into policies, programs and practices that promote greater community participation for people affected by mental health issues.
For more than 30 years, Mr Baron has provided training, technical assistance and consultation services to community mental health programs, state mental health administrations and federal agencies, with a particular focus on strategies to expand employment opportunities for people affected by serious mental health issues.
Mr Baron will discuss:
• The benefits of expanding opportunities for people with a lived experience of mental health issues to become peer specialists.
• Identifying and addressing the obstacles present in establishing a lived experience workforce.
• Successful implementation of peer work within a mental health system.
Following Mr Baron’s presentation, MI Fellowship will share insights from a peer and supervisor perspective on how best to support and develop peer workers, reflecting on the transition from being a participant in a recovery service to becoming an employed peer worker.
RSVP: Sally Logan on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 8486 4224 by Friday 6 May 2016
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm, 17 May 2016