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Mental Health Improvement Group Workshop. 8&9 June


Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - Thursday, 9 June 2016

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Pieter Walker
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The aim of this Group is to improve the provision of safe mental health services by sharing information on implementing innovative and effective practices. The group receives a series of annual reports that contain both inpatient and community data as well as some outcome measures. Separate reports are provided for adults, aged and CAMHS services. Members share information at an annual workshop. Click here for brochure


Agenda –Mental Health Improvement Group [HRT 1609]

 Rydges Southbank, Brisbane

OPTIONAL SITE VISIT Tuesday 7th June (3.00-4.30pm):  Mater Young Adult Health Centre & then Drug & Alcohol Centre - an innovative model of care for young people (18-25) - meeting at Level 4 Salmon building at 2.50pm for 3.00pm start.


Wednesday 8 June 2016

7.45 – 8.00

Registration for Optional Masterclass – Health Roundtable data

8.00 – 8.45am

Optional Masterclass – Health Roundtable data

The Health Roundtable team will provide an overview of our reports relating to Costing – including Inpatient Briefings, Departmental Reports and our online tools.

(All first time attendees and those interested in understanding how Health Roundtable bench-marking data is compiled, and how it can be used, are strongly encouraged to attend this session)

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration for Mental Health Improvement Group  - those not attending the Masterclass        (includes Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 9.30am

Welcome and Introductions

9.30 – 10.30am

Setting the Scene 1

Identifying the critical issues for Creating Meaningful Collaboration with NGOs

  • Short presentations and panel discussion –NGO representatives to share innovative models of collaboration

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.00pm

Setting the Scene 2

Presentation of briefing data & report

Key Insights from Comparative data (presented by HRT staff) 

Team Discussions: –

What has been identified from the morning’s presentations?

What is the burning issue(s) for my hospital / network /DHB?

What needs to be done to make a transformational improvement in Mental Health?

12.00 – 12.30pm

Setting the Scene 3

Identifying the critical issues for Creating Meaningful Collaboration with consumers

  • Short presentations and panel discussion; presentations and  discussion with consumer representatives

12.30 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 3.00pm

Deciding What To Do 1

Review of Aim statements from 2015

Learning from improvements made by other health services & reviewing documents

‘Innovations’ Poster session - Each facility to highlight one or more innovation projects (preferably related to Creating Meaningful Collaboration with NGOs)

Marketplace - Share and steal market place.

3.00 – 3.30pm

Afternoon  Tea

3.30 – 4.00pm

Top 3 Poster presentations - Top Innovations – more detailed presentation of selected posters with discussion and questions

4.00 – 5.15pm

Deciding What To Do 2 - Health Service team action planning

 – Deciding how transformational change can occur and developing a clear vision of the change activities that are needed


Meeting Ends for Day One


Group Dinner (Optional) – Venue to be advised



Agenda –Mental Health Improvement Group [HRT 1609]


THURSDAY June 9 2016

8.30 – 8.45am     

Arrival Tea and Coffee

8.45– 9.00am

Recap of Day 1 issues

9.00 –9.30am

Making things happen 1

  • Highlighting HRT innovations over the past year

9.30 – 10.00am

Guest speaker – James Downie, Acting CEO, IHPA – James will be presenting the new Mental Health Classification system for discussion & an overview of IHPA strategy for the next 12-24 months

10.00 – 10.30am

Mental Health data review & issues discussion

We will split into program groups for separate sessions to discuss the data and/or any other issues

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea


Mental Health data review & issues discussion continues

11.30 – 12.30pm

Making things happen 2.

Solving burning platform issues for improving mental health services

(Small group discussion with other participants from same state or country on how issues can be addressed)

12.30 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 2.50pm

Making things happen 3

Not letting up – creating a new culture - Team Action Planning

Participants will work with their own health service team again to develop and write an Aim Statement and Action Plan based on the good ideas you have heard.

All plans will be placed on wall posters for general improvement discussion / suggestions by other teams.

Finally, teams will refine their action plans.

Teams to input into our online system the key issues / things they need help with around their Action plan.

2.50 – 3.00pm

Discussion about topics for 2017 and closing comments


Meeting concludes


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