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Mental Health Benchmarking Group Meeting – Review 2007/2008 Data


Thursday, 26 February 2009 - Friday, 27 February 2009

Meeting Code

Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins Street


Please register your delegates by 13 February 2009. Delegate Registrations may be cancelled up to 19 February 2009, with a full credit of monies paid. After that date, no credits are possible. However, you may substitute a different person for those registered at any time. Hotel and airfare arrangements are separate, and may have different policies regarding cancellations and name changes. Please contact them directly.

NOTE: Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements. Please print out and complete the Accommodation Reservations Form and return it to the Hotel. Requests for accommodation will depend on the Hotel's availability.




Day 1 – Thursday 26th February 2009
11.00 – 12.00 noon
Tutorial Session for New Participants
12.00 – 1.00pm
Lunch on Arrival + Registration
1.00 – 2.00 pm
Review of 2007/2008 MHBG Data (Plenary):
  • Overview Presentation of 2007/2008 KPI data
  • Collection methodology
  • Changes in Definitions
2.00 – 4.00pm
Review of 2007/2008 MHBG KPI Data by Program Group: (including break)
  • Review of Data Trends, Issues, and Innovations
  • Identification of Data Quality Issues
  • How to collect the data to address your “hot issues”? (e.g. How to collect and analyse community/ambulatory data?)
4.00 – 5.00pm
“Managing Up”: How to Sell Your Message to General Managers (Plenary)
  • Identifying strategic health service issues and solutions
  • Packaging the message
Group Dinner: Bluestone Restaurant Bar
249 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Day 2 – Friday 27th February 2009
8.30 – 9.00am
Arrival Tea & Coffee
9.00 – 10.30am
Hot Issues Forum (Small Groups or Program Streams):
  • e.g. reducing long-stay outliers
  • e.g. increasing your new-client index
Each participant identifies one key Mental Health issue that they would like some input on from other participants. All participants then have an opportunity to view and comment on all the hot issues.
10.30 – 10.45am
10.45 – 11.30am
Team Action Planning (Health Service Teams)
What ideas can we begin to implement in our mental health service?
11.30 – 12.30 pm
Next steps for MHBG (Plenary)
Developing the agenda for August 2009 meeting
12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch – all groups together – working lunch for Program Chairpersons
1.30 pm
Meeting Closes

Accommodation Reservations Form

Accommodation & Flight Arrangements
Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.
The Novotel on Collins, Melbourne has rooms for the nights of 25 & 26 February 2009 for The Health Roundtable at the Conference rate of AUD$229.00 (room only including GST). Rooms are in short supply, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
To receive this rate please print out and complete the Accommodation Reservations Form and return it to the Hotel.
Requests for accommodation will depend on the Hotel’s availability.