One Off Working Groups about the Implementation of the Royal Commission’s Recommendations

At VMIAC we have been engaged in a number of discussions and working groups about the implementation of the first of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.

You may be aware that we ran a series of consultations about the recommendations over the past six months and you can find the report on these here. This report, along with a video based on the findings, has been sent to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, the Minister for Mental Health and to Mental Health Reform Victoria (MHRV).

As the more detailed discussions about the implementation have progressed, we have become concerned about the need to strongly consider how hospitals and other services are interpreting the recommendations. Our worry is that we will see more of the same if we don’t take some initiative and present other options.

For example, the Collaborative Centre, which will have research, clinical and wellbeing aspects, needs a thorough consideration by consumers. The peer led service is similar as is the expansion of HOPE to name a few.

Listed here are some of the issues that we think need deeper discussion and consideration:

  • The Collaborative Centre
  • Peer led service
  • Consumer workforce with particular emphasis on a career structure
  • Hospital in the Home
  • HOPE
  • Governance at every level
  • Changing the system – ensuring the consumer voice is heard
  • Acute beds

Therefore, we want to provide to do a deeper exploration into the detail of these topics from a consumer perspective.

Would you be interested in joining a series of individual working groups to delve into these topics and assist VMIAC in developing a position on what is needed if each of these issues are to work well for consumers? Some of these discussions will require more work than others.

Please see below the dates and times for each topic’s discussion. Places are based on a first come first served basis:

August

Tuesday112:00-4:00pmHospital in the home
Wednesday122:00-4:00pmAcute beds
Thursday131:00-3:00pmCollaborative Centre
Monday171:00-3:00pmHOPE expansion
Wednesday191:00-3:00pmPeer led service
Thursday201:00-3:00pmConsumer workforce
Monday2411:00-1:00pmEnsuring the consumer voice
Wednesday261:00-3:00pmGovernance at all levels
Thursday271:00-3:00pmTBA

If you are interested, please email emily.may@vmiac.org.au, including the topic’s working group you would like to join.

12 consumers will be part of each working group and you will be remunerated for your time. Please only email if you are certain you can attend so as not to take a space from someone else.Toggle panel: All In One SEO Pack

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