Be a voice towards positive reform
The Victorian Mental Health Interprofessional Leadership Network members meet every two months to share ideas and knowledge about current practice in Mental Health Services and other related sectors. The Network aims to reduce duplication and promote best practice across Victoria by sharing ideas, information and resources.
Importantly, leadership is always on the agenda at network meetings. We understand that ‘effective leadership’ is about ongoing learning, so to support this we use various tools to learn from our peers about how to become strong, effective leaders in the Mental Health sector. For example, ‘Action Learning Sets’ (structured group sessions) are used as a vehicle to generate discussion and share experiences. We also have guest speakers who join the meetings to share their unique leadership stories.
Some examples of Network activities include:
Office of the Chief Psychiatrist Report on Inpatient Deaths – input into recommendations
Integration of MHS with NDIS
Peer Support Workforce
Workforce Learning & Development Strategy
10 year Victorian Mental Health Plan – input into recommendations
Benefits to Network Membership:
Mental Health Services (MHS), leadership teams and individual Network membersProvides MHS with a direct voice (team of voices) into Victorian policy reform
Directly contribute to reshaping DHHS imperatives i.e. OCP guidelines and cross-sector leadership initiatives (10 year MHP – funded activities)
Access to and involvement in, interprofessional mental health collaboration, sharing and innovation statewide
Access to formalised DHHS endorsed structures for interprofessional clinician and lived experience engagement across Victoria
Reduced duplication of effort in MHS through Networking and sharing – more readily able to access/import/modify initiatives from other services
Increased leadership capacity in local MHS through involvement in Network activities
What to do if you would like to be a member
People who are currently employed by a Public Mental Health Service and who would like to join the Network need to speak with their Executives and Managers.
Membership is a decision made by the Mental Health Services with input from the VMHILN management team.
If you are unsure who to contact email us at firstname.lastname@example.org