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December 2017 - eNewsletter

The VMHILN eNewsletter - December 2017

It has been a very busy couple of months for the Network, this Newsletter provides a brief update about the Network activities

Welcome to our new members The Network would like to formally welcome our 16 new members:

Goulburn Valley

  • Kate Lawless

  • Paige Habor

  • Camuran Albanoi

  • Subhash Das

Ballarat Health Service

  • Jordan Lever

  • Anoop Raveendran Nair Lalitha

  • Paula Duffy

  • Amanda McCarthy


  • Glenda Wyatt

  • Binita Sharma

  • Carolyn Golotta

  • Michelle Shanti

St Vincent’s

  • Emma Bohmer

  • Vivien Yeo

  • Michelle Bullivant

  • Catherine Harrison

Chief Psychiatrist’s Inpatient Leave of Absence Guideline

  • Kylie Boucher and Jo Stubbs ran a workshop at the Austin to begin the re-write of the OCP Treatment Plan Guideline

  • 9 senior staff attended and had input into the guideline

  • Henrique Van-Dunem and Jo Stubbs will travel to Shepparton on the 11th December to run the same workshop at a rural service

Cross Sector Project

  • After a meeting with the Governance Committee a decision has been made about which sectors will be incorporated in this program of work

  • Mental Health Services and the AOD sector will be the main focus for this program

  • There will be opportunities for other sectors to be included depending on the projects selected

  • The literature review to help guide this work is almost complete

  • Establishment of a Cross Sector Reference Group has begun

  • A draft framework will be ready in time for the SC planning day in February

Project Management Workshop

  • Christina Katopis from Learn4Results will deliver a one day workshop on Project Management to Network members on the 27th March 2018

  • Training will be held at the HEC building, Poplar Rd, Royal Park Campus, Parkville

  • There will be a maximum of 25 places

  • Further information to follow

Steering Committee update

  • We welcome Rika Delaney as the new VMHILN Coordinator

  • Paola Cheng has resigned from Eastern Health and has stepped down as the VMHILN Deputy Coordinator

  • Dr Michael Gardner will be stepping down from his role as Communications Officer

  • The positions of Communications Officer, Deputy Communication Officer & Deputy Coordinator are all open.

  • Nominations close Wednesday 20th December.

VMIAC and MH Nurses Conference

  • Rika Delaney and Henrique Van-Dunem presented about the Network at the VMIAC conference in November

  • Jo Stubbs & Rosemary Charleston presented at the Mental Health Nurses Conference in Hobart in October

  • Both conferences raised a lot of interest about the Network and a common question has been, How do I join? People who work in area mental health services have been encouraged to talk to their service and find out who their team is and to make inquires

October Meeting

  • We had good attendance at our October meeting

  • The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, Lynne Coulson Barr and two other members from her office, Keir Saltmarsh and Kirsty Irving attended for an interactive workshop about complaints in services

  • Their presentations can be located on our website - click here to view

Next Meeting

  • Our next meeting will be held on the 19th December at the Royal College of Surgeons.

  • Formal welcome to Cohort 4

  • Christmas celebration from 12:30 – 1pm

Click here to view the eNewsletter pdf

Jo Stubbs