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Forum, Survey & Feedback – Model of Care for Adult Community Mental Health Services (Forum Friday May 3rd and Survey closes Monday May 6th)

The CALHN Adult Community Mental Health Model of Care is the first of a suite of strategic documents that will provide a framework for the guiding principles, core business, priority areas, service provision, governance, operational and strategic planning priorities and directions. 

The aim of the model of care is to build capacity and to improve the continuity of care and effectiveness of community services.

Clinicians, consumers, carers and other stakeholders invested in this redesign project are invited to provide feedback and comments on the Adult Community Mental Health Model of Care (accessed here) by either responding via SurveyMonkey or email: HealthCALHNCommunityMHRedesignProject@sa.gov.au by 5.00 pm Monday, 6 May 2019.

A Consumer and Carer Forum is being held Friday May 3rd, 1-2.30pm. Register here to attend.

Consultation Opportunity – National Safety and Quality Standards for Primary Care Services (Friday May 10th)

The Australia Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) is consulting nationally to better understand the safety and quality issues experienced by patients in primary care. Workshops will ask participants to discuss the safety and quality issues for patients in primary care, and what needs to be in place to provide safe and high quality care.
The information gathered at these consultative workshops will be used to develop the National Primary Care Safety and Quality Standards.

This session will be held 12-2pm on May 10th at a City location. Register here.

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Qualification Opportunity - Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work (Monday May 6th)

This qualification reflects the role of workers who have experienced mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers.

This course is offered by TafeSA and can be completed part-time.

Access further information and apply here.

Bursary Application - National Suicide Prevention Conference (Closes Wednesday May 8th)

The purpose of the National Suicide Prevention Conference bursary program is to enable individuals with a lived experience of suicide who are actively involved in suicide prevention activities, to attend the Conference. There are numerous barriers that can make it difficult for individuals impacted by suicide to attend the Conference. The availability of bursaries is intended to help overcome some of these barriers in order to ensure representation of those with lived experience in discussions and activities about suicide prevention.

Bursary applicants need to be able to attend all days of the Conference, from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 26 July 2019.

All bursary applications must be received no later than 5.00pm AEST (Sydney Time) on Wednesday 08 May 2019. Apply here.

Peer Work Position - Consumer Consultant at Southern Intermediate Care Centre (closes Friday May 10th)

As the Consumer Consultant your lived experience is highly valued as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.  In this role you will provide support for consumers within the ICC, lived experience, skills and strategies to promote consumer recovery as well as assisting consumers to understand the mental health service treatment pathways.

This is a part-time vacancy, working 11.25 hours per week and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.

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