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Consumer & Carer Inclusion Webinar Series

For Staff, Practitioners, Hospitals & Mental Health Organisations

This free webinar series has been created to support staff, practitioners and hospitals to understand the benefits of, and develop strong consumer and carer inclusion, according to Standard 2. They are also offer great tips for other mental health organisations on how to engage with consumers and carers in service development, delivery and evaluation. 
Patient-centred care is recognised as an element of high quality healthcare in its own right, and there is strong evidence that it can lead to improvements in health care quality and outcomes by increasing safety, cost effectiveness and patient, family and staff satisfaction. Studies have demonstrated significant benefits from such partnerships in clinical quality and outcomes, the experience of care, and the business and operations of delivering care.
Operational benefits include lower costs per case, improved liability claims experiences and increased staff satisfaction and retention rates.  The importance of health services partnering with patients, families, carers and consumers is recognised at a national and international level.
 
If you are looking to contribute to improvements to mental health services, this course will cover these 5 key topics:
 
  • Taking inspiration from Standard 2
  • Insights into accreditation
  • CEO Perspectives on consumer & carer inclusion
  • Consumers, carers, and committees
  • Maximising consumer & carer engagement

These webinars are offered monthly between February and June 2021.  You can sign up for one, a few or all of them.  Don't worry, if you miss one, or the time doesn't suit, there will be a recording available after the session.  ​

Taking inspiration from Standard 2 

Christine Gee is the CEO of Toowong Private Hospital, and is a strong advocate for partnering with consumers and carers in service provision. Under Christine's leadership, Toowong Private Hospital has won international awards for their programs.  

Join the webinar and listen to Christine talk about how to gain inspiration from the NSQHS Standard 2.

Insights into Accreditation - Monday 29th March

Sandy Thompson has been working within Standards accreditation for more than 10 years. She introduces us into the fascinating world of the accreditation process of hospitals in Australia. With many years’ experience Sandy will be presenting on a vision of how staff and the accreditation process can work together towards better outcomes for consumers, carers and organisations alike. This webinar will provide a unique insight from a person working with hospitals to achieve best practice in service provision.

CEO Perspectives on Standard 2 - Monday 19th April

Christine Gee joins us again to share her perspectives on Standard 2 as a Chief Executive Officer.   Christine will give us a broad picture of how important consumer and carer representation voice is to Board members, staff and clinicians. Toowong Private Hospital has an excellent reputation for engaging consumers and carers in developing models of care, making decisions for service planning and evaluating their overall service. 

Consumers, carers and committees - Monday 24th May

Peter Selar from Delmont Private hospital is walking the talk in bringing along a senior consumer representative to present this webinar. Together they will inspire us how they have developed healthy working partnerships engaging consumers and carers over many years.

 

Join this webinar to share in this unique experience for us to witness the partnering of these two individuals on effective engagement on committees.

Maximising consumer and carer engagement - Monday 21st June

Maxine Griffiths has been described as a "passionate pioneer of social change". She is a human rights and social action advocate for the most vulnerable people in the communities in which she has lived and worked. Maxine has been a key influencer for consumer and carer engagement.

 

Maxine shares her experiences of how to gain and maximise the benefits of genuine consumer and carer engagement.

Interested in developing your skills further? 

Lived Experience Australia provides a range of training options to support hospital staff and practitioners to step further into consumer and carer inclusion. 


You may be interested in reading our research into Peer Workers or undertaking some of our modules our previously published Carer Guide.

If you'd like to know more about the vision that guides Lived Experience Australia, and learn why we do what we do have a look at it here.  

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