CPN workshops address the everyday priorities of mental health nursing, and reflect current research evidence. They’re designed to upskill the mental health nursing workforce in line with current practice challenges, legislation and policy directions.
Wherever possible, CPN workshops are co-produced. This means they have been researched and developed in partnerships between mental health nursing academics and mental health consumer academics, in keeping with the CPN’s commitment to embed both clinical and consumer perspectives in our training and research programs.
Our team comprises educators from both mental health nursing and lived-experience backgrounds, and workshops are delivered by at least two trainers so that both these perspectives are brought to the training room.
The CPN offers the following on-site training workshops on-site, and at no charge, to each Victorian area mental health service:
Supported Decision Making
The presumption of capacity for supported decision making is enshrined in the Victorian Mental Health Act (2014). It involves collaborating with consumers to help build preferences into choices, and choices into formal decisions.
Co-Production is a method of service delivery development that seeks to deliver better, more responsive services by prioritising the expertise of mental health consumers.
Every Moment Counts
Practical ways to increase trust, communication & connection with consumers in acute settings, while balancing the demands of a busy ward environment.
Working with Peer Workers
An examination the role of mental health peer workers, and their relationship to clinicians in the context of the consumer recovery journey.
Facilitating Therapeutic Groups
An introduction to the theory and practice of therapeutic group work, including an overview of the kinds of groups that nurses typically lead.
Action Learning Sets
A collaborative, group-based method for resolving complex issues. It supports critical thinking about nursing practice at both organisational and individual levels