Centre MHN 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. Our training 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. Wherever possible, Centre MHN 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 Centre MHN’s commitment to embed both clinical and consumer perspectives in our training and research programs. The Centre MHN offers the following training workshops delivered on-site, and at no charge, to each Victorian area mental health service:
Introduction to the Mental Health Intensive Care Framework
This short course has been specifically developed for clinicians employed within area mental health services across Victoria. The aim is to provide an introduction to the key concepts and practices within the Mental Health Intensive Care Framework (OCMHN, 2019).
Sensory modulation in mental health settings
We've designed this course for mental health nurses, but it may interest anyone who works in an inpatient setting. It supports staff to use the Little Bag of Calm, introduced with COVID restrictions. It will enhance everyday use of Calming Methods in Safewards.
CentreMHN Clinical Supervision for MHNs Master Class
We are excited to announce that work on the CentreMHN clinical Supervision for MHNs Master Class is well underway with a go-live date of mid-April 2023
Group Work Facilitation
This workshop introduces participants to the theory and practice of group work, and explores the types of groups typically run for consumers in contemporary mental health settings.
The Essentials of Supported Decision-Making In Practice
This workshop is designed to help mental health workers better understand SDM by examining its underlying principles, and by investigating the ways in which it differs from shared decision-making. It also provides participants with practical opportunities to further develop their supported decision-making skills for everyday practice.
Co-production raises the bar on what it means for clinicians and policy makers to ‘collaborate’ with mental health consumers and their supporters. Co-production is not ‘consultation’, ‘participation’ or ‘involvement’. Instead, it seeks consumer leadership, and does so from the very beginning: before problems are defined, solutions proposed and priorities set.
Every Moment Counts
Practical ways to connect with consumers in acute settings, while managing the demands of a busy work environment. ‘Every Moment Counts’ draws upon several approaches to facilitating meaningful connections.
Action Learning Sets
Action Learning Sets (ALS) is a method for resolving complex issues. In a mental health service setting.
Working with people with a trauma history: how understanding neuro-plasticity can help
Many people who access mental health services have histories of complex relational trauma born out of early childhood experiences. These experiences can include parentification, enmeshment or invalidation as well as emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse and neglect.