The Victorian Mental Health Interprofessional Leadership Network members meet every two months to share ideas and knowledge about current practice in Mental Health Services and other related sectors. The Network aims to reduce duplication and promote best practice across Victoria by sharing ideas, information and resources.
Importantly, leadership is always on the agenda at network meetings. We understand that ‘effective leadership’ is about ongoing learning, so to support this we use various tools to learn from our peers about how to become strong, effective leaders in the Mental Health sector. For example, ‘Action Learning Sets’ (structured group sessions) are used as a vehicle to generate discussion and share experiences. We also have guest speakers who join the meetings to share their unique leadership stories.
Some examples of Network activities include:
|Benefits to Network Membership|
|Mental Health Services (MHS), leadership teams and individual Network members|
|Provides MHS with a direct voice (team of voices) into Victorian policy reform|
|Directly contribute to reshaping DHHS imperatives i.e. OCP guidelines and cross-sector leadership initiatives (10 year MHP – funded activities)|
|Access to and involvement in, interprofessional mental health collaboration, sharing and innovation statewide|
|Access to formalised DHHS endorsed structures for interprofessional clinician and lived experience engagement across Victoria|
|Reduced duplication of effort in MHS through Networking and sharing – more readily able to access/import/modify initiatives from other services|
|Increased leadership capacity in local MHS through involvement in Network activities|
Committed to leading change for recovery