ANU Centre for Mental Health Research Seminar Series 1: Systems thinking approach to Mental Health Planning

Location: Acton, Australian Capital Territory
Venue: Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University
Date: 09 August 2017 9:00am to 11 August 2017 01:30pm

Ever wondered how research informs mental health policy and planning?

The first two seminars in this inaugural CMHR Seminar Series are designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills in a systems thinking approach to mental health planning.

In the first seminar participants will learn how to use the Description, Evaluation and Classification of services for Long Term Care (DESDE-LTC) instrument in the assessment of mental health services. Participants will be provided with examples of the DESDE-LTC application internationally and nationally. The standard assessment of services facilitates territorial comparisons, which is crucial for evidence-informed health planning and resource allocation.

In the second seminar a series of lectures introduces participants to the application of classification systems in the Commonwealth Government and State/Territory Governments. Examples from State Government representatives will outline how policies are translated into mental health planning. This seminar explores a systems approach to mental health planning and provides a platform for moving forward.

Both seminars will be held at the Australian National University, Canberra.

For more information and to register, download the event program here. 

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