Communities of Practice: Mental Health

Course Code:

SSEV5840

Course Category:

(OLD)Special Events - Conference

Duration (hours):

3.00


Target Participants:

Social service professionals who have experience working with persons with mental illness.

Remarks:

WHO WE ARE

The Mental Health Communities of Practice (CoP) is an initiative of the Social Service Institute, the Human Capital Development arm of the National Council of Social Service. It was officially set up in January 2013. The Mental Health CoP brings together a group of individuals and organisations focussed on providing mental health services, where they share perspectives gleaned from their experiences, problems they encounter and practices they adopt.

WHAT WE DO

The SSI Communities of Practice - Mental Health aspires to rally the mental health community to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and retain staff in the mental health sector. It also seeks to raise standards across the industry and improve client care. Finally, it serves as a common platform for those in the mental health sector to share concerns, exchange views and explore collaboration.

WHAT WE FOCUS ON

1. Develop knowledge and resources related to mental health. This is to help organisations and individuals to better care for clients with mental illness.
2. Spur exchange of ideas, expertise and experiences across the mental health sector, so that the community may learn from one another and adopt the best practices.
3. Encourage creative collaboration so as to optimise strengths and resources of respective organisations and individuals. This is to ultimately bring the best possible care to clients.
4. Elicit support from key stakeholders to promote the Mental Health CoP’s agenda – understanding the challenges faced by people with mental illness; extending vital resources to organisations/individuals working in the mental health sector; galvanising the community to help restore the lives of clients.
The SSI Communities of Practice (CoP) – Mental Health aspires to rally the mental health community to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and retain staff in the social sector. It also seeks to raise standards across the industry and improve client care. Finally, it serves as a common platform for those in the mental health sector to share concerns, exchange views and explore collaboration.
Date reflected above is for the first CoP session. Schedule for subsequent sessions will be arranged by CoP members at the 1st session.


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