• 27 Jun 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 17:00

    Managing Recovery-Focused Teams plus Creating and Supporting a Peer Workforce - A Workshop for Managers and Co-ordinators with Rachel Perkins OBE

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    Join internationally renowned mental health expert Rachel Perkins in both workshops and save!  

    Managing Recovery-Focused Teams focuses on creating services that fully support consumer recovery requiring us to reflect recovery-focused principles in all facets of a team's work.  Managers play a central role in fostering and developing robust recovery-focused practice. 

    Creating and Supporting a Peer Workforce - A Workforce for Managers and Co-ordinators explores the importance of peer support, different peer support models and the employment of peer support workers in mental health services.

    Both workshops are aimed at managers and co-ordinators working in the mental health sector.

    Managing Recovery-Focused Teams
    27th June 2019

    This workshop builds on participants' existing experience, expertise, and ideas, encouraging them to share these with each other and to explore their role in leading the continuing development of more recovery-oriented practice. 

    Content covered:

    • Recovery-focused recruitment, selection and induction
    • Staff management and the creation of recovery-focused relationships with the people using the service including:
      • Challenges with boundaries, language, supervision and appraisal
      • How the team celebrates success and addresses challenges
    • Team processes and operation
      • How to keep the recovery-focus alive in the team
      • How to engage and use the resources and ingenuity within the service
    • Issues of risk and recovery-focused approaches to safety
    • Recovery-focused evaluation of performance.

    Creating and Supporting a Peer Workforce - A Workshop for Managers and Co-ordinators -
    28th June 2019

    This workshop focuses on the successful creation of peer support worker positions within mental health teams, enabling those recruited to prosper.

    Content covered:

    • The importance of peer support and the role of peer support workers
    • Preparing organisations for the introduction of peer support workers including:
      • Creating a culture in which peer support workers can thrive
      • Valuing the expertise of lived experience across the workforce
    • The role and duties of peer support workers, and what it means to be 'peer'
    • The preparation of peer support workers to work in teams including:
      • Training
      • Supervision
      • Support for peer support workers
    • The preparation of teams for the introduction of peer support workers
    • Career development for peer support workers
    • Evaluating the impact of introducing peer support workers.

    About Rachel Perkins - BA, MPhil (Clinical Psychology), PhD, OBE

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    Workzone Building, Level 1 (main reception), 1 Nash Street, PERTH (Attendees required to sign-in at main reception and also in the workshop class).


    • Associate Member (2018/19): $790.00
    • Full Member (2018/ 19): $700.00
    • Non-Member: $880.00

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