Sector Development

Projects and Initiatives

Developing the Workforce – Community Managed Mental Health Sector National Disability Insurance Scheme Workforce Development Scoping Project

The report was commissioned and funded by the NDIS Sector Development Fund as part of a capacity building project being delivered by Mental Health Australia. The report was designed to assist in identifying the needs of the disability sector, including consumers and providers, to transition to the NDIS environment. Findings from the report form the basis of the capacity building work being undertaken by the project. The report was prepared by Human Capital Alliance (International) Pty Ltd (HCA) in partnership with the Mental Health Coordinating Council NSW (MHCC) on behalf of CMHA. Workforce report download

National Community-Managed Mental Health Sector Organisations Outcome Measurement Project

CMHA collaborated with the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network AMHOCN) on a project focussed on the use of outcome measures in mental health related community managed organisations (CMOs) across Australia. The result of that project is a guidebook that offers ecommendatons on tools that can be used by mental health CMOs and useful information on issues to consider when implementing, using and reporting outcome measurement in organisations. The guidebook is available here

National Individual Placement & Support Youth Trial with headspace sites and IPS WORKS

CMHA member the Western Australian Association for Mental Health has been contracted through its IPS WORKS service by the Department of Social Services, to deliver Individual Placement & Support (IPS) fidelity support to new employment services at 14 headspace sites around Australia, in collaboration with CMHA. The IPS service model will be adopted by headspace, with the support of IPS WORKS, to link youth experiencing mental health issues with employers, educational opportunities and the workforce.

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