THE Western Australian Association for Mental Health has rolled out new and improved Individual Placement and Support steering committee training across its Australian IPS partnership sites.
As well as covering important topics such as IPS core practice principles, recovery and monitoring and evaluation, the training has an intense focus on leadership and partnership strategies to reinforce true integration.
In Australia, Mental Health Services and Disability Employment Services are able to deliver an IPS supported employment program by establishing formal partnerships. However, it is often challenging bringing together two seperate organisations with different visions, missions and goals, policies and procedures.
The IPS steering committee training has a real emphasis on developing a collaborative and inclusive approach to ensure partnerships take full ownership of their IPS program.
Is your IPS steering committee training due? Would you like our IPS team to train your staff? You can contact us to discuss your needs 08 9420 7277 or visit our website https://waamh.org.au/ips
Picture: Philleen Dickson (WAAMH) and IPS Steering Committee Members from Peel, Rockingham Kwinana Mental Health Service and Forrest Personnel Disability Employment Service.