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Mental Health Improvement Group 8 & 9 May 2019


Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - Thursday, 9 May 2019

Meeting Code

Stamford Plaza Brisbane
39 Edward St
Brisbane City

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Pieter Walker
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Please contact Pieter Walker
0404 827 113

The aim of the Mental Health Improvement Group is to support the improvement of mental health services by sharing data and experiences on the implementation of innovative and effective practices. The group receives a series of annual reports that contain both inpatient and community data as well as some outcome measures.  Last year was the first year we were able to report benchmarked data using the new IHPA Mental Health Classification System. Separate reports are provided for adults, aged and CAMHS services. Members share innovations and network at our annual workshop.

The 2019  workshop will focus on the special topic of “Mental Health and Emergency Departments:  Preventing admissions and improving access, improving flow and discharge for mental health consumers into and out of ED".  This is a special integrated meeting with our ED benchmarking group and we expect that it will provide members with useful information, discussion (with their ED colleagues)and innovative practices which they can implement.

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Mental Health Improvement Group
Stamford Plaza, 39 Edward St, Brisbane

Day 1 - Wednesday 8th May 2019

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 9.45am

Welcome and Introductions 

9.45 – 10.30am

INSIGHT - Mental Health Data Presentation and Discussion

·         A review of the benchmarked Mental Health reports from across the group

·         High level overview of the Mental Health Community & In-patient reports

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.30pm




INSIGHT - Managing the Community /ED / Inpatient Interface - Issues for Mental Health Services

·         Review of the new ED Mental Health Reports

·         Mental Health staff perspectives

·         A consumer story

·         Generating key points for discussion  at joint afternoon session

12.30 – 1.15pm




1.15 – 3.00pm*

COLLABORATION – Exploring the ED-MH interface

How do ED-MH teams view the ED-MH interface?  (Mixed teams of ED and MH staff at each table)

·         Identifying factors that commonly impact the interface

·         How to assess and improve the quality of the interface

·         Testing the interface: collaborative exercise involving real clinical scenarios

3.00 – 3.20pm*

Afternoon Tea

3.20 – 4.00pm*

INNOVATION - Combined Innovation Poster Presentations

Hearing from sites how they improved the interface between their service and others within the hospital.

4.00 – 5:30pm*

COLLABORATION – Consolidating the learnings

·         Combine today’s learnings about interface improvement and apply these to the scenarios in broader groups

·         Can we look at this in a different way?


Meeting Ends for Day One


Group Get-together – join us for a special networking session (food & drinks provided)

*Joint session with HRT Emergency Patient Management Improvement Group

Day 2 - Thursday 9th May 2019

8.15 – 8.30am 

Arrival Tea and Coffee

8.30 – 9.15am

Welcome and reflections from Day One

·         Mental Health Improvement Group members only

·         Sit back with your hospital teams

·         Debrief and discussion from yesterdays combined group

9.15 – 10:15am

COLLABORATION - Split into Program Groups (Adult & CAMHS) for detailed discussion on the data & reports

·         Detailed discussion of the reports, review of metrics and report. 

·         Identification of improvement opportunities for adult and CAMHS services

10.15 – 10.45am

Morning Tea

10.45 – 11.45am

INNOVATION – Innovation Poster Presentations

Each organisation to highlight one or more innovations undertaken in the last 12 months.

11.45 – 12.15pm

DECIDE WHAT TO DO - Top 3 voted Innovation Posters

More detailed presentations of selected posters with discussion and questions.

12.15 – 1.00pm


1.00 – 2.45pm



Think Tank:  Identifying and addressing Key issues in relation to “Connecting beyond service boundaries for an integrated & consumer centric care system with a strong enabled workforce”

Team Action Planning: Participants will work with their own health services team to refine the Aim Statement and Action Plan based on the good ideas heard.

Teams to present their plans to the group

Discussion about topics/themes for next year’s meeting and closing comments

2.45 – 3.00pm

Determine 2020 Aim statements and workshop theme


Workshop ends for 2019

Accommodation & Flight Arrangements
Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

Suggested Accommodation

Accommodation Contact Details Reference Code Discounts
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

+61 7 3221 1999
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Oaks Felix
26 Felix St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

+61 7 3316 5500
[email protected]
Royal On The Park Brisbane
152 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4001

+61 7 3221 3411
[email protected]
Brisbane Skytower
222 Margaret St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

+61 7 3003 0880
[email protected]
Mantra Midtown
127 Charlotte St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

+61 7 3211 1116
[email protected]

Stamford Plaza Brisbane is offering 10% off their Best Available Rate.
To book, either contact the reservations department on the email / phone number above, or use the below link: