summer edition newsletter, 2020 the year in review
Although a disappointing set back in our training roll out, the recent emergency lock-downs and subsequent cancelled training events were a necessary step to maintain the health and safety of everyone.

Sincere apologies to our learners and HHS partners who were impacted by these cancellations. For those of you who were enrolled in a cancelled session, your name has been priority placed in our Register of Interest. When new deliveries are scheduled you will receive advanced notification.

If anyone would like guidance on alternative training options; including advice about eLearning options, online classroom and other learning resources, we are here for you and more than happy to provide support where we can. You will find our contact details in the footer of this e-newsletter.

In other news, the Annual Mental Health Scholarships Scheme is due to open 25 October. Visit our website for information and updates, including details for new applicants on how to apply, and how to join the mailing list to receive notifications.

Please keep reading below for more information around course updates and development opportunities.
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Successful Transition of Care

The Queensland Health guideline Transition of care for young people receiving mental health services’ QH-GDL-365-5:2015 (Guideline) released in December 2019, was developed to provide guidance and specific recommendations to support public sector mental health alcohol and drugs services in the provision of effective transitional care planning and processes.

To support implementation of the Guideline, a collaboration between Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch and the Learning Centre has seen the development of a package of resources. An eLearning module and accompanying resources guide application in practice settings, and are openly accessible to service providers as well as young people and their families/carers/significant others.

You are invited to view the
promotional video to learn more about how it applies to you.

Access the eLearning via the links contained within the
guideline or direct access via iLearn (open registration to login, search hint: Transition of Care).
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QC49 Police and Ambulance Intervention Plan eLearning

The Learning Centre project team is delighted to share the newly updated QC49 Police and Ambulance Intervention Plan eLearning course.

If you are interested in acquiring specific information and strategies regarding consumers to assist the Queensland Police Service and Queensland Ambulance Service to mediate mental health events in the community, then this eLearning is for you.
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Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in an Emergency Department Setting (SRAM-ED) - course redevelopment project

Consultation and lived experience engagement are critical activities when the Learning Centre develops or redevelops a training course. This process is no less significant in guiding advancements for this course!

The project team have been busy consulting with key stakeholders from across the state, subsequently forming Steering Committees and Clinical Reference Groups. An acknowledgement is extended to those who have been supporting this process.

The next steps involve the development of new eLearning and interactive videos. We look forward to sharing sneak peaks in future editions of this newsletter.
Developing Educators Program

Some of you may recall the long running QC3 Mental Health Educator course that was recently retired. It was notoriously difficult to schedule and update, and the three day commitment required to attend made it a problematic time investment for learners despite the interest it generated.

We are very pleased to announce that it will soon be replaced with a repository of 'bite sized' training and resources to support the skills development of Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Educators in a more accessible way.

The new Developing Educators Program will contain custom-built eLearning modules (currently two in development), video recordings, tools, tip sheets and reading material. Developed and curated by our in-house Instructional Designer, content development will be informed by feedback gathered from a recent state-wide survey.

We look forward to launching the first of the new eLearning modules, hopefully by the end of the year. Stay tuned.
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Comprehensive Care Webinar series

Have you checked out our resources lately?

RE08 Comprehensive Care now contains six recorded webinars, 14 instructional/demonstration videos, two eLearning modules, and supporting information handouts.

If you are looking for resources and tools to enhance the provision of person-centred comprehensive care, with a focus on partnerships in care and communication, this package will provide you with plenty of information to implement in practice.

The next webinar 'Physical Health Screen' is scheduled for 29 November. We will provide more information on how to participate soon.
visit RE08 Comprehensive Care webinars and resources
Life in Mind
Community of Practice for Educators

The Community of Practice for Mental Health Educators (those with an education portfolio or education aspect to their role who work in a Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service) continues to gain momentum.

The first presentation held in June was well attended with 30 Educators joining and all are praising the value of the content. The recording of the session was subsequently made available for those who were unable to make it.

Our next sessions in the upcoming schedule include:
  • 6 September - Using simulation to enhance training
  • 1 December - Feedback from remote communities - adapting education to incorporate local needs.
More sessions are in planning for 2022 as we look forward to growing and further developing this supportive network. The next phase includes inviting our participants to join us in sharing their expertise to present segments of interest.

If you are an Educator in a Queensland Health Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service setting and would like more information or have not received your invite, please contact us.
What's coming next?

Currently under development is the first in a new series of training options for Educators as mentioned above in Developing Educators Program. An eLearning module titled 'No frills learning outcomes', is being designed to highlight the importance of well written learning outcomes, how to create them, and how they should guide training design.

We will share more details with you soon about this exciting development.

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Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning, Ellerton Drive, Wacol Qld 4076
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, RTO code 40745
ph: 0436 613 469

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