CRRMH hosts Leadership Exchange event
Photo: Derek Thompson, Manager Mental Health, Service Commissioning, Ministry of Health New Zealand presenting as part of the IIMHL.
The CRRMH is currently hosting an event as part of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Leadership Exchange being held in Australia this week with the theme of “Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities”. The Exchange is a unique international collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addiction services and is one of the ways that IIMHL organises international innovation sharing, networking and problem solving across countries and agencies. The overall aim is to provide better outcomes for people who use mental health and addiction services and their families.
We are excited to be hosting representatives from Neami National, the Ministry of Health New Zealand, Western NSW Local Health District, Orange Aborignal Medical Services, Likemind, and Mission Australia at our “Rural and Remote Mental Health and Primary Care” event, in partnership with Molong HealthOne. The event presents an opportunity for dialogue and discussion for mental health leaders to share experiences, understandings and learnings, with the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
The Agenda includes presentations from and discussions with the visitors about their experiences and challenges, a session at Molong HealthOne about primary health and integrated care in a rural setting, a visit to the Orange Aborginal Medical Service to meet with the mental health team there, and discussions around rural suicide prevention.