05
Feb 18

How to achieve an integrated mental health system

In 2015 the Government announced the biggest reforms to the mental health sector in decades.  The aim?  To create an integrated mental health system that would deliver better outcomes for people living with mental illness. Three years on, while reform set the wheels in motion, we’re yet to see significant change.   So how do we … Continue reading How to achieve an integrated mental health system

08
Dec 17

Three keys to unlocking high quality service under the NDIS

Author:Drew McCoy

The realities of the free market under the NDIS will compel organisations to critically reflect on their understanding and delivery of quality services. Positive intentions and skewed personal bias frequently result in the majority of service providers as rating themselves more favourably than their competition. It’s vital that organisations crystalise their approach to continuous quality … Continue reading Three keys to unlocking high quality service under the NDIS

25
Aug 17

Strategic Planning for NFP – The Fundamentals To Know

Author:Eileen Cai

Creating a strategic plan in the Not-for- Profit sector is just as essential important a process as in the commercial world. It should provide direction, ground the organisation, provide and offer consistent and firm direction and to assist in prioritisation decisions.  When you approach creating strategic plans for your organisation, some of the fundamental considerations are: … Continue reading Strategic Planning for NFP – The Fundamentals To Know

31
Jul 17

10 insights into the ‘New Reality’ of non-profit digital transformation

“Having a digital strategy will soon seem as ridiculous as having an electricity strategy.” – Kay Boycott, Asthma UK The New Reality is a research study into digital transformation in not-for-profit businesses. Based on interviews with over 50 senior leaders and digital experts from non-profit and commercial organisations, it provides a framework for NFPs to … Continue reading 10 insights into the ‘New Reality’ of non-profit digital transformation

27
Jul 17

Working with adolescent boys who have witnessed domestic violence and are using violence against their mothers

Author:Dave Burck

Research indicates that adolescents who use violence against their mothers are at higher risk to use violence in future relationships. Moreover, young people who have both witnessed domestic violence and are currently using violence towards their mothers are the highest risk to use violence as an adult. However, working with young people and mothers with … Continue reading Working with adolescent boys who have witnessed domestic violence and are using violence against their mothers

06
Jul 17

Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence

In Australia, 25% of all children have been exposed to domestic violence. That figure is horrifying, particularly when you start to understand the impacts on the children themselves and on our community as a whole. Exposure to violence can trigger ongoing fear, grief and self-blame. It can lead to detachment from others and disengagement from … Continue reading Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence

22
Jun 17

Multi-sensory approaches to boosting child visibility in work with men

Multi-sensory work involves talking to the eyes, not just the ears. Through using multisensory tools, the family violence worker increases the presence of the child without them being physically present. As the child’s focus is externalised, the worker and the father have a discussion that is often twice as long and twice as deep when … Continue reading Multi-sensory approaches to boosting child visibility in work with men

21
Jun 17

Engaged staff are the key to high quality Mental Health services – but how?

Author:Sasha Eden

Research has clearly shown that happier staff are more productive. When we are interested and challenged by our work, believe in the vision of the organisation, and are empowered by our leaders, we put more energy into bringing that vision to life. We personally invest in the team’s collective success and own the challenges along … Continue reading Engaged staff are the key to high quality Mental Health services – but how?