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SoSS – Options for Supported Decision Making to Enhance the Recovery of People with Severe Mental Health Problems

  • Monash Law Chambers 555 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

A workshop and launch of a new major internet resource which showcases the lived experiences of people diagnosed with mental health problems and family carers. This event will be hosted by the Chief Investigators of the joint Monash and Melbourne University Australian Research Council Linkage project, “Options for Supported Decision Making to Enhance the Recovery of People with Severe Mental Health Problems”. This project is led by Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic, Monash University, in collaboration with Professor Bernadette McSherry, Professor Helen Herrman and Dr Lisa Brophy (University of Melbourne), the Department of Health and Human Services and a number of community managed mental health support service and service users and carer organisations.

The internet resource is comprised of two websites that are the first in Australia to present the lived experiences of a diverse group of people diagnosed with severe mental health problems and family carers. The websites include participants’ perspectives on supported decision making and personal recovery. Both websites will be used to support people diagnosed with severe mental health problems to make informed decisions about their health and care and provide an educational resource for family members, carers and support persons, mental health practitioners, policy makers and the wider Australian community.

The workshop will commence at 12pm and to conclude at 2:30pm. The launch will commence at 3pm with formalities to conclude by 4pm.

While there is no fee for attendance, registration is essential.

Please register separately for the workshop and launch no later than Tuesday 7 June 2016.

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For further information, contact Dr Audrey Statham audrey.statham@monash.edu