Reform Projects

In addition to our direct work with people with a mental illness, PiR also works with others to implement projects that help to improve the service system. Below is a summary and links to local system reform projects undertaken by PiR throughout the 3 years of system reform funding.

The Consortium identified fifteen system outcome areas on the basis of consultation, participant experience and research.  They represent the current major challenges for the mental health system and are areas for improvement.  All system reform projects undertaken by PiR contribute to achieving one or more of these system outcomes

Alternatives to admission

A service system where people are provided appropriate care as close to their home as possible and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

Discharge and transition

A service system that better manages the transition in and out of hospital (or prison) for adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

Consumer voice

A service system where people with severe and persistent mental illness have their voices heard and are at the centre of service delivery.

Service availability

A service system where the right services are provided at the right time in the right place for people with severe and persistent mental illness.

Service silos

A one-stop-shop/no wrong door service system where adults with severe and persistent mental illness get access to the services they need at the right time and in the right place.

Service navigation

An easy to navigate service system for people with severe and persistent mental illness based around their needs.

My Mental Health Website: www.mymentalhealth.org.au

Physical health

A service system that improves the physical health of adults with severe and persistent mental.

 

Housing and support

Employment

A service system that sustains more adults with severe and persistent mental illness in the workforce and increases the workforce participation rate.

Help Enterprises:  www.helpenterprises.com.au 

Help Enterprises Innovation Fund Project 2014 – 15 video (YouTube video)

 

Dual diagnosis

A service system which provides integrated support for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and who have a substance use issue.

Carers, family and informal supports

A service system that involves and support carers in the care of and builds greater access to informal support for, adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

  • Carers – FIRM Footings – How a family inclusive recovery model can support the wellbeing and social inclusion of people experiencing mental health difficulties, their families and close social networks. This project will trial a family-inclusive recovery model for adults experiencing severe mental health difficulties and their families/carers. Lead agency: Nexxt Health Pty Ltd
  • Carers – Food for Thought – Towards Change for Eating Disorders – This project will build the capacity of carers of adults with eating disorders to navigate the service system and improve outcomes for those they care for. Lead agency: Isis – The Eating Issues Centre and Eating Disorder Association

 

Stigma and discrimination

A community that understands and supports adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

Equity groups

A service system that is inclusive of and responsive to the needs of adults, from various equity groups, with severe and persistent mental illness.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD):

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI):

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander:

Social inclusion

A service system that connects people with severe & persistent mental illness to the community and supports people to lead a contributing life.

Influencing NDIS

A National Disability Insurance Scheme that expands the support available to people with severe and persistent mental illness and works to a recovery model.