Systems thinking approach to Mental Health planning

Presented by ANU College of Health & Medicine

The first two seminars in this inaugural CMHR Seminar Series are designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills in a systems thinking approach to mental health planning.

In the first seminar participants will learn how to use the Description, Evaluation and Classification of services for Long Term Care (DESDE-LTC) instrument in the assessment of mental health services. Participants will be provided with examples of the DESDE-LTC application internationally and nationally. The standard assessment of services facilitates territorial comparisons, which is crucial for evidence-informed health planning and resource allocation.

In the second seminar a series of lectures introduces participants to the application of classification systems in the Commonwealth Government and State/Territory Governments. Examples from State Government representatives will outline how policies are translated into mental health planning. This seminar explores a systems approach to mental health planning and provides a platform for moving forward.