as part of mental health treatment
10am – 4.30pm Thursday 20th October 2011
Level 3 147 Tory Street Wellington
10am Coffee/Tea on arrival. Welcome, Housekeeping etc
10.15am An overview of supported employment in New Zealand’s mental health
environment from two leading supported employment advocates and opinion
Rob Warriner CEO of Walsh Trust www.walsh.org.nz and Warren Elwin CEO of Workwise
Employment Agency www.workwise.org.nz
10.45am The critical role of clinical leadership: Helen Lockett will share her experience and
the research from the UK Centre for Mental Health, Centres of Excellence, national
implementation programme and offer her observations on how some recent
developments in New Zealand can support clinical leadership.
11.45am Feedback from the recent world psychiatry conference: For the first time the 2011
World Psychiatry Congress will have a keynote presentation on evidence-based
supported employment from psychiatrist Professor Bob Drake, Dartmouth College,
USA. Other workshops and discussion forums from leading international experts in
the field of supported employment and recovery will be reported.
http://www.wpa-argentina2011.com.ar/home.htm 18-22 September 2011
1pm The changing New Zealand environment: The effects of the economic recession,
an aging workforce and the pervasive influence of mental health and addiction
problems on society as a whole will be discussed. The possible impacts on the
future clinical mental health workforce to address these issues will be discussed:
Brenda Wraight Director Health Workforce New Zealand National Health Board
2pm Video presentation from the first regional trainer in the UK. Centre for Mental
Health in the UK is piloting the role of the regional trainer to improve the
effectiveness and efficiency of evidence-based supported employment services.
This role is modelled from the highly successful State Trainer role in the Johnson
and Johnson implementation programme run by Dartmouth Medical School, US.
Rebecca Priest trained as an OT and has been a key part of establishing a
successful EBSE programme within her clinical team. Last November she was
appointed as the first evidence-based supported employment regional trainer in
Rebecca Priest trained as an OT and has been a key part of establishing a successful
EBSE programme within her clinical team. Rebecca’s role is focused on improving
outcomes through fidelity reviews, leadership and systems change. She is currently
working with mental health providers from an NHS Trust and the non-government
sector. Rebecca will discuss the aims of the pilot, the successes and challenges from her
perspective and outcomes to date with a particular emphasis on the role of fidelity
reviews to service improvement.
3pm New Zealand clinicians who are supporting employment
Members of Capital & Coast DHB clinical teams will talk about their approach,
experiences and what they are learning about supporting service users into employment.
4pm Summary/thoughts to take away that have emerged from the day.