Deinstitutionalisation - Where are we now?

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How effective has nation-wide deinstitutionalisation policy been in successfully supporting people with mental illness in the community?.. This event is a unique networking opportunity and information evening, part of for Mental Health Month 2017.

Deinstitutionalisation has transformed the landscape for consumers and carers and revolutionised mental health service delivery. But has nation-wide deinstitutionalisation policy improved the lives of people with mental illness and their carers?

Join the discussion lead by Rob Ramjan, CEO, One Door Mental Health, Brenda Happell, SYNERGY Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, and Barnie van Wyk, CEO, St. Vincent de Paul Society. Refreshments provided.

This is a free MHCC ACT sponsored event. It is an opportunity to network and to hear the perspectives of three individuals with vast experience in the community sector.

About deinstitutionalisation

Since the mid-20th century, there has been a gradual shift towards community-based care for the mentally ill as an alternative to institutionalisation and hospitalisation.

In the latter part of the 1990s, the recovery-oriented approach gained recognition as an effective way to assist individuals affected by mental illness. This approach is underpinned by the idea that recovery from mental illness is achievable; wherever possible, recovery should take place in the community rather than in a hospital setting.

The deinstitutionalisation approach has transformed the landscape for consumers and carers, and has revolutionised service delivery for community-managed organisations.

But have these reforms improved the lives of people with mental illness and thier carers?

18th October, 2017 5:30 PM   through   8:15 PM
ACT Legislative Assembly,
196 London Circuit
Canberra City, ACT 2601

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