Projects

Embracing Change: Applying the Practice Standards in Psychosocial Disability Services

MHCC has received grant funding from the Australian Government to deliver ten webinars and one national forum during 2019/2021 for organisations that provide services/supports to people living with, or at risk to develop, psychosocial disability and their supporters.

The project aims to create greater national awareness of the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators as they apply in the provision of psychosocial support services. It also aims to support existing and prospective NDIS providers to achieve increasing alignment with the Practice Standards and service delivery practices.


free Webinar series

MHCC will host ten webinars over the next two years as part of the Embracing Change project.

Webinar 1:
Pain Points and Priorities for Providers in Applying the Practice Standards in Psychosocial Disability Services

MHCC hosted the first webinar on the 24 October 2019. The focus of the first webinar was to explore and prioritise the topics to be covered in the upcoming webinars. MHCC Project Manager Karen Hersey sat down with National Disability Services’ Quality and Safeguarding Manager John Carrigan to discuss some key issues facing the sector.

Webinar 2:
Demonstrating Compliance with NDIS Practice Standards: Core Module Rights and Responsibilities

MHCC hosted the second webinar in the series on the 28 November 2019. The focus of the webinar was to look in more detail at what is required to demonstrate alignment with the first part of the Core Module: Rights and Responsibilities. MHCC Project Manager Karen Hersey sat down with Juliet Middleton from Aftercare to discuss what psychosocial services can expect when aligning work practice with the Core Module: Rights and Responsibilities.

Webinar 3:
Embracing Change Core Module 2: Governance, Operations, Risk, Quality and Information Management

MHCC hosted the third webinar in the series on the 5 March 2020. This webinar explored the first four outcomes in the second part of the Core Module, Governance and Operational Management. This webinar features guest speakers Sherie Avalos, Acting Director of Provider Registration at the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Fiona Loughlan, General Manager of IHCA.

4th Webinar: Embracing Change Core Module 2: Complaints, Incidents, Human Resources and Continuity of Supports

MHCC ran the fourth webinar in the series on the 28 May 2020.  This webinar explored the second four Practice Standards in the second part of the Core Module, Governance and Operational Management. This webinar featured Graham Humphreys, Director of Complaints for NSW/ACT, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Christine Regan, State Director, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Kate Wilson, Quality and Safety Manager, One Door Mental Health.

Don’t miss MHCC’s next free NDIS Quality & Safeguards Webinar for providers

Hear about the responsibilities of NDIS providers when providing support to participants including service agreements, transitions to or from providers, safe environments and the management of medication.

July 2, 11am -12pm AEST - REGISTER NOW

This webinar features:
Debbie Hamilton, Mental Health Advocate
Penny Halpin, Program Leader, HDAA Australia (approved Quality Auditor)
Peter Orr, Chief Customer Services Officer, New Horizons


For project enquiries and feedback, contact Vanessa on 02 9555 8388 Ext 112 or vanessa@mhcc.org.au