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.

1st Webinar:
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 Servicesā€™ Quality and Safeguarding Manager John Carrigan to discuss some key issues facing the sector.

2nd Webinar:
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.


Rationale

The new NDIS Commission provider registration process is designed to establish quality expectations and test that NDIS providers have appropriate mechanisms to operate within the intent of the NDIS.

The need has been identified for assistance with the transition of NDIS registered providers to meet new requirements set out in the NDIS Act 2013 and the NDIS (Provider Registration and Practice Standard) Rules 2018. The transition for psychosocial support service providers will require education, engagement, and communication methods that are informed by lived experience of psychosocial disability and recovery that are tailored to the delivery of psychosocial support services.

Scope

The project will include:

      • Establishment of an Advisory Group.
      • Establishment of an external evaluation process.
      • Design, development and delivery of the specified live and recorded webinars, resources, webinar transcripts and reports.
      • Design, development and delivery of the specified face-to-face forum together with the forum documents, learnings, reports and website materials.
      • MHCC webpage development to host the above products.
      • Project evaluation and report.

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