Supporting Community Connection: CEEP Project
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has provided NSW Information, Linkages and Capacity-building (ILC) Jurisdictional Grant funding to co-design a Community Engagement Education Package (CEEP) during 2018/2020. You can read more about the project here
The Supporting Community Connection CEEP project is about exploring and community capacity building for strengthening social inclusion of people living with mental health conditions, and MHCC and the NDIA agreed that the learning resources will target the following groups:
- Community Workers (non-mental health, eg, homelessness, emergency services, etc)
- Volunteers working, or interested in working, with people with mental health conditions and/or their representative organisations (eg, SVDP Compeer, Volunteering NSW), and
- Peers; this means people with lived experience of mental health conditions and their families/friends whether paid or unpaid supporters.
The CEEP will assist Community Workers, volunteers and peers across NSW and Australia to better support people living with a mental health condition and/or at risk of developing psychosocial disability who are ineligible for, or do not want to have, a funded National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.
The CEEP learning resources have now been trialed in one metropolitan (Central South Eastern Sydney) and one rural (Western NSW) location. The trials have been evaluated by the University of Sydney.
MHCC has developed this trial and refinement of the findings and learning arising from the co-design process as well as the learning modules post trial. The learning resources will be freely available to all interested people. A final Project Report and Good Practice Guide will be developed to provide a framework for individuals, programs, organisations and communities about the different ways the CEEP Learning Resources can be used.
Co-design Working Groups
The co-design process focuses on the involvement of people who are ineligible, or do not want to have, a funded NDIS plan. MHCC will hold four Co-design Working Groups in each of the two trial sites.
- Reports from December 2018 co-design
2. Reports from May 2019 co-design
3. Reports from November 2019 co-design
4. March 2020
MHCC will host three free co-design webinars.
MHCC hosted a 29 May 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 AM AEST webinar in partnership with Being (the NSW consumer peak body) and Mental Health Carers NSW Inc (the NSW carer peak body). The focus was to tell people about the project (the draft CEEP learning framework arising from initial co-design was also be discussed and further co-design occurred). The webinar explored and consulted on the key project question:
How can Community Workers, volunteers and peers learn to better support people living with mental health conditions to have a good life outside of a funded NDIS package (i.e. to better access mainstream and community services)?
Trial Learning Resources
The draft CEEP learning framework arising from initial co-design consists of six learning modules (subject to change pending further co-design and trial evaluation):
The learning resources were trialed through face-to-face training in:
- Central South Eastern Sydney (Redfern): 10 September and 11 September 2019
- Western NSW (Dubbo) 21 October and 22 October 2019
People outside of the trial sites are encouraged to also use the learning material and provide feedback if they do.
1. What is Recovery?
2. Community Inclusion
3. Supports and Services
- Power Point Slides
- Facilitator Guide
- Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (WHO, 2019)
4. Embracing Change
5. Creating Healing Environments
- Power Point Slides
- Facilitator Guide
- MHCC’s Trauma-Informed Events Checklist and Policy and Protocol
A Project Report and Good Practice Guide will be developed following the trial and evaluation. It will outline a range of ways that individuals, teams, organisations and communities can use the final project learning resources.
Final CEEP Learning Resources – coming in early 2020.
Project Report and Good Practice Guide – coming in early 2020.
You can provide feedback about how Community Workers, volunteers and peers can learn to better support people living with mental health conditions to have a better life outside of a funded NDIS package (i.e. to better access mainstream and community services) contact Rebecca on 02 9555 8388 Ext 133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For project enquiries, contact Rebecca on 02 9555 8388 Ext 133 or email@example.com