Safer Care Victoria has established a new clinical network to focus on mental health. The Mental Health Clinical Network joins SCV’s ten established networks which provide quality and safety leadership, champion change and drive improvement across a range of health areas.
As a first step in setting up the new network, a strategic planning day was held in early July. Outcomes and learnings from the day will be shared in the next few weeks.
The network will soon be appointing its governance committee and clinical lead. An expression of interest for these positions will be advertised on the website and sent out shortly.
Around 100 people from a diverse cross section of clinical mental health services attended, including those with lived experience and interested organisations.
Attendees discussed the various quality and safety challenges across clinical mental health services in Victoria and helped inform the strategic priorities for the network for the next three years.
The event was supported by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Mental Health Branch, particularly the Victorian Office of the Chief Psychiatrist.
SCV will work with the clinical lead and governance committee, once appointed, to refine the network's work plan and align the strategic focus with mental health quality and safety directions of the department, health services and interested bodies.
Project Lead, Mental Health Clinical Network