National practice standards for the mental health workforce 2013

Acknowledgements

Page last updated: November 2013

We would like to thank the following people for their assistance with this project:

  • Mr Etienne Scheepers
    Chair, Project Steering Committee
    Executive Director, Workforce Innovation and Reform, Health Workforce Australia

  • Mr Marc Reynolds
    Chair, Expert Reference Group
    Manager Clinical Services Development, Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Office, New South Wales Ministry of Health

  • Dr Lisa Brophy
    Director, Research Mind Australia and Senior research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, representing Australian Association of Social Workers

  • Assoc. Prof. Kim Ryan
    CEO, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

  • Ms Carol Turnbull
    CEO, Adelaide Clinic, representing Australian Private Hospitals Association

  • Dr Peter Norrie
    Director of Clinical Services and Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services, Department of Health, Australian Capital Territory

  • Ms Kali Paxinos
    Carer representative

  • Ms Vrinda Edan
    Consumer expert, appointed by The National Register of Mental Health Consumers and Carers, MHCA

  • Dr Murray Patton
    President Elect, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

  • Ms Joy Pennock
    National Professional Representation, Occupational Therapy Australia

  • Dr Sabine Hammond
    Executive Manager, Science and Education, Australian Psychological Society

  • Mr Harry Lovelock
    Executive Manager, Strategic Policy and Liaison, Australian Psychological Society

  • Ms Paula Zylstra
    Director, Private Mental Health Services, Mental Health & Drug Treatment Division, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

  • Ms Robyn Milthorpe
    Director, Quality Improvement, System Improvement Branch, Mental Health & Drug Treatment Division, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

  • Mr Robin Flynn
    Project Manager, Workforce Innovation and Reform, Health Workforce Australia

  • Ms Ellen Cumberland
    Project Manager, Workforce Innovation and Reform, Health Workforce Australia

  • Ms Tina Smith
    Senior Policy Officer, Workforce Development, Mental Health Coordinating Council representing Community Mental Health Australia

  • Assoc. Prof. John Allan
    Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office, New South Wales Ministry of Health

  • Ms Tania Skippen
    Principal Program Advisor, Workforce Development, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office, New South Wales Ministry of Health

  • Ms Amy Shearden
    Senior Policy Officer, Mental Health Clinical Policy, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office, New South Wales Ministry of Health

  • Ms Frances Pagdin
    General Manager, Top End Mental Health Services Northern Territory Department of Health

  • Dr Leanne Geppert
    Acting Director, Mental Health Plan Implementation Unit Queensland Health

  • Dr William Kingswell
    Acting Executive Director, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Directorate, Queensland Health

  • Mr Mark Shaddock
    Industry Partner, Training Packages, Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council

  • Ms Dorothy Rao
    Manager, Training Packages, Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council

  • Ms Charmaine Redding
    Team Leader, Workforce Development Unit, Statewide and Mental Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania

  • Ms Catherine Schofield
    Director of Nursing, Mental Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania

  • Assoc. Prof. Tracy Beaton
    Senior Nurse Advisor, Mental Health Drugs and Regions, Department of Health Victoria

  • Ms Deborah Nelson
    Executive Director of Nursing, South Metropolitan Area Health Service, Mental Health Commission, Western Australia

  • Ms Penny Tolhurst
    Secretariat Manager, Mental Health Workforce Advisory Committee Secretariat

  • Ms Simone Trembath
    Senior Project Officer, Mental Health Workforce Advisory Committee Secretariat
We would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office, New South Wales Ministry of Health in developing these revised standards.

Thanks are also extended to the many individuals and groups who provided comments and feedback on earlier drafts of this document.