August 30, 2022

This Forum will share insights and lessons about key cross sector partnerships between child and family services and adult mental health services. This is a crucial area of service provision with over one million children across Australia grow up in families where a parent experiences a mental illness. This group of children are two to three times more likely to experience poorer developmental, educational, emotional and mental health outcomes in childhood and adolescence. 

OPEN Forum – Parents Under Pressure (PuP) and Family Foundations – Lessons about two Evidence-Based Programs from Good Shepherd Australia and Merri Health

September 16, 2021

Evidence-based programs are shown through rigorous evaluation to demonstrate positive changes in knowledge, capabilities and/or behaviour for their intended client group. Their delivery is supported by manuals about processes, skills and client groups. During this Forum, Good Shepherd Australia and Merri Health shared their experiences of implementing, adapting, and learning from the processes of undertaking…

Embedding evidence into everyday practice – getting started on a tight budget – lessons from Family Care and the Lighthouse Foundation

August 12, 2021

OPEN Forum – Embedding evidence into everyday practice – getting started on a tight budget – lessons from Family Care and the Lighthouse Foundation Date: 12 August 2021 Format: Zoom The August OPEN was the third instalment of our ‘Embedding Evidence’ series which continued the discussions from our March and April forums about creating and…