The Western Victorian Mental Health Learning & Development Cluster delivers a range of training and development initiatives for staff located in western metropolitan and regional mental health services of Victoria. Some Western Cluster events are also open to external partners.
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In 2004, the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria (DHHS) initiated the Workforce Development Project. It grouped Victorian mental health services into three clusters: The North East Cluster (NEVIL), the Southern Cluster (LAMPS), and the Western Cluster. Victoriaís Learning and Development Clusters provide a powerful vehicle for implementing mental health workforce development.
The Western Cluster Committees of Management are committed to genuine change and innovation in training delivery. Translation of skills, knowledge and attitudes that impact positively on direct care practice are at the core of the Western Cluster philosophy.
We aim to:
- Ensure that all Western Cluster activities are strategically guided by relevant policy and workforce considerations
- Establish a cohesive, coordinated, and practice based model for cluster activities
- Strengthen the capacity of the mental health workforce, by delivering robust, inclusive, and evidence based workforce development
- Strengthen State-wide partnership with other workforce development providers
For information about the Western Cluster, please email WesternCluster@mh.org.au.
The members of the Western Cluster are:
- South West Area Mental Health Service (Mercy Mental Health)
- NorthWestern Mental Health incorporating Mid West AMHS, Inner West AMHS, Northern AMHS,
North West AMHS, Aged Persons' MHP and ORYGEN Youth Health
- Barwon Health Mental Health Service
- Glenelg (South Western) Area Mental Health Service (Warrnambool)
- Ballarat (Grampians) Psychiatric Service
- Loddon Campaspe/Southern Mallee Mental Health Service (Bendigo and Swan Hill)
- Northern Mallee Mental Health Service (Mildura)
- Royal Children's Hospital Mental Health Service
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