Health Justice Partnerships

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Health Justice Partnerships: How seeing a lawyer can be good for mental health

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This Mental Health Month, join a panel of experts to talk about Health Justice Partnerships, a unique and innovative solution to supporting people with co-occurring mental health and legal needs.

You are invited to a webinar introducing the concept of Health Justice Partnerships.

Produced through a collaboration between Mental Health Victoria, Health Justice Australia, First Step and the Mental Health Legal Centre, this webinar will demonstrate how mental health and health service providers can integrate legal partnerships to better support people with mental health issues.

The expert panel will answer your questions and provide insights into:

• the impact of common legal matters experienced by people with mental health issues

• the benefits of partnerships approaches for consumers, frontline staff, service providers and systems

• how these collaborative, multidisciplinary models of care can work in practice to suit the needs of different population groups

• how organisations can better position themselves to address the legal needs of service users ahead of significant mental health reform.

Facilitated by Ingrid Ozols, lived experience advocate and Managing Director of mh@work, the expert panel will be made up of:

• Tessa Boyd-Caine (Chief Executive Officer, Health Justice Australia)

• Joe Fishburn (Mental Health Nurse, First Step)

• Darren Grant (consumer, Mental Health Legal Centre)

• Charlotte Jones (General Manager, Mental Health Legal Centre)

• Mary-Anne Rushford (Homeless Persons Program Manager, Bolton Clarke)

• Tania Wolff (Manager Legal Services, First Step)

This webinar is designed for people who want to broaden their understanding of Health Justice Partnerships, and is therefore suitable for mental health consumers and carers, service providers and practitioners, academics, policy specialists and other interested parties.

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