Building collaborative cultures of care

within NSW mental health services

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Workforce development

Organisations embed aspects of collaborative cultures in staff orientation, professional development, position descriptions and responsibilities.

In practice

  • Promoting partnership as everyone’s business, from senior leadership team to frontline staff.
  • Assisting staff to develop collaborative relationships with people with lived experience of mental health issues to deliver appropriate, specific and personalised interventions.
  • Building multidisciplinary teams’ capability to understand clinical needs and strengths, the risks or triggers for harm or deterioration.
  • Supporting cultural transformation in the workplace, where staff believe in co-designing and delivering solutions.