SAIF20
Mental Health Safety and Improvement Forum

The National Mental Health Safety and Improvement Forum (SAIF 20) Organising Committee has made the decision to postpone SAIF 20 scheduled for 13-15 May 2020 at UTS Aerial Function Centre, Sydney in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

While this decision is incredibly disappointing for all of us, the health and safety of all attendees is our number one priority.

We advise that you cancel any travel and accommodation plans booked for this event.

NSW Health will continue to work with the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee to coordinate a national mental health forum at a more suitable time.

We appreciate many people have already invested time, energy and money to contribute to the forum. Thank you for your commitment to safety and quality in mental health care.

All registrations will be eligible for a full refund.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please visit the NSW Health website.

Partnerships and Perspectives to drive innovation in mental health safety and quality

SAIF20 is a national mental health forum to drive quality and safety in mental health care. SAIF20 will provide the opportunity for delegates to hear about international perspectives and solutions and exchange ideas and experiences for collaboration in innovative safe mental health care. The Forum will foster communication and networking among consumers, carers, researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of mental health settings with a common interest in providing quality and safety in mental health care and related techniques.

The Forum will be structured around five key streams:

  • Towards Eliminating Restrictive Practice
  • ‘Equally Well’ initiatives and the importance of good physical health care for people with mental illness
  • Suicide prevention
  • The collaborative approach to patient safety through a Consumer Safety and Learning Alliance and improvement methodology
  • Medication safety

Workshops

The Forum will include three workshops for attendees to choose one to attend on the opening day.

  • An Introduction to Redesign
  • Improving Quality: Safety and Improvement Essentials
  • Influencing and Getting Results – tools and strategies to influence mindsets, capabilities and outcomes

To view more information on the Workshops click here.

Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers will be announced as planning proceeds.

  • Professor Jason Leitch
    Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy
    Scottish Government
  • Ms Christine Morgan
    CEO, National Mental Health Commission
  • Mr Michael Raftery 
  • Dr Martin Cohen
  • Professor Libby Roughead
  • Ms Anna Love
  • Ms Karen Wells

For more information click here. 

Who Should Attend

  • Health professionals
  • Consumers
  • Carers
  • Researchers
  • Government representatives
  • Policy makers
  • Educators
  • Service providers in all sectors

Contact Us

For all enquiries please contact the team at Conference Design:

mail@conferencedesign.com.au
+61 3 6231 2999

Venue

Aerial UTS Function Centre
Level 7, Building 10
235 Jones St
Ultimo NSW 2007

See the SAIF20 google map.

Organising Committee

Convenors

  • Dr Murray Wright
    SQPSC
  • Ms Carrie Marr
    Clinical Excellence Commission NSW

Committee Members

  • Ms Catherine Brown
    National Mental Health Commission
  • Ms Hooma Mishra
    Mental Health Commission NSW
  • Dr Aaron Groves
    SQPSC; Chief Psychiatrist, Tasmania
  • Professor Mal Hopwood
    Equally Well Committee
  • Ms Deborah Howe
    Agency for Clinical Innovation
  • Ms Lorraine Powell
    NMHCCF Consumer Representative
  • Ms Hayley Solich
    NMHCCF Carer Representative
  • Ms Chriss Gee
    Australian Private Hospitals Association
  • Ms Shantel Balado
    NSW Ministry of Health
  • Mr Glen Charlesworth
    NSW Ministry of Health
  • Ms Tricia O’Riordan
    NSW Ministry of Health
  • Ms Rachel Gleeson
    NSW Ministry of Health

Towards Eliminating Restrictive Practices (TERP) Forums

SAIF 20 expands on the series of Towards Eliminating Restrictive Practices (TERP) Forums. The Forums provide an opportunity for clinicians, policy makers, researchers and people with lived experience of mental illness from across Australia to share innovative ideas and be informed about evidence based policy and service delivery directions. National forums have been held every one to two years around Australia to contribute to this aim, providing an opportunity to share information about and learn from local and national initiatives that aim to eliminate restrictive practices.

Since publication of the ‘National safety priorities in mental health: a national plan for reducing harm’ in 2005, there has been a sustained emphasis on identifying, avoiding and reducing harm across all environments in which care for people with mental illness is provided. Australia made a commitment to reduce the use of and eliminate restrictive practices as a priority for action.

The forum is hosted by a nominated jurisdiction in conjunction with the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee (a subcommittee of the Mental Health Principal Committee). The host jurisdiction is funded through the Mental Health Principal Committee and supported by the National Mental Health Commission to deliver the forum.

The previous TERP Forum was convened by Dr Aaron Groves, Chief Psychiatrist of Tasmania, in Hobart in November 2018 for two days of discussion about how we can meet the challenge of eliminating restrictive practices in mental health care. The theme for the 2018 Forum was How far can we go? and included keynote speakers and concurrent presentations. Slides and videos from Hobart can be found at www.terpforum.com.

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SAIF20

SAIF20 is a national mental health forum to drive quality and safety in mental health care. SAIF20 will provide the opportunity for delegates to hear about international perspectives and solutions and exchange ideas and experiences for collaboration in innovative safe mental health care. The Forum will foster communication and networking among consumers, carers, researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of mental health settings with a common interest in providing quality and safety in mental health care and related techniques.

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