Initiatives and Resources

Shared Learning in Clinical Practice

Shared Learning in Clinical Practice (SLICP) is a policy relevant and service delivery focussed collaboration to promote best practice in mental health and suicide prevention. The strategic purpose of the initiative is to demonstrate through research and practical example, how much consumers, clinicians, policy makers and academic faculty can achieve working together. Deep discussion, deep connectivity and diffusion of the insights are central to its philosophy. Multidisciplinary in composition, the aim of each publication, podcast, film, social media communication and symposium is to capture and spread new ideas and know-how in mental health practice and challenge traditional ways of thinking. Shared Learning in Clinical Practice updates are regularly posted on Twitter at @MHResearchUniSA.

Past Shared Learning In Clinical Practice Symposia

Shared Learning In Clinical Practice Newsletters

Shared Learning In Clinical Practice Media Releases


Professional Development Events

The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group hosts a variety of professional development opportunities in forms such as master classes, workshops and symposia. Recent events have included:

Methamphetamine Use: Presentations and Responses in Mental Health Settings – 9 December 2015

A joint collaboration between the SA Health Mental Health Directorate and UniSA’s Mental Health and Substance Use Research Group, this workshop was designed to provide an understanding of the presentation of methamphetamine use occurring within emergency departments and mental health settings. It explored the use and impacts of methamphetamine and outlined strategies and principles in responding to consumers with this presentation.  

Listen to audio recordings of presentations given on the day: 

  • Professor Anne Roche – Methamphetamine Use Presentations & Responses [mp4, 68.3MB] 
  • Ms Vita Berghout – Neuroanatomy and Psychopharmacology of Drugs and Alcohol: Effects, Tolerance and Withdrawal – Methamphetamine Edition [mp4, 75.4MB] 
  • Professor Nicholas Procter – Review and Reflection of Morning Program [mp4, 34MB] 
  • Dr Will Liaw – Management of Acute Intoxication for Emergency Department [mp4, 37.6MB] 
  • Mr Chris Holmwood – Withdrawal management of ATS in inpatient units [mp4, 37.2MB] 
  • Service Providers’ Panel – Guide to Drug and Alcohol Services, Community Approaches and Supports, Treatment Options [mp3, 8.37MB] 

Lived Experience, Evidence and Best Practice in Mental Health – 9 October 2015

This symposium showcased the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s research and scholarship in mental health. A variety of speakers from within academia and health sector described their work and the context in which it happens. Topics covered included the Shared Learning in Clinical Practice model, consumer engagement in the emergency mental health context, CALD consumer engagement, suicide and older people’s mental health, and consumer lived experience in mental health.

Listen to audio recordings of presentations given on the day: 

  • Professor Carol Grech – Welcome and Opening Remarks [mp3, 1.99MB] 
  • Professor Nicholas Procter – Shared Learning in Clinical Practice: Deep scholarship, deep connectivity and diffusion of the insights [mp4, 71.4MB] 
  • Dr Mark Loughhead – Person centred care in health and mental health: making the connections [mp4, 83.4MB] 
  • Dr Monika Ferguson – Suicide prevention education for health and human service professionals in rural South Australia [mp4, 51.1MB] 
  • Dr Amy Baker – Engaging CALD consumers to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety [mp4, 71.7MB] 
  • Ms Kate Deuter – Attempted suicide and older people: Within and between the meaning of protection [mp4, 89.6MB]

Mental Health Podcasts

The Mental Health Podcasts series is designed to share fresh thinking in contemporary mental health practice. The series involves consumers, carers, practitioners and policy makers revealing what they think, feel, say and do to achieve best practice. New podcasts are available approximately every two months.

Find out more about the Mental Health Podcasts Series


 Text Resources

Evaluation Toolkit for South Australian Suicide Prevention Networks

Published in November 2017, this resource was developed as a collaboration between the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group and the Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network. It is designed to be used by any South Australian Suicide Prevention Networks who are interested in evaluating the impact of their activities.

 > Download the Evaluation Toolkit for South Australia Suicide Prevention Networks [pdf, 945kb]

Medication Safety in Mental Health

Professor Nicholas Procter contributed to this report commissioned by the Australian Commission on Quality in Safety in Health Care, published in June 2017.

> Read the ACQSHC Medication Safety in Mental Health report

Trauma Informed Approaches in Forensic Mental Health

Published in March 2017, this resource for mental health professionals is the result of a mentorship program undertaken by Professor Nicholas Procter with nurses and occupational therapists working in forensic mental health in South Australia in 2016.

 > Download the Trauma Informed Approaches in Forensic Mental Health Resource [pdf, 1.09MB]

Mental Health: A Person-Centred Approach

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Nicholas Procter, Helen Hamer, Denise McGarry, Rhonda Wilson and Terry Froggatt (eds)
Cambridge University Press, 2014 and 2017 (2ed)

Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach (Cambridge University Press) is the first mental health nursing title in Cambridge’s 500-year history. It aligns leading mental health research with the human connections that can and should be made in mental health care. It seeks to deepen readers' understanding of themselves, the work they do, and how this intersects with the lives and crises of people with mental illness. This book adopts a storytelling approach, which encourages engagement with the lives and needs of consumers and carers in mental health. A second edition was published in 2017.

> Download information about Mental Health: A Person-Centred Approach [pdf, 826kb]
Find out more about Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach on the Cambridge University Press website
Watch the video from the first edition launch of Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach (Adelaide 2014)

Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective

 Cambridge University Press, 2016

This textbook features contributions from Professor Nicholas Procter and Dr Monika Ferguson of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group. 

Find out more about Clinical Nursing Skills on the Cambridge University Press website


Video Resources

Enterprising Partnerships Talk: Mental Health
Published 6 June 2017

In this Enterprising Partnerships Talk Professor Nicholas Procter, Chair of Mental Health Nursing and leader of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group at the Sansom Institute of Health Research, discusses the importance of human connectedness and kindness in nursing, mental health and suicide prevention.

 >Watch the Enterprising Partnerships Talk video

Enterprising Research: When should a person be discharged in a community mental health setting?
Published 18 August 2016

Together with a multidisciplinary team from nursing, pharmacy, social work, linguistics and psychiatry, Professor Nicholas Procter, UniSA’s Chair of Mental Health Nursing, explores when a person should be discharged in a community mental health setting. 

> Watch the Enterprising Research video

Being Suicidal and in Mental Distress: What is it like and what helps? (Educational interview)
Published 16 October 2016

In this film, Julie, a senior mental health clinician, shares her experiences of living with psychotic illness, having treatment, and being in suicide-related distress. The film also features Julie’s experience of, and response to, command and derogatory hallucinations. It is designed to assist mental health practitioners, carers, consumers and policy makers working in mental health.

> Watch the Being Suicidal and in Mental Distress video

Teen Suicide Risk Assessment Interview
Published 26 November 2014

A learning resource arising from an ongoing collaboration between the University of South Australia’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group, SA Health, and MOSH Australia.

Watch the Teen Suicide Risk Assessment Interview

Adult Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Interview
Published 13 May 2012

A learning resource resulting from collaboration between UniSA’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group and SA Health’s Acute Matters as part of the Shared Learning in Clinical Practice initiative.

Watch the Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Interview


Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group in the Media

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses News Magazine – Suicide in older people: Trends, approaches and future challenges

Article: Summer 2017 News

> Read the article by Professor Nicholas Procter and Kate Deuter

ABC Radio Adelaide Mornings – Interview with Professor Nicholas Procter for Mental Health Week 2017
Interview: 9 October 2017

> Listen to the interview with Professor Nicholas Procter (7:30 onwards)

Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia – New $600,0000 Suicide Prevention Plan to empower local communities
Media Release: 13 September 2017

> Read the media release mentioning the State Government’s partnership with UniSA in the area of suicide prevention

SA Health – Artist in residence artworks unveiled
Media release: 16 August 2017

> Read about the Artist in Residence collaboration between UniSA and Country Health SA

SBS World News – Caught between cultures: Young refugees search for own identity
Article: 24 June 2017

> Read the article quoting Professor Nicholas Procter

News release – Leesa Vlahos – State Government to close Oakden Older Person’s Mental Health Service
Media release: 20 April 2017

> Read the media release mentioning Professor Nicholas Procter’s involvement in the Oakden Review

ACMHN News – Asylum Seeker Trauma and Suicidality: Understanding and Responding
Article: December 2016 – February 2017

> Read the article by Professor Nicholas Procter, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny and Professor Carol Grech (p12)

The Conversation – Hope, certainty and trust: issues abound in US refugee settlement deal
Article: 1 December 2016
> Read the article by Professor Nicholas Procter and Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Australian Policy Online – Trauma, depression, hopelessness – will going to the US heal refugee pain?
Article: 17 November 2016
> Read the article by Professor Nicholas Procter and Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

The Age – ‘Social time bomb’: UNHCR’s warning on the plight of 30,000 asylum seekers already living in Australia
Article: 23 November 2016
> Read the article quoting Professor Nicholas Procter

SA Health InCentral Newsletter – Hannah Excels in Clinical Practice and Trauma Informed Care: The way of the future
Newsletter articles: June 2016
> Read the newsletter featuring articles about School of Nursing and Midwifery activities in the area of mental health

The Saturday Paper – Manus, Nauru detention: this is not our Australia
News Article: 30 April 2016
> Read the article that references Nicholas Procter’s earlier research in the Medical Journal of Australia

Connection: the UniSA Nurse and Midwife
Newsletter: February 2016
> Read the issue published by the Mental Health and Substance Use Research Group

UniSA News – Learning the Mental Health Experience
Article: November 2015
> Read the article featuring Dr Mark Loughhead

Mental Health Magazine – Immigrant and Refugee Communities and System Reform
Article: 29 September 2015
> Read the article co-authored by Professor Nicholas Procter

Whyalla News – Education to reduce suicide
Article: 24 September 2015
> Read the news article featuring Dr Monika Ferguson and Dr Martin Jones

The Conversation – Manus Island hunger strikes are a call to Australia’s conscience
Article: 19 January 2015
> Read the article co-authored by Professor Nicholas Procter

The Conversation – ‘Fast track’ asylum processing risks fairness for efficiency
Article: 8 December 2014
Read the article co-authored by Professor Nicholas Procter

Radio Adelaide Housing Matters Program
Interview: 9 October 2014
Listen to the interview with Professor Nicholas Procter

ABC Radio Overnights Program – Young People and Mental Health
Interview: 9 October 2014 (posted 15 October)
Listen to the interview with Professor Nicholas Procter

ABC Lateline – Immigration Minister and Human Rights Commission President face off
Video and transcript: 22 August 2014
> Watch the video and read the transcript mentioning Professor Nicholas Procter’s testimony at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

Radio Adelaide Breakfast Program – Challenges facing the mental health system in South Australia
Interview: 15 August 2014
Listen to the interview with Professor Nicholas Procter

ABC Radio Overnights Program – Mental Health – What is ‘Normal’?
Interview: 12 March 2014 (posted 26 March)
Listen to the interview with Professor Nicholas Procter

ABC Radio Overnights Program – Mental Health Attitudes
Interview: 6 February 2014 (posted 20 February)
> Listen to the interview with Professor Nicholas Procter

The AustralianDisabled Iranian and Family Leave Detention
Article: 24 December 2013
> Read the article mentioning Nicholas Procter’s role in the release of a disabled asylum seeker from immigration detention into the community


Areas of study and research

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