Listen to real stories and informed thinking around mental health.

The Mental Health Podcasts series is a joint Communities of Practice initiative between nurse leaders from SA Health and academics from the University of South Australia’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research and Education Group. It is designed to share fresh thinking in contemporary mental health practice and will involve hearing the voices of consumers, carers, practitioners and policymakers revealing what they think, feel, say and do to achieve best practice in mental health care. 

What are 'Communities of Practice'?

Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis. Communities of Practice often involve people that don’t necessarily work together every day, but meet because they find value in their interactions. As they spend time together, they typically share information, insight, and advice. They help each other solve problems by discussing their situations, their aspirations, and their needs; they ponder common issues, explore ideas and act as sounding boards. They may create tools, standards, and other documents, or they may simply develop a tacit understanding that they share with each other.

The Mental Health Podcasts series was developed by a community of our members from the joint SA Health-UniSA 'Shared Learning in Clinical Practice' initiative. 

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