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AMHOCN Webinar - Living in the Community Questionnaire: Learnings from routine use of a social inclusion outcome measure in community mental health
The Living in the Community Questionnaire (LCQ) is a brief measure of social inclusion that was developed by the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network. Neami National has been routinely using the LCQ in a housing and support program (HASI CLS) for people with mental health issues in NSW for two years. In this webinar we will share what we are learning about implementation, about consumer experience of the measure, about what we are seeing in the data and how we are using it. This webinar aims to provoke reflection about the strengths and limitations of standardised measures of social outcome and factors to be considered in the interpretation of LCQ data.

Presenters
Dr Priscilla Ennals is the Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation at Neami National. Trained as an occupational therapist, Priscilla has worked in mental health, including clinical mental health services, academia and in the community managed sector. She has a strong interest in participatory research, with a focus on people who are impacted by services and policies in the way their outcomes and impact are measured.

Ana Lopez is a Senior Service Manager at Neami National. She graduated as a Psychologist with experience in mental health, clinical psychology, and assessing and supporting organisational climate and culture for diverse private organisations. For the last 14 years, Ana has worked in a Community Managed Organisation delivering HASI services. Ana has been a strong advocate with staff promoting the importance of completing assessment tools and finding the meaning and purpose behind them.

Anna Mallyon is the Research and Evaluation Project Co-ordinator at Neami National. Trained in Behavioural Science, Anna has 16 years’ experience working in social and psychological research, including public health services, academia and in the community managed sector. She has a strong interest in social justice based, rigorous research and service evaluation methods.

Feb 25, 2021 02:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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