Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality model (CAMS-care) Workforce Capacity Building

Active
Duration:

1 January 2023 – 30 June 2024

Funding Amount:

$72,781

Locations

Whole region

Melbourne Macedon Ranges Yarra Moonee Valley Darebin Maribyrnong Hobsons Bay Wyndham Brimbank Moorabool Melton Hume Merri-bek

Overview

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) training provides clinicians with the opportunity to learn and implement an evidence-based therapeutic assessment and treatment model for people at risk of suicide.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) commissioned CAMS-care to deliver the CAMS training program, primarily to clinicians delivering CAREinMIND™ and Head to Health services. This will support a consistent therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment.

Outcomes

This activity aims to increase the capacity of clinicians to deliver evidence-based treatment for people at risk of suicide across the NWMPHN region.

Its key objectives are to:

  • Build the capacity of CAREinMIND, Head to Health, and other public and private providers (where applicable), to increase their awareness, identification and responsiveness to suicide risk.
  • Support the providers to implement the CAMS model, providing evidence-based therapeutic assessment and treatment.

Build the capacity and capability of the workforce to deliver the CAREinMIND Suicide Prevention Support Service, thereby increasing the availability of referral options for GPs and other clinicians.

Services involved