This presentation explored a co-design process that was implemented in clinical services in metropolitan Australia from 2019-2022.
The challenge of successfully implementing integrated care in mental health (MH) and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services is well established. Whilst the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical practice continues to unfold, the concerning effects of increased isolation on people and services is clear. Now more than ever, a pragmatic approach to service collaboration is critical.
This presentation described a tailored co-design study that brought together mental health (MH) and alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers at multiple organisational levels. The process of co-design, and the value of supporting the workforce to drive the service development, was discussed.