Mental health training that makes the latest evidence work for you.

We offer evidence based practice models and training to support recovery-oriented practice within the mental health and related sectors.

Training packages

Foundations of Recovery Oriented Practice

A systemic exploration of salutogenesis (what is the origin of wellbeing or health) as opposed to pathogenesis (what is the origin of the disease or illness), within the National Standards for Mental Health Services and Practitioners utilising a Collaborative Therapy framework.

Foundations of Recovery Orientated Practice Training overview (PDF)

Collaborative Recovery Model Training

The Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) was developed over a number of years at the University of Wollongong and incorporates evidence of practices that have previously assisted people living with enduring mental illness. Influences include Positive Psychology, Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles, Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change model, resilience theory and Self – Determination Theory.

The Collaborative Recovery Model is consistent with the values of the Recovery Movement and meets the criteria for Recovery Oriented Practice outlined in various Australian government frameworks for Recovery Oriented Practice.

Collaborative Recovery Model Training overview (PDF)

Optimal Health Program Training

The Optimal Health Program is a collaborative salutogenic approach to managing symptoms to produce designated levels of wellbeing determined by the participant.

It draws upon many evidence based practices that sit within collaborative therapy, positive psychology and wellbeing. It also draws upon outcome informed evidence where the participant takes ownership for their own wellbeing processes, planning and interventions.

The program is therefore a framework of engagement with the content being determined by participants. This approach requires the practitioner to create a reciprocal learning environment where relational expertise for both the practitioner and participant are honoured.

Optimal Health Program Training overview (PDF)

Mental Health Literacy

People's symptom-management activities will be influenced by their mental health literacy. If successful, these symptom-management activities may lead to a reduction in disabling symptoms and also a change in mental health literacy.

In this framework, the person affected by the symptoms (client, patient or consumer) is seen as the primary agent in symptom management, with professional help being one of a range of strategies they might try.

Mental Health Literacy Training overview (PDF)

Contact us

Contact us to know more about our training packages or to discuss tailoring training to suit your needs.

General Enquiries

03 8691 5300

4-8 Water Road, Preston, Victoria, 3072

Projects and Logistics

Hannah McNamara

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The Centre for Recovery Oriented Practice is a Neami National service.

Neami has been a leader in evidence-based practice for many years, drawing on our partnerships with universities, research bodies and people with a lived experience.

All CROP services are affordable and offered to organisations as part of Neami’s contribution to improving mental health and wellbeing across Australia.