Webinar 10: Future directions for NDIS psychosocial disability quality and safeguarding

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

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About the Webinar

The tenth and final Embracing Change webinar explores significant NDIS psychosocial disability quality and safeguarding themes and future directions for the Sector informed by the Embracing Change Project Report to be launched at this Webinar.

The Embracing Change Project Report will draw on the National Forum survey responses and deal with key issues for NDIS psychosocial disability quality and safeguarding and Systemic issues impacting on quality and safeguarding.

This webinar consists of presentations and an Interactive Panel Discussion.

Hear from:

  • Dr Gerry Naughtin, Strategic Advisor, Mental Health and Psychosocial Disability, National Disability Insurance Agency. 
  • Dr Lynne Coulson Barr OAM, Branch Head- South East Australia, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission 
  • Bill Gye OAM, CEO, Community Mental Health Australia. 
  • Karen Stace, Senior Manager State & Territory Operations, National Disability Services.

Who should attend this webinar?

Anyone interested in NDIS psychosocial disability quality and safeguarding issues and future directions including but not limited to:

  • People with psychosocial disability and their supporters; 
  • NDIS psychosocial disability service providers; 
  • Community services and NDIS service providers currently not delivering services to people with psychosocial disability.

Presented by:

Dr Gerry Naughtin

Currently Strategic Advisor, Mental Health and Psychosocial Disability in the Policy, Advice and Research Division of the NDIA, Gerry has extensive experience in the community mental health sector.  Prior to taking up his position with the Agency, Gerry spent nine years as the Chief Executive of Mind Australia.  He was also a member of the Independent Advisory Council to the NDIA and, together with Janet Meagher, led the IAC’s work on mental health and the NDIS.  He has been a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Mental Health Service Planning Group and was a member of the VICSERV Board for five years.  

Gerry is Chair of the National Mental Health Sector Reference Group and a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.  Gerry has an extensive career in human services in the disability and aged care sectors and has a strong history of engagement on consumer and carer participation

Dr Lynne Coulson Barr OAM

Dr Lynne Coulson Barr OAM has enjoyed a long career in the disability and mental health sectors, with leadership roles in statutory complaint, oversight and regulatory bodies. Dr Coulson Barr was Victoria’s inaugural Mental Health Complaints Commissioner and played a key role in the establishment of the Victorian Disability Services Commissioner as the first Deputy Commissioner. She was President of the Victorian Intellectual Disability Review Panel, and a specialist NDIS member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Dr Coulson Barr’s career has been dedicated to safeguarding the rights of people with disability and mental health issues. In 2020, she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of her significant service to community mental health and her roles in disability, dispute resolution and tribunals. 

Bill Gye OAM

Bill Gye (OAM) M.Sci, schooled in early years through several lived experience challenges. Worked in frontline, middle management and CEO level across several CMOs for the past 40 years with a major focus on mental health services. Many random activities, such as being a trainer in Lateral Thinking, a Body/Emotional Release Therapist, Mindfulness Trainer, Poetry Slam participant… In 2019 became the CEO of Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).  

Karen Stace

Karen is the Senior Manager for State and Territory Operations with National Disability Services (NDS). Commencing in the NDIS trial site in NSW, Karen has been active in supporting the disability sector understand the implications of and adapt to the new and evolving operating environment bought about by the NDIS and the new quality and safeguarding framework.

Karen has a Master’s of Business Leadership and over 20 years in senior management roles in the community sector, and was the CEO of a disability service prior to joining NDS in 2013. In 2019 she completed a Diploma of Quality Auditing. 

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