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Acknowledgements - Health Professional Modules

Collaboration has been fundamental to the development of this site. 3DN gratefully acknowledges the contribution of:

  • Staff from the NSW Ministry of Health, including the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office
  • Current and former staff from Ageing, Disability and Home Care, NSW Department of Family and Community Services, including Annette Elias, Tanya Brunette, Tara Carthy, Alison Hart, Sue Day, Matt Frize, Monika Kaatze-McDonald, Lesley Whaston, Tracey Harkness, Carol Hannaford, Peter Goslett, Alison Chung, and David Coyne
  • Members and staff from The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Staff from the NSW Institute of Psychiatry
  • Mr Michael Bartels, Ms Fiona McKenzie, and the late Kim Walker, New South Wales Council for Intellectual Disability
  • Melanie Oxenham, Public Guardian, Department of Justice and Attorney General
  • Professor Rhoshel Lenroot, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia

Expert review of content was provided by:

  • Dr Sophie Kavanagh, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District , NSW Ministry of Health
  • Dr Nadir Hafiz, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District , NSW Ministry of Health
  • Dr Linda Mann, GP, Your Doctors
  • Dr Jane Tracy, Educational Director, Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria
  • Dr Jenny Torr, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist, Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria
  • Professor Gregory O'Brien, Senior Staff Specialist in Psychiatry, Mental Health Assessment and Outreach Team & Statewide Forensic Disability Service, Department of Communities, Queensland and Emeritus Professor, Northumbria University, UK
  • Kathryn McKenzie, Director, Systemic Reviews, NSW Ombudsman
  • Jim Simpson, Senior Disability Advocate, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability
  • Dr Adrian Keller, Clinical Director at NSW Justice Health
  • Professor Keith McVilly, Professor of Disability & Social Inclusion, The University of Melbourne, School of Social & Political Sciences
  • Michelle Henwood, Manager, Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service, Ageing, Disability and Home Care, NSW Department of Family and Community Services

What if I have questions?

Each page of the module has a space for you to leave a comment and start a discussion with other users. This is one way to seek answers to questions that arise from the material. Other things you could do include:

  • raising it in clinical supervision
  • contacting ADHC or other agency
  • speaking with your local psychiatrist
  • discussing it with a colleague to seek clarification

What if I have feedback?

We want your feedback, because we want to make the site as good as it can be at meeting your learning needs!

There will be an opportunity to give feedback at the end of each module, and we hope that you take a few moments to send it through. Otherwise you can always email us.