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Leadership is emerging as one of the most important capabilities for a recovery-oriented mental health service delivery. Leadership Practice in Mental Health examines contemporary approaches to leadership and how these relate to the challenges presented by the complex environment of mental health care. Leadership practice is explored from the perspectives of mental health policy and practice, inter-agency collaboration, peer support, consumer advocacy, and workplace culture. Contemporary theories and behavioural models of leadership are explored, drawing on research findings in neuroscience, emotional intelligence competencies, and leadership capability frameworks.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: