Our Ways of Working
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health is committed to the work that we do, but also pride ourselves on the way that we do it. Our organisation is dedicated to health equity and to working in a way that values and respects the full diversity of the Australian population.
We have a diverse and passionate team who are dedicated to the prevention of mental ill-health, the prevention of suicide, and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. Our team brings a rich personal and professional commitment to our work, and a diversity of skills and perspectives. We are passionate about the work we do and value working together, and with others, for the best outcomes.
Our Ways of Working
- We build the capability of others, so our work can have a positive impact on more people, now and in the future
- We use evidence to guide our work and the work of others
- We work in partnership to deliver the best outcomes
- We value the knowledge and contribution of those with lived experience of mental illness and suicide
- We work across the lifespan
- We are innovative and flexible
- We are committed to Excellence – doing the right things, consistently and with respect
- We are dedicated to health equity and to working in a way that values and respects the full diversity of the Australian population.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the land we live and work on. Our organisation aligns itself with the goals of the National Closing the Gap Strategy.
Our Skills and Capabilities
- Translation of evidence into scalable prevention programs and practical resources that are fit-for-purpose
- Delivering effective and tailored responses to prevention of mental ill-health and prevention of suicide at a regional and national level
- Workforce development – including development and delivery of tailored training and training packages
- Policy development and review
- Research and evaluation
- Working with a range of health and non-health sectors, communities and partners
- Strategic communication and stakeholder management.
We have an ongoing commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex, with inclusive planning and practice being an important principle across our work.
Our Strategic Plan
Hunter Institute of Mental Health Strategic Plan 2016-2020