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Friday 24th Jan 2020


Recovery Oriented Mentoring Program

( & Resilience-Oriented Mentoring Program (2014) )

The concept of ‘Recovery’ has entered into the policy arena of Australia’s mental health systems, yet there remains a level of uncertainty about what this means and how these principles can be incorporated into all aspects of practice. Many services and programs are using the term ‘Recovery’, yet there are many differences in how this framework is implemented in practice.

Training on its own, has a limited ability to support workers to implement recovery-based practice within their workplace.  Adopting a ‘Recovery’ orientation requires both a comprehensive understanding of ‘Recovery’ and the ability to incorporate it into all aspects of practice and service delivery.


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The ROMP®  approach is designed to provide a rich learning experience in delivering services that support personal recovery. 


It provides regular mentoring, support, and assistance to participants as they initiate learning projects in their organisation. 

Participants also have the opportunity to share their learning at scheduled forums throughout the project.


ROMP® is a 12 month action learning program for mental health leaders, that aims to provide a platform that can :

  • Identify and support a leadership group that can further embed recovery oriented practice within the mental health sector.
  • Identify processes and practices that support service transformation around a recovery orientation
  • Provide an opportunity for greater inter-sectorial linkages and partnerships.
  • Support the capacity, skill, & knowledge base of leaders to undertake recovery oriented service transformation in their own service & geographical area.


What is involved with ROMP® ?

ROMP® takes an action learning approach which asks participants to be involved in ongoing self-directed projects around Recovery-oriented practice within their organisation.


ROMP® is delivered within specific geographic targets or communities of interest. This is purposefully designed so that agencies can work together and support each other in implementing Recovery-based practice initiatives.

Participants will be able to access:

  • a minimum of six non-sequential days of training
  • mentoring whilst undertaking self directed projects
  • recovery oriented resource materials
  • other participants to collaborate, share and enhance learning
  • learning circles with other peer participants


What is Action Learning ?

'Action Learning is based on the relationship between reflection and action. Where the focus is on the issues and problems that individuals bring and planning future action with the structured attention and support of the group. Put simply, it is about solving problems and getting things done' (Fry et al)


Why utilise Action Learning for ROMP® ?

Action learning matches the philosophy of this project, to:-

  • Give participants the opportunity to learn from each other and engage in shared learning;
  • Work collaboratively with others from different work sites
  • Enhance the opportunities given to learn more about other services and organisations and their practices;
  • Support innovation;
  • Allow time for reflection on current practice but encourage action;
  • Allows participants to highlight problems / areas where they have special interest, strength or weakness;
  • Give enough time to build up strong relationships and networks outside formal teaching program;
  • Encourage meetings of participants outside of modules
  • Enable participants to deal with management / leadership issues which are not easily resolved through lectures / seminars


Who is ROMP® intended for ?

  • Mental Health Leadership

                :-   Managers, Consultants, Team Leaders, Co-ordinators, Senior Practitioners (in supervisory roles)

  • Leaders from:

                :-   Community Mental Health organisations,

that can influence and shape service transformation and practice as part of their role


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