East Gippsland Parent and Infant Support Programme

A story of innovation and adaptation

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This presentation will describe the way in which Save the Children Australia: Good Beginnings - East Gippsland staff has adapted an evidence informed programme to suit their rural environment. The Parents and Infants Relationships (PAIRS) Programme is an attachment theory informed intervention designed and developed for parents who are experiencing difficulties which impact upon the parent-infant relationship following the birth of a baby. Developed in Melbourne in 1996, the PAIRS Programme is delivered in a number of metropolitan centres across Australia. Save the Children Australia: Good Beginnings East Gippsland was the first service to implement the PAIRS Programme in a rural setting. A range of local challenges, common to rural areas, prevented the organisation from maintaining complete fidelity to the PAIRS Programme model. However, the implementation team adapted their approach to suit their local environment. The resulting innovation led to the implementation and delivery of a sustainable informed programme to support parents and infants experiencing difficulties in the parent-infant relationship. The challenges of delivering mental health services in rural and remote Australia limit access to evidence informed mental health care; however, these drawbacks present opportunities for innovation. References 1. Moore, T., Sutton, K. & Maybery, D. (2010). Rural mental health workforce difficulties: a management perspective. Rural and Remote Health. 10: 1519. (Online) 2010. Available at: http://www.rrh.org.au . 2. Smith, J., Cumming, A., & Xeros-Constantinides, S. (2010) A Decade of Parent and Infant Relationship Support Group Therapy Programs. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. 60(1): pp 59 - 89 Three Key words: Service systems implementation; Innovation; Early Intervention. Learning Objectives: 1) The audience will take away a real world example that the challenges of delivering evidence informed services in a rural setting can be the springboard for innovation. 2) This topic provides an example of how the challenges of service delivery in a rural setting can lead to innovations in service delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2017
EventMental Health Services (MHS) Conference 2017: Embracing Change: Through Innovation and Lived Experience - Hilton, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 29 Aug 20171 Sep 2017
Conference number: 27th
https://www.themhs.org/past-conferences.php/29/embracing-change-through-innovation-and-lived-experience

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ConferenceMental Health Services (MHS) Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleTheMHS 2017
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period29/08/171/09/17
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Sutton, K., & Mitchell, E. K. L. (2017). East Gippsland Parent and Infant Support Programme: A story of innovation and adaptation. Abstract from Mental Health Services (MHS) Conference 2017, Sydney, Australia.
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Sutton, K & Mitchell, EKL 2017, 'East Gippsland Parent and Infant Support Programme: A story of innovation and adaptation' Mental Health Services (MHS) Conference 2017, Sydney, Australia, 29/08/17 - 1/09/17, .

East Gippsland Parent and Infant Support Programme : A story of innovation and adaptation. / Sutton, Keith; Mitchell, Eleanor Katherine Louise.

2017. Abstract from Mental Health Services (MHS) Conference 2017, Sydney, Australia.

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