The ACE IT Toolkit is now available from the Flourish Website. Its development was supported by PIR funding.
ACE IT is a result of extensive consultation and collaboration with Tasmanian consumer consultants, peer workers and service providers across Tasmania, as well as review of contemporary literature. An appreciative enquiry framework was used to explore successful practice.
ACE IT goes beyond auditing the minimum requirements required to comply with Standard 3 of the National Mental Health Standards for Organisations. It expresses what Tasmanian consumer consultants and peer workers have said is important to effectively partner with them to plan, design, deliver and evaluate services- best practice as defined by them. It can be used to assist an organisation and its consumers to start designing and delivering services together or to help them evaluate existing co-design and co-delivery practices and identify areas for improvement.
Flourish consultants can be contracted for a reasonable and negotiable fee to facilitate this process, including surveying engaged consumers and staff, and providing collated data and a report. Flourish consultants have both extensive experience providing consultancy services for Mental Health organisations and first- hand experience of the mental health system, so they are ideal for this role.
For further information or to engage a consultant, contact Hermione at Flourish. E: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: (03) 6223 1952.