Network Coordinator

Meeting Inspiration

Are you a Network Coordinator looking for inspiration for your next meeting? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for network meeting ideas!

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Meeting format

Make it collaborative! MHPN’s primary aim is to improve interdisciplinary collaboration in mental health care, so think about what meeting format might best encourage your members to chat and network amongst themselves.

Format types

There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to selecting the type of meeting you’d like to run, and not every meeting needs a guest speaker.

  • Dedicated networking session – Use a structured activity (e.g. speed networking, an icebreaker game) to get members talking.
  • Discussion of a case study – Discuss an MHPN webinar case study as a group and refer to the webinar recording for supplementary content.
  • Member presentations – Invite a roster of network members to give short presentations on their areas of expertise.
  • Service presentation – Invite a local organisation to present on their service offerings.
  • Guest speaker presentation – Invite an accomplished practitioner, researcher or lived experience advocate to present on their field of expertise.

Not sure which format is right for your network? Your Project Officer can help you decide or provide other options.

See what other networks are meeting about

Browse MHPN’s upcoming meeting list to see what other Coordinators are organising for their networks. If you see a meeting you’d be interested in running for your network, speak to your MHPN Project Officer about making it happen!

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A collage of 9 photos showing practitioners at different MHPN network meetings, sent to MHPN by Coordinators.

MHPN content

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Let MHPN’s extensive online professional development resources inspire your next meeting. Filter for topics that are relevant to your network to see what MHPN resources can support your next meeting!

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