Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network

Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network

The Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN) was established by the Australian Government in December 2003 to provide leadership to the mental health sector to support the sustainable implementation of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) as part of routine clinical practice. AMHOCN manages the NOCC on behalf of the Australian Government.

AMHOCN aims to support states and territories and to work collaboratively with the mental health sector to achieve the vision of the introduction of outcomes and casemix measures. AMHOCN consists of three components: a data bureau responsible for receiving and processing information; an analysis and reporting component providing analysis and reports of submitted data; and a training and service development component supporting training in the measures and their use for clinical practice, service management and development purposes.

Currently, the Australian Government has contracted the following organisations to undertake these roles: Strategic Data Pty Ltd – Data Bureau; The University of Queensland – Analysis & Reporting; and The NSW Institute of Psychiatry – Training & Service Development.



Latest News

Wagga Wagga workshop postposted

The Wagga Wagga workshop originally scheduled for Tuesday 18 March 2014 will now be held on Tuesday 20 May 2014.

Register now to avoid missing out on reserving your spot at the Wagga Wagga AMHOCN workshop.

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AMHOCN Data Portal

AMHOCN have created a new Data Portal website to provide a single point of entry to the various data resources that have been created by us.

Visit the AMHOCN Data Portal to find out more about our online data tools.

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NSW Workshops in March and April 2014

AMHOCN will be holding its “What have we learnt on the journey?: Outcome measures in practice” workshops in NSW during March and April 2014.

These workshops are part of a series designed to encourage the greater use of the standard measures of outcomes and casemix that have been introduced into all public sector mental health services.

Six NSW Workshops Available
There are six AMHOCN workshops...

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Victorian Workshops in February 2014

AMHOCN will be holding workshops throughout Australia during 2014. The theme of these workshops will be “What have we learnt on the journey?: Outcome measures in practice”.

These workshops are part of a series designed to encourage the greater use of the standard measures of outcomes and casemix that have been introduced into all public sector mental health services.

The first workshops will be h...

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AMHOCN National Forum 2014 - Wednesday 18 June 2014

We are pleased to announce that AMHOCN will be hosting a National Forum in June 2014 – Just stop collecting: Talk, Think and Act on mental health information. The Forum will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

There is no cost to attend the AMHOCN National Forum (lunch and refreshments will be provided), and this forum can be considered as one day of Continuing...

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Measuring Outcomes: The Road Ahead - NOCC Strategic Directions 2014-2024

AMHOCN have been tasked with undertaking a review of the measures comprising the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC). This project aims to provide recommendations about the next stage of development of outcome measurement in mental health over the next 10 year period. To read more, go to Measuring Outcomes: The Road Ahead - NOCC Strategic Directions 2014 - 2024

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Living in the Community Questionnaire

AMHOCN Training and Service Development has been tasked with developing a consumer self report measure that focuses on aspects of social inclusion and recovery. The measure, known as the Living in the Community Questionnaire (LCQ), has been developed and field trials are currently being undertaken across several jurisdictions. View additional information on the The Living in the Community...

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4th Australasian Mental Health Outcomes and Information Conference

The presentations given at the 4th Australasian Mental Health Outcomes and Information Conference 2013 (11 – 13 June 2013 in Sydney), are now available.

Please visit the conference page for more information.

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Community Managed Organisations Outcome Measures Project

AMHOCN is collaborating with Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) on a project which is focussed on outcome measures used in community managed organisations across Australia. The project will include both a review of the literature and a scoping exercise to determine what instruments are already being used by community managed organisations (CMOs). For further information, please go to Read More ›

Carer Experiences of Care Project

AMHOCN have been undertaking development work on a Carer Experiences of Care measure. Consultations on the measure have taken place in several jurisdictions and the feedback gathered from participants has been invaluable. For further information about this project, go to Carer Experiences of Care Project

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