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Workplace Training Grant: Using MEMORehab in a Mental Health Setting

Updated: Mar 26, 2023


In this video, we speak to Joanna Ho, a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Concord Hospital,

who recently sponsored a workplace training session, attended by 20 enthusiastic

Allied Health professionals.

Getting Funding for Workplace Training:

Joanna was successful in applying for a HETI Allied Health Workplace Training grant

through the Sydney Local Health District. This initiative comes up once a year, and she

was able to apply and receive funding to run training on memory rehabilitation.

Where will you be using MEMORehab?

Joanna works in a public hospital mental health unit, where she plans to run

MEMORehab with older mental health consumers. She notes that within her clinical

organisation there are neuropsychologists based in the mental health rehabilitation unit

and in community mental health, who plan to run MEMORehab. Many members of the

team (e.g., Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Psychologists) will

support its use in various ways.

Benefits of an online platform?

The MEMORehab program provides a unique approach to memory rehabilitation, with

the added benefit of being available online. It takes the burden off clinicians as the

structure of the program allows for co-facilitation or remote facilitation. The flexibility

of the program with the ability to move to online training will make it easier to

continue the program with patients who have been discharged from the hospital.

What happened in the Workplace Training Session?

Joanna’s Workplace Training session on MEMORehab was presented by Ilana Hepner

and Kyle Cortesi. The session provided an overview of the program and its features.

Attendees were able to learn about the program's background, the importance of

memory rehabilitation, and were given hands-on experience of the program's

exercises and materials.

Feedback from the Workplace Training Session:

Joanna asked participants a few questions before and after the training session to

evaluate its effectiveness. After the session, attendees felt more confident in their

knowledge of memory rehabilitation as well as in providing group-based therapies and

telehealth interventions.

We thank Joanna for sharing her experience and we look forward to hearing more

success stories about her team’s use of MEMORehab in the future.


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