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editorial elcome to this special edition of the • poems by Gregory Frankson who served as poet in residence for the two days in Ottawa are dispersed throughout the special edition • work undertaken by a group of service users who work as advisers at the national level – their project Associated Consumer Experts (ACE) aims to provide expertise for countries developing recovery-focused services. It is impossible to capture all the experiences of those leaders who spent exchange time with their hosts in the first part of the week: these ‘matches’ being the prime focus of the leadership exchange. These matches offer key leaders the opportunity to meet international colleagues, experience their hosts’ sites and learn about their services together, understanding their concepts and then building an ongoing collaboration to spread innovation and creativity. Our next Leadership Exchange will be in Australia and New Zealand during the week of 2–6 March 2009 with the network meeting in Brisbane. Following that, during the week of 17–21 May 2010, we return to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland where the network meeting will be held in Kerry, Ireland. Fran Silvestri, Kathy Langlois & Peggy Taillon International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Volume 4 Issue 1 April 2008 © Pavilion Journals (Brighton) Ltd International Journal of Leadership in Public Services. This edition focuses on the recently completed fifth International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Leadership Exchange. This exchange matched 430 leaders in 77 sites across North America for their individual leadership meetings: this was followed by all leaders gathering together in Ottawa, Ontario for two days of network meetings. This edition presents work from partnerships that have evolved from past leadership exchanges and presentations from the meetings in Ottawa. We were very pleased that the Canadian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, chose to use the venue of the IIMHL Network meeting to announce the membership of the new Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The Chair of the MHCC, Michael Kirby, will work with IIMHL to develop an International Advisory Council to work with members of the MHCC. This edition includes the following highlights: • an article on the Canadian First Nations and Inuit Mental Wellness Advisory Committee’s Strategic Action Plan – full set of these documents is available on the IIMHL’s website: www.iimhl.com • a presentation from six young people who have used services and who made a keynote address to all those who attended the meeting in Ottawa http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Pier Professional

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elcome to this special edition of the • poems by Gregory Frankson who served as poet in residence for the two days in Ottawa are dispersed throughout the special edition • work undertaken by a group of service users who work as advisers at the national level – their project Associated Consumer Experts (ACE) aims to provide expertise for countries developing recovery-focused services. It is impossible to capture all the experiences of those leaders who spent exchange time with their hosts in the first part of the week: these ‘matches’ being the prime focus of the leadership exchange. These matches offer key leaders the opportunity to meet international colleagues, experience their hosts’ sites and learn about their services together, understanding their concepts and then building an ongoing collaboration to spread innovation and creativity. Our next Leadership Exchange will be in Australia and New Zealand during the week of 2–6 March 2009 with the network meeting in Brisbane. Following that, during the week of 17–21 May 2010, we return to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland where the network meeting will be held in Kerry, Ireland. Fran Silvestri, Kathy Langlois & Peggy Taillon International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Volume 4 Issue 1 April 2008 © Pavilion Journals (Brighton) Ltd International Journal of Leadership in Public Services. This edition focuses on the recently completed fifth International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Leadership Exchange. This exchange matched 430 leaders in 77 sites across North America for their individual leadership meetings: this was followed by all leaders gathering together in Ottawa, Ontario for two days of network meetings. This edition presents work from partnerships that have evolved from past leadership exchanges and presentations from the meetings in Ottawa. We were very pleased that the Canadian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, chose to use the venue of the IIMHL Network meeting to announce the membership of the new Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The Chair of the MHCC, Michael Kirby, will work with IIMHL to develop an International Advisory Council to work with members of the MHCC. This edition includes the following highlights: • an article on the Canadian First Nations and Inuit Mental Wellness Advisory Committee’s Strategic Action Plan – full set of these documents is available on the IIMHL’s website: www.iimhl.com • a presentation from six young people who have used services and who made a keynote address to all those who attended the meeting in Ottawa

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The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesPier Professional

Published: Apr 1, 2008

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