Joel Robins is a health professional with a strong interest in the development and delivery of innovative and integrated services and brings experiences working across the mental health and alcohol and other drug sectors in both Australia and the UK. Joel has been involved in facilitating significant sector change through service development and implementation, stakeholder engagement, commissioning and project management across a diverse range of projects and program areas. Joel is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a Bachelor of Social Work and has a Diploma of Community Services in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Previously working as Mental Health and AOD Manager for EMPHN, key achievements have included the successful co-design and commissioning of new integrated youth mental health service model achieving improving pathways between primary and tertiary care, along with facilitating key stakeholder engagement resulting in increased interagency collaboration and partnerships in the youth sector. Joel was involved in developing EMPHN’s initial approach to commissioning of AOD services including identifying priority areas for commissioning with a focus on complementing the state ADO service system and improving pathways and access with primary care. Other key work has included overseeing the Eastern Melbourne Partners In Recovery Program that was well respected for its systems approach to engagement and collaboration with broader service sector, in addition to previous experience in training and capacity building for general practice and primary care providers in implementation of digital health technologies.