SA Health – Office of the Chief Psychiatrist
General Practice SA
Catherine House Inc.
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA)
Skylight Mental Health
Mental Health Coalition of South Australia (MHCSA)
The Don Dunstan Foundation (DDF)
“Bill Miliotis was engaged by the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist to undertake a review of Mental Health Community Rehabilitation Centres (CRCs) in South Australia. Bill was selected as the consultant for the Review for his experience and insights in establishing and managing CRC services in South Australia. Bill applied his experience and knowledge of CRCs to the contemporary environment and explored reasons as to why CRCs were not operating to their maximum potential.
Bill provided the Office with a comprehensive report on both local issues relevant to each CRC as well as an analysis of systemic issues of how CRCs could better integrate with other services in the mental health “system”. Bill undertook his analysis with the welfare of the consumer being factored into any service reform.
The report demonstrated Bill’s ability to consultant widely with impacted stakeholders and to distil qualitative and quantitative information to develop recommendations that if implemented will genuinely improve service provision for the consumer”.
“Bill generously developed and facilitated a “Values and Value” session as part of our 2019 workforce development days. Bill’s knowledge, personal skills, honesty and humour allowed him to engage quickly with our team and helped us reflect on our values and mission, and to gain a clear understanding of the benefits our organisation derives by living and fulfilling its values. I have no hesitation in recommending Bill.”
“We asked Bill to help us to articulate some big picture visioning, grounded in evidence, on a tight timeframe and saleable to stakeholders and funders. 12 months on, the paper Bill produced remains central to our agenda for a few years yet.”
“We recently engaged Bill to help us prepare and submit a new concept in a tender application at very short notice and with limited support. Bill’s experience and capacity were on display as he clearly conceptualised and articulated the idea into the tender framework and completed the application within the time frame.
Bill demonstrated his ability to be adaptable and flexible, to quickly problem solve and create, to forecast program and staffing requirements, and to build on and ‘reality check’ the concept as it was being developed.
In short, Bill’s number is on speed dial for the next time we have a difficult concept to articulate and propose for funding.”
“Bill from Realise Your Vision delivered a six-hour workshop on the NDIS to our network in June 2018, and from the get-go it was clear that he had done his research on the audience he was delivering to, and had done a vast amount of preparation with informative and relevant handouts.
He had a wealth of information stored in his memory bank, and went the extra mile to ensure individual questions were answered with follow-up materials the next day. He kept the workshop engaging by delivering in a casual question-answer format with appropriate visuals, but somehow managed to keep to a perfect schedule. I would not hesitate to recommend Bill.”
“We contacted Bill to assist us with some urgent preparation of corporate policies required for NDIS readiness. With his background in mental health and NDIS, Bill understood what was required, and provided the required documentation quickly and of a good standard. His understanding of the NDIS requirements of service providers, and of the requirements and complexities of NDIS in the mental health field is of significant benefit. Would definitely recommend.”