The 6th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium theme, The Practitioner’s Voice, seeks to give voice to practitioners who are faced with these challenges on a regular basis. Be a part of the discussion by registering for the symposium to be held 12-14 November 2014 at the Commercial Club Albury.
‘2012-14: two years down the track’ – the transformative power
of organisational positivity
Ms Rebecca Graham, Executive Director
Mental Health, Country Health South Australia Local Health Network (Keynote Speaker)
Since 2012 Country Health SA Mental Health has achieved great things against greater odds. They attribute this, in no small part, to early adoption of Martin Seligman’s positive psychology model PERMA.
The influence of this framework on how they have approached each of their challenges has proved significant.
In her keynote address, Rebecca Graham with explore how this positive psychology focus drove Country Health SA on to plan and deliver new infrastructure and services in the face of great fiscal uncertainty.
Rebecca Graham is the Executive Director, Mental Health for Country Health South Australia Local Health Network – she is responsible directly to the Chief Executive Officer for the leadership of country mental health services and the mental health reform agenda for rural and remote South Australia.
Previously, Rebecca was the Director of Mental Health Planning and Redevelopment, for the former Central Northern Adelaide Health Service. In this role she was responsible for a number of major projects including the $134m Glenside Hospital Redevelopment with its many elements from facility design and clinical planning through to media and industrial relations.
Rebecca has experience in leading complex change and has been involved with both State-wide and National mental health policy development, providing high level advice to governments and senior officials.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Master of Health Service Management and has gained a variety of work experiences including intensive care nursing and education roles in both hospitals and universities.
Early Bird Registrations are available until 3 October 2014 and registrations can be made online by visiting the Conference Website.
For more information on presenters, download the Conference Program.