Wrap Up – 17th International Mental Health Conference

After welcoming people from 12 countries including USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Israel and South Korea, the 17th International Mental Health Conference ended last week with our delegates feeling inspired that although there are many challenges, the changes occurring within the sector will be supported with positive guidance. Tom Brideson, Executive Group Member, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health noted to all the delegates in our closing …

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Conference Program Booklet available now

Conference Program – With just 7 days to go until The 17th International Mental Health Conference; Guiding the Change there is still time to register to attend the Conference. The Conference Program Booklet is now available so you can see the diverse line-up of international speakers across a broad range of mental health topics. To view The Program Booklet CLICK HERE. The Conference hosted by the The Australian & New …

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eHealth stream welcomes Eitan Ben Itzhak Klutch

eHealth: We are pleased to announce Mr Eitan Ben Itzhak Klutch, CEO, Makshivim Net, Israel as a Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference; Guiding the Change to be held at Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast, next week 11 -12 August 2016. Eitan Ben Itzhak Klutch will present ‘What Tech is For?’ in the ehealth Innovative Uses of Technology and Social Media stream. Makshivim Net was established …

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Mental Health System Change: Mary O’Hagan

Mental Health System: We are pleased to announce Ms Mary O’Hagan, Mental Health Entrepreneur and Former NZ Mental Health Commissioner as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference; Guiding the Change to be held at Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast, from the 11 -12 August 2016. Mary O’Hagan will be presenting on: System transformation – The Alien Report: Mental Health on Planet Earth’. In this …

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Suicide Prevention for Tradies: Jeremy Forbes

Suicide Prevention: We are pleased to announce Mr Jeremy Forbes a s a Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference; Guiding the Change to be held at Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, from the 11 -12 August 2016. Jeremy Forbes will be presenting on ‘Suicide Prevention for Tradies in Regional and Rural Victoria and Southern NSW’ in the Self harm suicide and survival stream. HALT …

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PTSD – Assistant Prof Lisa Marie Abel discusses growth predictors

PTSD: We are pleased to announce Assistant Prof Lisa Marie Abel, Bond University as a Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held 10-12 August 2016 on the Gold Coast. Lisa will be presenting on: ‘Phoenix Rising: Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth Predictors in an Australian Sample’ The majority of research for posttraumatic growth has focused on those who have experienced trauma directly and/or has focused on those who …

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Sharon Pech, ABS to speak on Indigenous mental health

Indigenous mental health: We are pleased to announce Sharon Pech as a Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held in just ten days time 10-12 August 2016. Sharon Pech is Assistant Director, National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Sharon will present on ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with a Mental Health Condition’ in the Indigenous Wellbeing stream. The …

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Suicide prevention for Indigenous Australians

Suicide prevention: A coalition of Indigenous organisations have joined together to call for a royal commission into the devastating rates of Indigenous suicide across Australia. Figures released last month in the Medical Journal of Australia estimate that 5.2 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will take their own life as reported by Bridgette Brennan. Dameyon Bonson, an Aboriginal mental health advocate among those calling for the commission, …

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Tom Brideson on Aboriginal Mental Health

Aboriginal Mental Health: We are pleased to announce Tom Brideson, State-wide Coordinator, NSW Aboriginal Mental Health Workforce Program, NSW Health as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast, to be held 11 -12 August 2016. Tom Brideson will be presenting on ‘The Secret Reflection is Vague in the Mirror’. His presentation will address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional wellbeing …

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Mental Health Professionals to take part in a study

Mental health professionals are invited to take part in an exciting study that explores the mental health of mental health professionals. The study will be under the supervision of Primary researcher Dr Louise Metcalf  and carried out by Reinette de Wet. The study will take place at The Australian College of Applied Psychology. Working professionals are invited to participate in the online experiment that examines the impact of online mindfulness. …

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