Join us at the 2017 Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

Join us this October 11-13 at the 9th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium  at the Commercial Club in Albury, NSW. Topics Include: Structural Reform Harnessing Digital Information Looking after the rural mental health workforce Integrated Care, physical and mental health Innovative Practices Indigenous Mental Health Child and Youth Mental Health Abstract Submission is now open! Join us as we explore this year’s conference theme of ‘Impacts & Outcomes, Putting People …

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Calling All Rural and Remote Mental Health Social Media Enthusiasts #RuralMH

Are you a social media enthusiast? Do you tweet? Are #hashtags apart of your everyday communication? We want to hear from you! Tomorrow marks the start of the 6th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium in Albury, we encourage you to connect and communicate with your networks online. Join the Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium conversation: Twitter: @RuralMental_Hth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianandNewZealandMentalHealthAssociation Conference Hashtag: #RuralMH Blog Updates: http://mentalhealthaustralia.org.au/ Social …

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FIFO workers’ mental health problems exacerbated by ‘macho’ attitudes

THERE is a “toughen up princess” attitude on work sites that prevents some fly-in fly-out workers from seeking help for mental health problems, a union says. The West Australian government’s education and health standing committee is conducting an inquiry into the mental health impacts of FIFO work and heard from several speakers on Wednesday. Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union state secretary Mick Buchan said in a statement there was …

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City Meets Country – Can Marbles Work in the Bush?

We recently spoke with Douglas Holmes, Consumer Participation Officer, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney about his keynote presentation at next week’s 6th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium. Presentation Title: Inner City Team Marbles Challenge: Will it work in the Bush? Delegates may be wondering why the conference secretariat would ask someone who currently works in Sydney to be a speaker for their conference? I am originally from Bellingen on …

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Development of non-government services in clinical community mental health recovery in regional NSW

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. Mr Arthur Papakotsias Chief Executive Officer Neami National Presentation Title: “Development of non-government services in clinical community mental health …

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Effect of Rural Residence on Use of VHA Mental Health Care Among OEF/OIF Veterans (America)

Abstract Objective  The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has worked to increase availability of mental health treatment for rural veterans. The objective was to understand the impact of rural residence on screening for, diagnosis of, and treatment for depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) using VHA care. Methods  A cohort of veterans from a five-state region was identified whose first …

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Abstracts closing soon – Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

The number of Australians experiencing mental health problems in rural and remote areas is estimated to be comparable to major urban centres. However, the rural and remote community faces a greater challenge with limited access to mental health services and support. The Symposium theme, The Practitioner’s Voice, seeks to give voice to those practitioners who are faced with these challenges on a regular basis. Abstracts are sort for the following …

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