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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Keynote highlight: Psychological Interventions and Treatments: Future Directions

Associate Professor Vijaya Manicavasagar, Director of Psychological Services and Director of the Psychology Clinic, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, BSc. Psyhology (Hons), M Psychology (Hons), PhD to present Keynote at the 16th International Mental Health Conference being held at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015. Presentation Title Psychological Interventions and Treatments: Future Directions Overview  This talk focuses on recent developments in psychological interventions including …

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Art Psychotherapy a creative space for those who experience mental health challenges

Visual art can be a beneficial intervention form in supporting families and children experiencing mental health challenges. Case studies show how art can be a valuable tool for children and their families to gain a greater understanding of each others experience of living with mental health difficulties. How such understanding can have the potential to bring about a sense of increased wellbeing for the individual as well as the family as …

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How do adults with substance dependence access treatment services? A qualitative descriptive study of help-seeking and behaviour change

Adults are less likely to access health services for substance use disorders, than any other psychiatric disorder, despite high prevalence, morbidity and mortality. Comorbid substance use and psychiatric disorders cause moderate to severe illness and disability, yet only half of people diagnosed perceive the need for and then access health care. Of the people that do access treatment, many drop out or are dissatisfied with the service. This study explored …

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Expanding help-seeking options for young people by delivering mental health services online – the eheadspace experience

Young people have the highest need for mental health care across the lifespan, yet the lowest level of service use. Improving access to appropriate mental health care and increasing engagement with services is a priority for mental health reform in Australia. Providing services and interventions via online and mobile technologies is increasingly a focus for improving access and engagement for young people. It is argued that because of the almost …

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