Partner, Exhibit or Advertise at the 18th International Mental Health Conference!

The Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association is dedicated to sharing knowledge, connecting professionals, engaging the community, promoting research, and providing tools, skills and products that benefit and improve mental health and mental health services.   Don’t miss your opportunity to align with the 18th International Mental Health Conference, being held at the Conference Centre, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 2017. WHO OUR …

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Core Values Therapy

Working with people with Mental Health and conflict issues Author: David Nancarrow The most effective way to identify your core value is to ask your client to describe a problem in their life something that made them anger, hurt or offended. While listening to them describe this situation focus on how they talk about the problem. What value words do they use? Don’t focus on the circumstances and the situation …

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Experts Blame Unemployment on the Unemployed

Most people recognise the folly of blaming the victim, yet they don’t always recognise when they’re doing it. Today, many well intentioned practitioners who work to eliminate involuntary unemployment have adopted a mindset which reinforces the idea that there’s something lacking in those who are unemployed. The approach they take seems logical enough; businesses create jobs, so ask businesses what needs to happen so that they can hire more workers. …

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Present at the 18th International Mental Health Conference this August!

Don’t miss your opportunity to present at the 18th International Mental Health Conference, being held at the Conference Centre, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 2017.  Presentations can address the following topic areas: Indigenous Wellbeing Child and Youth Mental Health Mental Health and the Elderly e-health, Innovative Uses of Technology and Social Media Research, Education and Case Studies Creating Workplaces that are Healthy, …

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Working With Survivors and Offenders of Domestic and Family Violence

Indigenous Spirituality As A Theoretical Approach: Working With Survivors and Offenders of Domestic and Family Violence in community. Joseph Oui Royal Flying Doctors Service Queensland In one in three Australian women have experienced physical violence and one women is killed weekly in Australia. The yearly cost of domestic and family violence in Australia in 2008-09 was estimated at 13.6 billion (DVRCV). Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be …

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Mental Health and the Law

Caroline Counsel worked for many years at VCAT in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearing cases against solicitors.  They were often isolated, unsupported and mentally unwell people struggling with their legal practices and often being abused by their fellow partners.  One practitioner was in hospital suffering from a mental breakdown and the attitude of his then partners was to load up boxes of files, take them to the hospital, present him with …

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Quality of Life in Caregivers of a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness

Authors: Anli Leng1, Caifen Xu2, Stephen Nicholas3, Jennifer Nicholas4, Jian Wang1 1 School of Public Health, Shandong University, 44 Wenhuaxi Road, Jinan, Shandong, China,250012 2 The Affiliated Hospital of North China University of Science & Technology Tangshan, Hebei, China,063000 3 School of  Economics and School of Management, Tianjin Normal University, West Bin Shui Avenue, Tianjin, 300074;Research Institute of International Strategies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Baiyun Avenue North, Guangzhou, 510420;School of International …

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Overview of Domestic Violence Literature and Research

The review of the literature and research over time presents a developmental picture of the issues and understanding of Domestic Violence. Simple Phase Initially this was a simple process as a Moral/Legal model was used wherein breaking the law became a clear line to define that domestic abuse has occurred. Complex Phase Further research began to uncover more complex factors summarised as follows – Research design. Meta analysis and literature …

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Empowering Women, Empowering Lives – Post-Separation and Beyond

Empowering Women, Empowering Lives – Post-Separation and Beyond by Caryn Walsh Chair 2016 Stop The Violence Conference Organising Committee This article is an extract taken from her speech at the 2016 Stop The Violence Conference in Brisbane in December 2016 Significant focus and funding, both internationally and within Australia, remains on strategic measures to prevent (and reduce) the incidence, risks and impact of domestic violence on individuals, families, communities and societies …

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Social Exclusion and Addiction: “Creating a Sense of Belonging”

Social Exclusion and Addiction: “Creating a Sense of Belonging” The negative effects of social exclusion and isolation caused by substance addiction and methods of combating these effects by developing hope and new sense of purpose.  Author: Mr David Peters, Mental Health Carers NSW. People do not recover from addiction in isolation. Recovery is often closely related to social inclusion and being able to undertake personally fulfilling social roles within local …

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