Professor David Kavanagh to present Keynote at 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

The 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium Program Committee is pleased to announce Professor David Kavanagh from Queensland University of Technology will be a Keynote Speaker for the event. The Symposium will be held 26 – 28 October 2015 at the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick, Victoria.

Professor David Kavanagh

Professor David Kavanagh

Professor David Kavanagh is a clinical psychologist with a PhD from Stanford, who heads the ePsych research team at Queensland University of Technology.  The group has developed a series of web programs and phone or tablet apps to support behaviour change. They are currently leading the Australian government’s e-Mental Health in Practice project, which is rolling out training and support for primary care practitioners to use e-mental health resources.

About the Symposium

The 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium’s theme Innovation and Opportunity means being innovative in the delivery of services and entrepreneurial in the provision of mental health services to rural and remote Australia. The Symposium will hear from leaders in the field and discuss the opportunities not yet explored. Let’s explore what it means to be innovative and entrepreneurial.

Program Topics

  • Working smarter: overcoming the challenges and innovative solutions
  • Developing programs that build resilience, reduce stigma and offer accessibility to services
  • Service delivery strategies, development, implementation, management and evaluation
  • Child and youth mental health: prevention and early intervention
  • e-Health, tele-Health, technology and social media
  • Suicidal and self-harming: behaviour and prevention
  • Aboriginal health and engagement
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community programs, support and education
  • Recovery in the Bush
  • Building healthy communities: policy, practice, community innovation
  • Employment opportunities for better health outcomes
  • The voice of the lived experience

For more information on the Symposium, please visit click here.

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