Compulsory Mental Health Treatment: Know Your Rights, Have Your Say

In Victoria, 10,000 people a year are placed on compulsory mental health treatment orders.  For many, this can feel like their self-determination is lost and their voice is not heard.   In August 2015, Independent Mental Health Advocacy, (IMHA) was established to provide a free independent advocacy and information service to people receiving compulsory mental health treatment in Victoria. IMHA was designed to assist people to retain a degree of choice …

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Undergraduate Mental Health Nursing Students’ Perspectives On Consumer-Led Programs

The 2017 Conference will be held at the Conference Centre, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Monday 21 August – Wednesday 23 August 2017. Yue On Ho, RNP, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Department at Kwai Chung Hospital in Hong Kong joins us to discuss “Undergraduate mental health nursing students’ perspectives on consumer-led programs”. There is increasing emphasis on the development and implementation of recovery oriented practice in mental health service in …

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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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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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Mental health online program is developed

A world-first ‘mental health online’ program is hoping to give farmers help them deal with uncertainty and unexpected developments as reported by ABC. Lead researcher Kate Fennell said mental health online will help farmers who live with a mental illness and also help prevent mental health issues. “It is different from anything else because it helps farmers learn how to deal with things beyond their control. They will also learn …

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A/P Peter McGeorge – ‘Integrated Mental Health Care – Challenges and Possibilities’.

We are pleased to announce Associate Prof Peter McGeorge, Director Inner City Health, Clinical Director Mental & Homeless Health Services, Integrated Care Clinical Stream, St Vincent’s Health Network (Sydney) as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference; Guiding the Change to be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. Peter will be presenting on ‘Integrated …

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Sue Murray, Suicide Prevention Australia joins us

Suicide Prevention Australia: We are pleased to announce Ms Sue Murray, Chief Executive Officer , Suicide Prevention Australia as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference. The 2016 two day Conference will be held at Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, 11 -12 August 2016. Sue Murray will be presenting ‘Towards a National Suicide Prevention Strategy’. For decades there has been significant effort made …

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Dr Louise Byrne, Mental Health Lived Experience Leadership

Mental Health Lived Experience ; we are pleased to announce Dr Louise Byrne, Lecturer, University Central Queensland as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference; Guiding the Change. The 2016 Conference will be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, from the 11 -12 August 2016. Dr Louise Byrne will be speaking on ‘Lived Experience Leadership, the Heart and Soul …

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Darling Downs to adopt mental health reforms

Mental Health Reforms; Every year, about four million Australians suffer some form of mental health issue National healthcare reforms are expected to bring about more flexible mental health services by 2019. The Darling Downs West Moreton Public Health Network is currently responding to the National Mental Health Commission review of mental health program and services. Mental Health Reforms to bring Australia into a stepped care model will be rolled out …

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