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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Frank Quinlan on the Future of Mental Health

We are pleased to announce Mr Frank Quinlan, CEO, Mental Health Australia as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. He will be speaking on; ‘Mental Health in Australia – Where we are, how we got here, and where we need to go’. Mental health …

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Australian Mental Health Awards to recognise ‘national emergency’

Australian Mental Health: A nationwide search is underway to identify people who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion or prevention and treatment of mental illness. Former governor-general Dame Quentin Bryce launched the inaugural mental health prize on Wednesday at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) as reported by Antoinette Lattouf. Dame Quentin said the awards would acknowledge the important and tireless work done across a range industries, including …

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Professor Helen Herrman to Present on Youth Mental Health

We are pleased to announce Professor Helen Herrman, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. The keynote will be speaking on; ‘Improving the Mental …

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David Butt, National Mental Health Commission presents

National Mental Health Commission: We are pleased to announce Mr David Butt, CEO, National Mental Health Commission as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. David Butt will be speaking on; ‘Consensus statement on identification and care for the physical health of people with …

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Professor Amanda Baker, Centre of Research Excellence on Healthy Lifestyles Approach

Healthy Lifestyles Approach: We are pleased to announce Professor Amanda Baker, Co-Director, Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, University of Newcastle as a Keynote Speaker at the The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. Professor Amanda Baker will be speaking on; “Taking a Healthy …

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The cost of mental health in the workplace

A mentally healthy workplace is good for business. Research shows it leads to less absenteeism, more-engaged workers, better productivity and morale. It reduces the chances of a company being hit with workplace disability claims and fines for breaches of health and safety laws. There is a big price tag when employers ignore and fail to manage mental health conditions in the workplace. Price Waterhouse Coopers has estimated it costs business …

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QLD police working to remove stigma for officers suffering mental health issues

Senior Queensland police managers are hoping to break down the stigma of mental ill-health by encouraging more open discussion among officers. First responders like police are over-represented when it comes to work-related trauma and suicide. Three serving Queensland police officers have taken their own lives in the last year. The latest data from Beyondblue found 110 first responders took their own lives between 2000–2012 and 62 were police officers. Assistant …

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