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National Mental Health Summit

Championing the mental health reform, community development and funding for coordinating and delivering choice and individualised care

20-21 November 2017 | Swissotel Sydney

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Informa Australia are pleased to announce the 5th Annual National Mental Health Summit which will be held on the 20th & 21st of November 2017 at the Swissotel Sydney. The event will address key strategies for managing mental health in Australia.

With one in five Australians aged 16-85 experiencing a mental illness, this event will continue the tradition of bringing together high-calibre speakers and delegates with a vast range of knowledge discussing mental health policy reform, community development and funding for coordinating and delivering choice and individualised care, along with practical experiences of the NDIS and PHN implementation.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Susan Murray, CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia
  • Dr Evelyne Tadros, State Leader – NSW Metro, ‎Mission Australia
  • Carmen Barnard, Discharge Planning Nurse, Mental Health Services Tasmania
  • Associate Professor Samuel Harvey, Leader Workplace Mental Health Research Program, Black Dog Institute
  • Liberty Green, Health Stream Lead- PIR, Northern Territory PHN
  • Anne Heath, Director, National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Dr Hazel Dalton, Research Leader, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
  • Professor Nick Titov, Director and Chief Scientist, Mindspot
  • Michael Sheehan, Executive Director, Relationships Australia WA
  • Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Chair of Nursing, Flinders University
  • Dr Lara Farrell, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Griffith University
  • Janine McIlwraith, Principal Lawyer, Slater & Gordon

exhibitors

agenda

8:30 am

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Lara Farrell, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Griffith University

9:10 am

The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan

Susan Murray, CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia

9:50 am

CONSUMER ADDRESS | Barriers and aids to healing, My Story

Debara Foran, Owner & Consulting Director, Kingdom Hearts Consulting

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

  • The difference between discharge and transitional care
  • What is so important about transitional care planning – Changing
    the culture and mindset of discharge
  • The importance of communication, collaboration, and
    consideration
  • The active voice of the consumer in developing their own
    transitional care plan

11:40 am

Containment practices in mental health, including the use of the
Mental Health Act and restraint and seclusion are under sustained
scrutiny and require a careful balance of rights, treatment and safety
issues. This presentation discusses contemporary issues
concerning the care of people with mental health problems and the
tensions of providing care within recovery focused framework.

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

Despite the belief that compassion is at the essence of caring and
the heart of practitioner-client relationships, it is no longer a common
feature of mental health care discourse. Moreover, there continues
to be a gaping imbalance of power in mental health services
evidenced by a lack of tolerance for ‘difference’ and the imperative to
deal decisively with ‘problematic’ clients. This is consistent with
societal concerns and priorities around the need to control risk and
uncertainty, and an emphasis on rationalisation and evidence-based
practice. In this paper I discuss how globalisation and our current
political climate have led to a lack of compassion that has developed
in mental health practice. I argue for the need to reintroduce and
support compassionate care where it can thrive and is expected.
Only through the eyes of compassion can we truly understand a
person who is grappling with despair, persecuted by voices, or a
prisoner of their fears, and assist them on their journey to recovery.

2:00 pm

This talk will look at recent cases where the standard of care in a
mental health setting has been examined in the courts. The focus
will be on cases where a civil liability has been alleged but there will
also be consideration of Coroner’s Court matters and other fact
scenarios that might lead to the involvement of lawyers.

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:10 pm

Challenges facing rural mental health

Dr Hazel Dalton, Research Leader, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

3:50 pm

How can we create more mentally healthy workplaces?

Associate Professor Samuel Harvey, Leader Workplace Mental Health Research Program, Black Dog Institute

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:40 pm

Networking drinks

8:30 am

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Janine McIlwraith, Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon

9:10 am

There is growing interest in the delivery of mental health services
using telephone or online methods. This talk will describe challenges
associated with delivering virtual services, based on the example of
the MindSpot Clinic. MindSpot is an Australian national virtual mental
health service which launched in 2013, and has now provided
services to more than 75,000 adults. This talk will argue that virtual
services are not a panacea, but can increase access for people who
would otherwise not seek care.

9:50 am

  • Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute have recently
    analysed the findings from Youth Survey data collection
    between 2012-16 on the rates of psychological distress in young Australians, the concerns young people reported which may be
    associated with high levels of psychological distress and the help
    seeking behaviour of these young people
  • A further Mission Australia report based on an analysis of results
    from the Youth Survey 2015 has demonstrated the strong
    links between youth homelessness, mental illness and family
    functioning
  • The findings of these reports have a number of important
    implications for both policy and practice in terms of young
    people’s mental health and wellbeing as well as how we act to
    prevent and address youth homelessness

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Senator Deborah O’Neill, Shadow Assistant Minister for Innovation & Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health

11:40 am

Despite strong evidence supporting the efficacy of cognitive
behavioral therapy (CBT) for pediatric obsessive-compulsive
disorder (OCD), the majority of young people do not ever receive this
treatment; and of those that do, a considerable proportion do not
remit. This session reviews predictors and moderators of attenuated
response to CBT, and reviews current innovations and future
direction for the field.

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

  • Outline of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Overview of literature relating to co-occuring Mental Health issues
    and FASD
  • Evidence based best practice supports for co-occuring mental
    illness with FASD
  • Where to go for further support

2:00 pm

Mental health challenges facing the LGBTQIA+ community

Rebecca Reynolds, Executive Director, National LGBTI Health Alliance

2:40 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

2:50 pm

END OF CONFERENCE & refreshments

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1795+GSTEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$100+GSTEarly Bird
  • Standard Rate – From 14 October 2017
  • Concession rate available – see rates tab above
  • Group discount: Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost. To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email info@informa.com.au.
    Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.

Note: Concession Rate is for person with disability, their family and carers.

speakers

Dr Lara Farrell

Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Griffith University

Susan Murray

CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia

Debara Foran

Owner & Consulting Director, Kingdom Hearts Consulting

Carmen Barnard

Discharge Planning Nurse, Spencer Clinic Inpatient Unit

Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane

Chair of Nursing, Flinders University

Michael Sheehan

Executive Director, Relationships Australia WA

Janine McIlwraith

Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon

Dr Hazel Dalton

Research Leader, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Associate Professor Samuel Harvey

Leader Workplace Mental Health Research Program, Black Dog Institute

Professor Nick Titov

Director and Chief Scientist, Mindspot

Dr Evelyne Tadros

State Leader - NSW Metro, Mission Australia

Senator Deborah O’Neill

Shadow Assistant Minister for Innovation & Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health

Anne Heath

Executive Director – Education, National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (NOFASD) Australia

Rebecca Reynolds

Executive Director, National LGBTI Health Alliance

when & where

20 - 21 Nov 2017

Swissotel, Sydney
68 Market Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9238 8888
www.swissotel.com/sydney

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Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4058
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

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samantha.lister@informa.com.au

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