Tag: mental illness


A Lived Experience of Mental Health Reform and the NDIS

With only a few weeks until his address at the 4th Annual National Mental Health Conference in Melbourne, we thought a brief word with Michael Burge OAM, Consumer Advocate / Wellness Warrior, National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) would be the perfect prelude to the event. Presenting  'A Lived Experience of Mental Health Reform and…

9 Nov 2016, by Test1 Test1


Managing Ageing Patients: Reception to Palliative Care

Mr Chris Puplick AM, Chair of the Board, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (NSW) will be speaking at the Correctional Services Healthcare Conference.  In the lead up to the 7th Annual Correctional Services Healthcare Conference, at Informa Insights, we had a chance to speak to Chris about his most recent work with Justice Health…

12 Sep 2016, by Test1 Test1


Mental Health Conference 2015 – Event Highlights

The 3rd Annual National Mental Health Conference in November 2015 has been a great success. A comprehensive 2 day program welcomed 25 high-calibre speakers with a vast range of knowledge and experience of the mental health sector, including keynote presentations from David Butt, CEO & Commissioner for the National Mental Health Commission and John Feneley,…

7 Dec 2015, by Test1 Test1


Funding challenges and uncertainties of the NDIS for mental health

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the most anticipated and significant disability reforms in recent years. It's doubling the national investment in disability support and giving people with disability greater choices and control in the way they receive services and support. The NDIS means and promises different things to different people. For…

19 Jan 2015, by Test1 Test1


Important aspects on preserving quality of life with dementia

Person centred care puts the individual first before their illness in designing their care by valuing the person, maintaining the person's personal identity, cultural background, personal history, understanding their perspective on the quality of life and involving family and friends as care partners. This type of therapy is considered important in managing symptoms and providing…

9 Jan 2015, by Test1 Test1

Defence & Security

Sharing best practice to enhance campus and student security in Australia

Australian University student numbers are continuing to rise each year, heightening the complexity of the ability for security managers and law enforcers to effectively maintain a secure and safe environment for students. With the task to manage a whole range of environments and situations, from the physical security of the campus to monitoring the welfare…

4 Jul 2014, by Test1 Test1


Youth mental health ward a vital feature of new Western Australia hospital

The new Fiona Stanley Hospital, set to open in Western Australia next year, will feature a state first - a mental health unit specially geared towards meeting the needs of young patients. At an unveiling at the end of June, Mental Health Minister Helen Morton revealed that a dedicated 14-bed Youth Unit (YoU) will help to provide specialist mental…

3 Jul 2014, by Test1 Test1


The Inaugural Forum For Suicide Prevention Policy in Australia 2011

The Inaugural Forum for Suicide Prevention Policy in Australia will answer questions based on the effectiveness of various suicide prevention strategies, unveiling the latest developments and addressing concerns related to the prevention of suicide in Australia such as outpatient management of a highly suicidal patient, the provision of ongoing support to caregivers, understanding the challenges…

19 Oct 2011, by Test1 Test1