WHO QualityRights E-Consultation -
Complete the questionnaire
The WHO QualityRights initiative is working to improve access to quality mental health services globally and to promote the human rights of people with mental health conditions and psychosocial, intellectual, and cognitive disabilities. As part of this initiative they are developing a good practice guidance document which will present information on community-based mental health services that promote human rights and the recovery approach.
By completing the questionnaire you will have the opportunity to submit up to five mental health services that you believe should be considered as a good practice. By participating, you can contribute to shaping the future of mental health services.
Anybody who is involved in providing a service, has experience of using a service, or knows of a service is welcome and encouraged to complete the questionnaire.
Submissions are due 30 June 2019.
Occupational Therapy Australia 28th National Conference and Exhibition - Early bird registration closing soon!
Occupation Therapy Australia’s 28th National Conference and Exhibition will be held this year from 10-12 July 2019 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. The National Conference is the largest, most significant professional gathering of occupational therapists in Australia, bringing together over 1,000 like-minded peers from around the country and overseas. It provides fantastic opportunities for networking and professional development, with access to the latest in healthcare products and technology at the Trade Exhibition—this year over 90 exhibitors will be in attendance.
Key note speakers for 2019:
- Leigh Sales, Author and Journalist
- A/Prof. Natasha Lannin, Occupational Therapist
- Dr Alison Gerlach, Occupational Therapist
- Prof. Gail Whiteford, Occupational Therapist & Sylvia Docker Lecturer
Early-bird registration closes 7 April 2019 – be sure to register by this date to take advantage of the discounted rates!
Consumers Health Forum - ‘Healthy Cover’ Insurance Guide
Next Monday, 1 April 2019, private health insurance begins the most extensive changes in recent years. The Consumers Health Forum of Australia has compiled Healthy Cover, a guide that aims to provide an easy-to-understand overview of the changes and point you to more detailed information.
They hope that the information in this guide will help members, consumer representatives and the consumer members and networks they work with to work through the changes and assess what best suits their needs.
2019 Workplace Mental Health Symposium
With 1 in 5 people suffering from mental illness, the impact and cost to our workplace is increasing at an alarming rate. Organisations are struggling to influence positive change in workplace mental health – and it’s the leaders who are responsible for prioritising the conversation. To start the conversation and make change happen, you deserve access to the latest tools and knowledge to build a thriving organisation by providing support to your people. Building a culture of well-being starts at the 2019 Workplace Mental Health Symposium.
The Symposium will be held on 2-3 September at Mercure Brisbane.
- Dr Kathryn Turner, Clinical Director, Mental Health and Special Services, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
- Prof Tony LaMontagne, Professor of Work Health and Wellbeing, Deakin University
- Dr Jennifer Bowers, CEO, Rural & Remote Mental Health (R & RMH)
- Ms Rhonda Brighton-Hall, CEO and Founder, mwah (Making Work Absolutely Human)