Don’t miss next week’s TheMHS Summer Forum in Sydney
Registration is about to close for TheMHS Summer Forum on ‘Community Mental Health Systems: Human Rights and Services’. Make sure you don’t miss out on helping shape Community Mental Health - at Sydney’s Swissotel on Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March 2019. Compelling program with top speakers - Register at www.themhs.org
National Suicide Prevention Conference - Registration & LiFE Awards Now Open!
Each year Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) convenes the National Suicide Prevention Conference (NSPC), the preeminent knowledge exchange, learning, networking and capacity building event in the suicide prevention sector.
SPA is are pleased to announce that registration to attend the Conference is now open.
The Conference will take place 22-25 July 2019 at the Pullman & Mercure Albert Park, Melbourne. The 2019 Conference theme is United in Action.
The annual Conference attracts more than 600 delegates from Australia and abroad. It’s an important opportunity for the suicide prevention sector to come together, share key learnings, network and help to move the sector forward; to achieve its goal of reducing the rate of suicide in Australia.
15th National Rural Health Conference in Hobart in March
There is just one month to until the 15th National Rural Health Conference in Hobart (24-27 March 2019). Over 800 people have registered so far and registrations are still open for the four day conference. Find out more and download the full program on the Conference website at www.ruralhealth.org.au/15nrhc
ACMHN seeking an independent Board Director
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses is seeking an independent Board Director who has strong corporate governance and strategic planning skills, to support the organisation to achieve the objectives of the strategic plan. This position would also be the Chair our Governance Committee. For anyone interested in the position, please contact Kylie Pryde at Kylie.Pryde@acmhn.org
Batyr looking for new legends to join the herd
Batyr, a ‘for purpose’ preventative mental health organisation created by young people for young people, are looking for passionate, skilled and driven people (and unicorns!) to come on board as Program Facilitators to oversee and implement the delivery of batyr programs in schools and universities around Australia. Batyr run programs that help smash the stigma surrounding mental health and empower young people to reach out for support. A key function of the Program Facilitator role is to ensure a safe and supportive environment for individuals with lived experience of mental health issues, as well as the students hearing their stories.
Suicide prevention two-day workshop in Brisbane this March
The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) at Griffith University is seeking your interest and participation in a 2-day Screening Tool for Assessing Risk of Suicide (STARS) training workshop on 11-12 March 2019 in Brisbane. People who should attend are those who:
1) work frequently with suicidal persons,
2) undertake suicide risk assessment and responses with suicidal persons, and/or
3) are interested in learning more about the STARS protocol including client centred psycho-social assessment, formulation, safety planning and documentation.
Complete the STARS General EOI form to receive further details and registration payment link.
Power Threat Meaning Framework workshops
BlueKnot Foundation is delighted to announce a unique opportunity for practitioners to participate in Power Threat Meaning Framework workshops across Australia. This framework puts lived experience at the centre of an evidence-based understanding of mental distress, suffering and adversity. Co-designed by service users and psychologists, this framework explores the role of power in people’s lives, the kinds of threat that misuse of power poses, and the ways we have learnt to respond to those threats.
Dates and locations
- Sydney: 25th Feb 2019
- Melbourne: 7th Mar 2019
- Brisbane: 28th Feb 2019