‘Easy Read’ election guides for those with a disability
The Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) have finalised Easy Read Guides and Dignified Access to Voting video resources to assist people with disability to enrol and vote.
The Easy Read Guides include:
- How to Enrol to Vote
- How to Vote at a Polling Place
- How to Vote by Mail
The videos include:
- Dignified Access to Voting (with Auslan and Captions)
- Dignified Access to Voting (no Captions or Auslan)
- Participating in an Election
- Voting in an Election
A factsheet on disability and mobility voting can be found here.
National suicide prevention implementation strategy: have your say
As one part of making suicide prevention a priority, all governments have committed to drafting a new national suicide prevention strategy for Australia: the National suicide prevention implementation strategy. This new strategy is being drafted as one of the actions under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, which was endorsed by all Health Ministers in August 2017. This consultation document sets out 21 Priority Actions that are proposed for inclusion in the strategy with the intention that all health ministers commit to work together to implement them over the first three years of this new strategy.
Your feedback is essential to ensuring the proposed 21 Priority Actions are the right ones.
Read more and provide your feedback
Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium
The 2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium will be held from Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th October at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
Keynote speakers include:
- Dr Marshall Watson, Clinical Lead, SA Forensic CAMHS Services
- Ms Rosemary Wanganeen, Founding CEO & Griefologist, Australian Institute for Loss and Grief
- Mr John Brayley, Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, Office of Chief Psychiatrist
- Ms Christine Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, National Mental Health Commission
- Mr Chris Burns, Commissioner, SA Mental Health Commission
- Suicide and Self Harm Prevention
- Child and Youth Mental Health
- Mental Health Policy
- Supporting Rural and (very) Remote Mental Health Workers
- Digital Health
- Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse, Ageing Population, Farmers
and many more.
Read more and register
Fearless May Webinar: Let’s talk PTSD
Join Fearless for their next free webinar on Thursday 2 May at 12:30pm and hear from Belinda Neil, an inspiration speaker, author and former New South Wales Police Inspector. The topic for the webinar is “Let’s talk PTSD: the lived experience perspective on early intervention and management strategies.” Register here.
Digital Health Agency - Online consultation for all Australians
The Australian Digital Health Agency has opened an online consultation for all Australians, including frontline clinicians, consumers, healthcare organisations and the technology sector to have their say on a more modern, digitally connected health system.
The online consultation is part of a nationwide series of discussions used to co-design the National Health Interoperability Roadmap, which will agree the standards and priorities required to achieve a more modern digitally connected health system in Australia.
National Mental Health Commission: Peer Workforce Development: - Expressions of Interest for Steering Committee
The National Mental Health Commission has been tasked with leading the development of National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines under Action 29 of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan Implementation Plan. To develop the guidelines, they are seeking Expressions of Interest from interested and appropriately qualified persons to sit on the project’s Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee will comprise of a mix of healthcare professionals, including consumer peer workers, carer peer workers, workforce and recruitment specialists, and managers and employers in mental healthcare settings across government, non-government and private sectors.
The EOI process is open now and will close Sunday 28 April.
ANU Centre for Mental Health Research: Suicide Prevention events
The ANU Centre for Mental Health Research is hosting two suicide prevention events in May, featuring keynote speaker Professor Karine Chevreul, as its second series of Workshops on Mental Health Policies and Suicide Prevention for 2019.
The events are:
- Suicide prevention program evaluation on Wednesday 1 May. Program for the day can be accessed here.
- E-health for suicide prevention - local and international challenges and opportunities on Thursday 2 May. Program for the day can be accessed here.
Immediately following the e-health event on May 2, starting at 1:30pm and hosted by the ANU Centre for European studies, will be a mental health planning event, International Challenges in Engaging Local Government and Community in Mental Health Planning, also featuring Professor Karine Chevreul. More information can be accessed here.