Mental Health: Policy & Practice 2018 will bring together over 30 leading mental health and medical professionals from health, government, not-for-profit, psychology and insurance to prepare your organisation to implement mental health strategies that are clinically effective, cost-efficient and accepted by patients and consumers.
The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan has moved into its next phase with approval by the COAG Health Council in August 2017. The plan is distinguished by its greater emphasis on eating disorders, suicide prevention, improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health, reducing stigma around mental health and coordination of mental health treatment. This presents many opportunities for the mental health sector but also challenges in implementing its priority areas and delivering successful outcomes.
SANE is a national mental health charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness. SANE works to prevent suicide by providing tools and support to mental health workers.
This six-hour workshop builds on SANE’s Suicide Prevention and Recovery Guide to help health professionals reflect on suicide prevention in a recovery-oriented framework.
People experiencing mental health difficulties are at increased risk of suicide. Working with a suicidal client can be confronting, even for experienced mental health professionals. Knowing how to foster a sense of recovery while talking about suicide is essential, even in times of crisis.
This dynamic, interactive program is built on current research and insights from those with a lived experience. It includes group discussions, case studies and activities that address:
Obstacles to supporting people experiencing suicidality
Support for people bereaved by suicide
Recovery principles such as working with families and consumer-centred care, even when risk is involved
The National Mental Health Commission will share how its monitoring and reporting is delivering better outcomes for people who need mental health support.
Learn from Western NSW Local Health District’s coordinated approach to treatment which is enabling it to improve patient care through round-the-clock assistance.
Hear Michael Burge OAM explain the consumer perspective’s importance and how to integrate it into current mental health strategies.
R U OK?, Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Australia will present strategies to reduce the 3000 annual suicides nationwide by identifying, engaging and supporting the recovery of individuals at risk.
Discover from Minister Shane Rattenbury, MLA how the ACT is advancing its mental health priorities
Who Should attend Mental Health: Policy & Practice 2018
Mental Health: Policy & Practice 2018 has been specially designed for Directors, Heads, Senior Managers, Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Mental Health program officers who are involved in or have an interest in the public, private and community mental health sector in Australia: