Implementing the priorities of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan and the outcomes for the mental health sector

Pre-Conference Workshop | 6 March 2018, Melbourne
Conference | 7 - 8 March 2018, Melbourne
 
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.

Mental Health: Policy & Practice 2018 Agenda

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address
Susan Barron Hamilton, Director Miscellaneous Objective Bureau 

POLICY OUTLOOK

09:10

Opening Keynote: Implementation of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan
Lucy Brogden, Co-Chair, National Mental Health Commission  
 

09:40

Ministerial Keynote: Advancing mental health in the ACT
Shane Rattenbury MLA, Minister for Mental Health, ACT Government 

10:10

Coordinated treatment for complex mental health issues

10:35

MORNING TEA 

COORDINATED TREATMENT AND SUPPORT

10:55

An evidence-based approach to delivering mental health care
Sarah Pollock, Executive Director Research and Advocacy, Mind Australia

11:20

Case-Study: Consumer’s perspective on mental health delivery
Michael Burge OAM, Consumer Advocate/Wellness Warrior, Board Director at World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) & Vice President for Oceania Region 

11:45

Partnerships Panel: Improving community outcomes in mental health and suicide prevention
Sue Murray, CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia
Brendan Maher, CEO, R U OK?
Alan Woodward, Executive Director Lifeline Research Foundation, Lifeline Australia

12:35

NETWORK LUNCH 

INDIGENOUS MENTAL HEALTH

13:35

Mental Health from the Aboriginal Perspective
Aunty Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, Director/Chaplain, Indigenous Wellbeing Centre

14:00

Indigenous Panel: Working with the community to provide more effective mental health 
Aunty Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, Director/Chaplain, Indigenous Wellbeing Centre
Peter Shine, Director Aboriginal Health, Northern Sydney LHD
Professor Gracelyn Smallwood, Professor of Nursing and Midwifery - Community Engagement, Central Queensland University

14:50

AFTERNOON TEA 

LGBTIQ MENTAL HEALTH

15:10

Developing a LGBTIQ mental health strategy
William Leonard, Director, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria 

15:35

Case Study: QLife – Australia’s first national LGBTIQ counselling and referral service
Ross Jacobs, Clinical Director, Qlife 

16:00

Roundtable Sessions
Dr Claire Kelly, Manager of Youth Programs, Mental Health First Aid Australia 

17:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address & Close of Day One

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address
Susan Barron-Hamilton, Director, Miscellaneous Objectives Bureau

09:10

Keynote: Delivering on the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019
Ivan Frkovic, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner, Queensland Government

INTEGRATED REGIONAL PLANNING AND SERVICE DELIVERY

09:50

GP Panel: Talking to doctors about mental health
Dr Ashley Hayes, GP, Creswick & Clunes Medical Centre
Dr Lena Sanci, GP, Family Planning Victoria – Action Centre
Dr Caroline Johnson, GP, Surrey Hills Medical Centre
Dr Jan Orman, GP Services Consultant, Black Dog Institute
tives Bureau 
 

10:40

MORNING TEA

11:00

Integrated regional planning and service delivery for mental health

11:25

Early intervention: diagnosing, referring and treating youth mental health issues
Simon Rice, Clinical Psychologist & Senior Research Fellow, Orygen 

11:50

Panel discussion: Mental health challenges in rural versus urban areas
David Grant, General Manager – Commissioning & Partnerships, Sydney North Primary Health Network
Jennifer Bowers, CEO, Rural & Remote Mental Health
Elizabeth Little, CEO, Rural Alive & Well
Associate Professor Geoffrey Argus, Director of Southern Queensland Rural Health, University of Queensland
Zoe Evans, Regional Manager, Wellways Australia 

12:40

NETWORKING LUNCH 

SAFETY AND QUALITY IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE

13:40

Destigmatising mental health: the next step
Marc Bryant, Program Manager, Suicide Prevention, Everymind 

DIGITAL SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH

14:05

Case Study: My Digital Health
Professor Britt Klein, Director, My Digital Health 

14:25

Case Study: eMHPrac – Raising health practitioner awareness of e-mental health
Professor David Kavanagh, Director, e-MHPrac

14:45

Panel: Accessing e-Mental Health
David Millard, Manager Digital Health, Eastern Melbourne PHN
Nick Prendergast, Digital Health Manager, Movember Foundation
Ellen McNaught, Senior Manager Innovation and Projects, Neami National
Dr Frank Muscara, Digital Clinical Innovator, The Royal Children’s Hospital

15:15

AFTERNOON TEA

MENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE

15:35

Insurance Panel: Providing accessible private health insurance for consumers
Rachel David, CEO, Private Healthcare Australia
Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director Health Insurance, Bupa
Dr Linda Swan, Chief Medical Officer, Medibank
Donal Byrne, Head of Clinical Operations, nib

PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH

16:25

Case Study: National Agenda for Eating Disorders
Christine Morgan, CEO, Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders 

16:50

Improving physical health for those with mental illness
Sarah Coker, Director of Programs, SANE Australia
Co-presenter: Jenny Carmuciano 

17:15

Chairperson’s Closing Address and End of Conference

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Mental Health: Policy & Practice 2018 Workshop

Presented by SANE Australia
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
 
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Mental Health: Policy & Practice 2018 Speakers

Lucy Brogden

Chair

National Mental Health Commission

Sarah Pollock

Executive Director Research and Advocacy

Mind Australia

Michael Burge OAM

Consumer Advocate/Wellness Warrior, Board Director & Vice President

World Federation for Mental Health;Oceania Region

Sue Murray

CEO

Suicide Prevention Australia

Brendan Maher

CEO

R U OK

Alan Woodward

Executive Director Lifeline Research Foundation

Lifeline Australia

Aunty Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian

Director/Chaplain

Indigenous Wellbeing Centre

Peter Shine

Director Aboriginal Health

Northern Sydney LHD

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Why Attend Mental Health: Policy & Practice 2018

  • 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:
  • PHNs, LHDs, HHSes
  •  Managing Directors, C-Level Executives, Chairman, Directors, Heads, Senior Managers
  • Mental Health Services for adults and youth, Community services to support people living with mental illness
  • Community Services, Planning, Policy and Project
  • Not-for-Profits  
 

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Mental Health: Policy & Practice 2018 Location

Pre-Conference Workshop | 6 March 2018, Melbourne
Workshop Room: Market Room 2
 
Conference | 7-8 March 2018, Melbourne
Oaks on Market
Address: 60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 
Conference Room: Market Rooms 2 and 3