Agenda

08:30

09:00

POLICY OUTLOOK

09:10

  • A strategic framework to guide national monitoring and reporting
  • Role of cross-sector collaboration
  • A mental health research strategy for better future treatment

09:40

  • Establishing the ACT Office of Mental Health 
  • Actioning advice from the ACT Mental Health Advisory Council
  • ACT youth early intervention

10:10

  • GPs’ role in assessment, treatment and referral
  • Coordinated treatment between PHNs, LHNs and agencies 
  • Partnerships’ role in mental health reform

10:35

COORDINATED TREATMENT AND SUPPORT

10:55

  • Translating research into effective mental health services
  • Ensuring that services are effective, efficient and accepted by people with mental illness
  • Setting priorities for cost-effective mental health interventions

11:20

  • Getting actionable consumer feedback
  • Effective advocacy to government
  • Carer and consumer capacity building for superior mental health delivery

11:45

  • Collaborating with community organisations to reduce the risk of depression, anxiety and suicide in multicultural communities
  • Working with business, community and government to promote workplace mental health and supporting employees at risk of suicide
  • Driving mental health and suicide prevention research through university partnerships that translate to clinical practice and policy

12:35

INDIGENOUS MENTAL HEALTH

13:35

  • A culturally defined definition of mental health
  • Behavioural, emotional and physical manifestations of mental health discord
  • The role of healing for good mental health

14:00

  • Training indigenous psychologists and culturally competent health services
  • Engaging indigenous communities for mental health delivery
  • Community-based indigenous mental health

14:50

LGBTIQ MENTAL HEALTH

15:10

  • Understanding the impact of LGBTIQ experiences
  • Evaluating marriage equality’s impact on LGBTIQ mental health
  • Formulating a mental health strategy reflecting LGBTIQ diversity

15:35

  • Providing nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to LGBTI people and their families
  • Sharing our approach to working with the lived experience of LGBTI people in Australia
  • Guides and resources for health professionals working with LGBTI communities

16:00

Roundtable sessions allow for extended discussion among a small group and are excellent for giving and receiving targeted feedback.
 
How it works:
A moderator will host each table. Each session begins with a 5-minute topic introduction by the moderator, followed by 50 minutes of discussion and feedback. Moderators will have 3-4 targeted questions to focus the discussion. 
Roundtable A  
Mitigating and preventing youth suicide 
 
Rountable B 
Evaluating the effectiveness of PHNs and LHNs in mental health delivery 

17:00

08:30

09:00

09:10

  • Supporting the development of a new model to bring together mental health clinicians and police to ensure better outcomes for people in contact with the criminal justice system
  • Improving early intervention for young people through improving collaboration between the mental health sector and schools
  • Delivering on action plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and rural mental health and wellbeing

INTEGRATED REGIONAL PLANNING AND SERVICE DELIVERY

09:50

  • Providing effective GP mental health training
  • Working with mental health services for patient support
  • Developing mental health treatment plans and appropriately referring patients

10:40

11:00

  • Supporting service integration through PHNs and LHNs
  • Partnering mental health services with broader areas including housing and education
  • Extending integration into prevention and early intervention

11:25

  • Partnering with schools, community organisations and mental health services
  • Developing youth mental health policies
  • Promoting youth awareness through mental health curriculam

11:50

  • Overcoming distance through telehealth and eHealth services
  • Attracting medical professionals to rural and regional Australia
  • Encouraging patients to overcome stigma and seek treatment

12:40

SAFETY AND QUALITY IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE

13:40

  • Media role in shaping community mental health perceptions
  • Reducing stigma through educational and contact approaches
  • How high-profile figures can destigmatise mental illness

DIGITAL SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH

14:05

  • Providing the public with 9 free digital health programs
  • Equipping healthcare practitioners with the tools to ‘do’ digital health with clients
  • Evaluating via ‘real world’ pilot testing

14:25

  • Training health practitioners in e-mental health
  • Closing the gap for indigenous people through e-mental health
  • Combining face-to-face and e-mental health 

14:45

  • Evaluating e-mental health’s complementarity with physical mental health services
  • Empowering consumers through e-mental health
  • Using e-health for data collection 

15:15

MENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE

15:35

  • Assessing the role of private health insurance in the healthcare system
  • Empowering consumers to select the right private health insurance package
  • Ensuring a transparent and competitive mental health insurance market

PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH

16:25

  • Creating access to safe treatment for eating disorders
  • Establishing early access to safe treatment
  • Enabling sustainable recovery for eating disorder patients

16:50

  • Ensuring physical health needs are addressed from the outset
  • Training mental health services on the importance of nutrition, exercise, health literacy and antipsychotic medication’s side effects
  • Promoting mental health care and recovery through peer support

17:15