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Open Dialogue: Can old dogs be taught new ways of being?

Author: Paul Clenaghan
Posted on: Fri 1 September 2017 10:00
Category: Annual Conference

Carolyn Durrant and Flick Gray
The open dialogues approach to Mental Health Crisis

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By Amelia Traino

Author: Amelia Traino
Posted on: Fri 1 September 2017 10:00
Category: Annual Conference

Kath Sellick from University of Melbourne presented insightfully on her research about Trauma informed Care in Australia - "Trauma-Informed Care - a paradigm shift or a band aid on a broken system." She interviewed people who hear voices with a history of sexual abuse and mental health professionals who work with people who hear voices and have a history of sexual abuse.

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By Geoff Harris

Author: Geoff Harris
Posted on: Thu 31 August 2017 12:00
Category: Annual Conference

Lewis Mehl-Madrona is a Cherokee man and a psychiatrist. It was a delight to start the morning with a greeting in traditional song. It set the scene for a talk on Indigenous culture and mental health. Early in Lewis’ career he worked as a roadie for a Medicine Man. Basically he carried their stuff and cleaned up after them.

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The NDIS is an aeroplane being built as it flies along.

Author: Louise Pascale
Posted on: Thu 31 August 2017 09:00
Category: Annual Conference

When you start a session about one of the biggest social reforms since Medicare with a statement like that you can’t help but feel a bit nervous.

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By Caro Swanson

Author: Caro Swanson
Posted on: Thu 31 August 2017 09:00
Category: Annual Conference

A stunning Sydney morning provided the perfect setting for the first day of the 27th TheMHS conference, Embracing Change-through innovation and lived experience.

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Psychosocial disability and the NDIS – is there a “Catch 22”?

Author: TheMHS Social Media Team
Posted on: Mon 6 March 2017 09:00
Category: Summer Forum

The idea of choice is great – so important and relevant to recovery to be the master of your own destiny buuuut does the reality match the hopeful aspirations of what the NDIS can bring?

Written by a Summer Forum Delegate.

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Session 2 – Steps to Personalising the System. By Tully Rosen

Author: TheMHS Social Media Team
Posted on: Fri 24 February 2017 15:00
Category: Summer Forum

Session 2 expanded on steps to personalising the mental health system. Presentations by Karen Mellanby (Director of Networks and Communities at Mind, UK), Ed Mantler (Vice President of Programs and Priorities at the Mental Health commission of Canada) and Eddie Bartnik (Strategic Adviser on Mental health, Local Area Coordinating and Community Capacity Building, National Disability Insurance Agency) drew from the international experience of personalisation and compared and contrasted Australia’s experience with that of the UK and Canada. The session presented a number of key issues that will be important to consider as Australia adapts to the NDIS and a more personalised mental health system.

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Choice and control – what does it mean? By Helen Killaspy

Author: TheMHS Social Media Team
Posted on: Thu 23 February 2017 10:00
Category: Summer Forum

At the opening plenary session of the 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum, Helen Glover and Ken Thompson addressed the tensions that exist in mental health services in promoting autonomy whilst providing support.

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Read what former All Black says about Māori and Pacific Symposium @ TheMHS Conference

Author: TheMHS Social Media Team
Posted on: Thu 1 September 2016 13:00
Category: Annual Conference

Facilitated by former All Black Saveatama Eroni Clarke, this Symposium looked at "Innovative approaches using technology for working cross culturally with Māori and Pacific people".

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Read what David Codyre, Consultant Psychiatrist @ East Tamaki Healthcare, says about Symposium

Author: TheMHS Social Media Team
Posted on: Wed 31 August 2016 11:00
Category: Annual Conference

David blogs about our Featured Symposium on Service, Quality, Mental Health and Wellbeing

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