Author: Amelia Traino Posted on: Fri 1 September 2017 10:00 Category:
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.
Author: Geoff Harris Posted on: Thu 31 August 2017 12:00 Category:
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.
Session 2 – Steps to Personalising the System. By Tully Rosen
Author: TheMHS Social Media Team Posted on: Fri 24 February 2017 15:00 Category:
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.
Choice and control – what does it mean? By Helen Killaspy
Author: TheMHS Social Media Team Posted on: Thu 23 February 2017 10:00 Category:
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.