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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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Mark Smith blogs about Mental Health Commissioners and Commissions

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

Mark blogs about our Featured Symposium on Mental Health Commissioners and Commissions - different models, same direction.

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Odyssey's Jenny Boyle blogs about Joe MacDonald's keynote address

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

Clarity and complexity: Being a non-binary transgender person - check out Jenny's blog after listening to Joe's keynote address @ TheMHS Conference

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CEO of Walsh Trust, Rob Warriner, blogs about Robin Youngson's keynote address

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

"The heart of healing – a compassionate approach to mental illness" was the title of Robin Youngson's keynote address @ TheMHS Conference - check out Rob Warriner's blog.

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TheMHS Awards: Celebrating Success

Author: TheMHS Social Media Team
Posted on: Tue 30 August 2016 12:00
Category: Annual Conference

Blog from Leigh Murray, Family Advisor. In Rio we just finished celebrating the feats of our world’s best sportspeople. Today at TheMHS we celebrated (on a slightly smaller scale) some of our sector’s best people, services and initiatives in NZ and Australia.

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TheMHS Awards: Outstanding Peer Work

Author: TheMHS Social Media Team
Posted on: Fri 26 August 2016 12:00
Category: Annual Conference

New Zealand Associate Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dunne, gave these remarks @ TheMHS Conference.

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