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Transition to Care Coordination: a 2 day training
Mind is offering the opportunity for interested workers to participate in the newly developed training for workers who will be moving into Care coordination roles. This training will be relevant for workers undertaking Partners in Recovery support facilitation roles. For more information, click here.
Prof Larry Davidson - public events
Larry Davidson, Professor of Psychology at the Yale University School of Medicine, will present a lecture on The contribution to mental health reform by people who have experienced mental health challenges.
Melbourne: 5.30pm - 6.45 pm, Monday 1st July at Melbourne University. For information click here to download a flier.
Adelaide: 2 - 3:30pm, Tuesday 2 July 2013. Centenary Building, University of South Australia. Click here to download a flier.
Friday 5th July, from 12.30 - 2pm.
Venue: The Centre, Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd., Ivanhoe.
Professor Davidson's presentation is entitled: Engagement and Recovery for people with complex needs. Professor Davidson will focus his comments on the need for practitioners to base their interventions on an empathic understanding of their clients' life experiences as well as on scientific evidence. He will propose strategies staff can use in this respect to engage people with complex needs and to promote their recovery and social inclusion. For more information, click here.
For enquiries about any of the above events contact Anthony Stratford email@example.com
Insight - Young Carers
Insight, a current affairs program on SBS, recently broadcast a show focussing on you carers. It featured many young carers, as well as Mind’s Carer Consultant Michelle Swann, talking about her experience as a 10 year old caring for her mother when she became unwell. To watch the show, click here.
A different view
Come along and view the Mind Sprout Photography Group images from 19 June to 19 July 2013. For further information click here.
NDIS to be rolled out across Victoria
The Victorian Coalition and Commonwealth Governments reached a historic agreement that will allow for the full roll-out of the NDIS, now known as DisabilityCare Australia, across Victoria.
The agreement will provide more than 100,000 Victorian residents with significant or profound disability choice and control over the care and support they receive.
For bulletin click here.
23rd annual TheMHS Conference
Mind Australia works with NorthWestern Mental Health to deliver the 23rd annual TheMHS Conference which will be held in Melbourne from 20-23 August.
This four-day educational and networking event will involve a broad cross-section of the Australian and New Zealand mental health sectors including both clinical and community-based practitioners, families, carers, consumers and service, policy and research managers. The conference will provide participants with the opportunity to engage in considered discussion and debate of the significant issues and services important to Forging the Future of the mental health landscape in our rapidly changing world.
Why not join us for this stimulating event? Be at the forefront! Contribute to shaping more innovative policy and services responses to championing enhanced consumer choice and empowerment.
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Note: The 2013 TheMHS Conference brochure will be available later in May.
Peter Cave Art Exhibition 2013 Vic - 3 June - 30 June 2013
Peter has a love of art. It gives him great pleasure and is a major source of relaxation. He has been painting since he was 14. Landscapes and sea-scapes are his favourites. He also enjoys painting cityscapes, lifestyles, variations of lifestyles and still-life. Peter is a prolific artist. He has hundreds of paintings, and has been selling his paintings off and on for years.
Expanding mental health services in Ballarat
Mind Australia is delighted that it will receive an additional $658,805 of Federal Government funding for its Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) work in Ballarat.
Click here to view full press release.
New youth mental health service opens in Dandenong
An innovative service with 10 new mental health beds specifically for young people from Dandenong and surrounding suburbs was officially opened today by the Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge.
Click here to view full press release.
The Autumn 2013 edition of Write Mind newsletter is now available. Click here to download.
The April colloquium presented research findings on Peer support in mental health: an exploratory study of PHaMS in Victoria. The presenters were Emma Gale and Bridget Hamilton.
Youth-based mental health centre opens in Bendigo
A new youth-focussed service responds to the health and mental health needs of young people in the Bendigo and Loddon Mallee area. The Bendigo Youth Prevention and Recovery Care Service provides 24-hour treatment and support for young people aged 16–25 and is operated by Bendigo Health in partnership with Mind Australia.
Indonesia to end practice of shackling mental patients
The practice, known locally as pasung, was banned in 1977 but has continued to thrive because of inadequate mental health services, especially in rural areas.
Mind's Senior Business Development Officer, Anthony Strattford speaks to ABC Radio Australia about this important news.
For full interview click on link below.
Mind sponsors a forum on what the NDIS means for mental health service providers
On the 4 December 2012, Mind Australia held a forum at the MCG for stakeholders in mental health, including service providers, consumers and carers, to consider the likely impacts of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on the delivery of mental health supports and resources.
The forum was chaired by Dr Rhonda Galbally AO and addressed by the Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing. People heard from presenters from government and other service providers who are involved in the implementation of the NDIS.
Click on the folowing links to download more information including the day’s program, a sample of speaker presentations and a summary of the key points from participant discussions.
The Summer 2013 edition of Mind's newsletter Open Mind is now available. Click here to download.
The Prevention and Recovery Care Exit Survey
This report outlines the process and outcomes of conducting an exit survey over a three month trial by three participating Mind Australia Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) services. The report is written by Dr Lisa Brophy, and Michael Loh, Service Development Manager at Mind.
Mind Colloquium Series
Nine colloquia held since September 2011, and at the conclusion of each session, people attending are asked to complete an evaluation form. These responses have been collated into a report on the series which can be found here.
The video of the most recent Colloquium presented by Dr Erin Holloway on Recovery from serious mental illness: examing traditional clinical and psychosocial factors is now available for viewing through YouTube. Click here to access.
Using Outcome Measures in Mind Australia: discussion paper
Mind Australia has a commitment to examining the quality and effectiveness of its services, and outcome measurement provides an important contribution to this commitment. Click here for more information.
The THI (Trauma & Homelessness Initiative) has just released the literature review on The Nature of the Relationship between Traumatic Events in People’s Lives and Homelessness. For more information click here.
Press Release: New Mental Health Act for Victoria
“The policy reforms proposed by the Baillieu Government for a new Mental Health Act are welcome and necessary”, said Gerry Naughtin, Chief Executive of Mind Australia, a major provider of mental health services in Victoria.
“We congratulate the Government and Minister Wooldridge for taking the time to refine and improve on the earlier proposals by the Brumby Government”, he said. “There has been extensive public consultation in the development of these proposals and there is strong community support for the principles contained in this policy initiative”, he said.
Mind considers that the proposed Mental Health Act is based on a sound set of principles that will strengthen the capacity of people with mental illness to exercise their rights when they are seriously ill. Click here for the complete statement by Mind Australia.