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2017 Summer Forum

Program Outline

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All sessions will include time for speakers to answer questions from the audience.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 1: Choice and Control – What Does It Mean?

CHAIR: PETER MCGEORGE

If self-determination is the answer, what would services be spectacular at?

Helen Glover - Consultant and Trainer, with professional background in social work and education, as well as lived experience of her own recovery from mental illness.

The tendency of “Mental Health Systems” to remove choice.

Ken Thompson - Principal Psychiatrist, Visible Hands Consulting, Pittsburgh, USA and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry for the University of Pittsburgh.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea - Day 1
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Session 2: Steps to Personalising the System

CHAIR: CATH CHAPMAN

UK National Policies on Personalisation – how can they be implemented across 140 sites?

Karen Mellanby - Director of Networks and Communities, MIND UK

Canada’s approach to personalising the mental health system.

Ed Mantler – Vice President Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada

NDIS 2017: How will personalisation and personal budgets improve peoples’ lives?

Eddie Bartnik – Strategic Adviser on Mental Health, Local Area Coordinating and Community Capacity Building, National Disability Insurance Agency.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch - Day 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Session 3: Changing the System

CHAIR: MAREE TEESSON

Personalised services: A first-hand account.

Sarah Hughes - CEO, Centre for Mental Health, UK & Former CEO MIND, Cambridge, UK.

Disruption as a force for change in the UK and Australia.

Peter Gianfrancesco - NSW State Manager, Neami National

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Tea - Day 1
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 4: Personalisation: Evidence Check

CHAIR: ALAN ROSEN

Australia’s big picture for the future of the mental health system.

Frank Quinlan – CEO, Mental Health Australia

What helps recovery for people with complex psychosis; what’s the evidence?

Helen Killaspy - Professor and honorary consultant in rehabilitation psychiatry at University College London and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Function

Friday, February 24, 2017

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

WELCOME and Launch of 2017 TheMHS Awards

INTRODUCTION BY ROGER GURR

Address by Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO

TheMHS Award Video

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 5: Funding, Methodology & Personalisation

CHAIR: TULLY ROSEN

How is the NDIS different to the past and what are the funding implications?

Sarah Johnson – NDIS Actuary, National Disability Insurance Agency

Funding Personalisation – How can funding shape the system for the better?

Kathy Eagar – Director of the Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Morning Tea - Day 2
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Session 6: The System and Provision of Choice

CHAIR: VIVIENNE MILLER

How are PHN’s personalising the Mental Health System? Case Study 1.

Catherine Goodwin – Drug & Mental Health Managing for CESPHN

How are PHN’s personalising the Mental Health System? Case Study 2.

Jeff Cheverton – Executive Director, Commissioning, North Western Melbourne PHN

The Authenticity of Choice in a personalised mental health system.

Julie Anderson – Executive Officer, Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch - Day 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Session 7: Building Workforce Capacity

CHAIR: KEVIN KELLEHEAR

New funding strategies are driving new systems of mental health care.  How does an organisation plan for and manage its workforce? What are the outcomes for people with lived experience who need these services?

Each speaker is given 5 minutes to explain and illustrate their point of view. 

  • Kim Ryan – CEO, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • Helen Glover – Consultant and trainer, with professional background in social work and education, as well as lived experience of her own recovery from mental illness
  • Peggy Brown – CEO, National Mental Health Commission
  • Sarah Hughes – CEO, Centre for Mental Health, UK

 

 

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Tea - Day 2
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 8: Future Steps to Achieving Choice and Control

CHAIR: ROGER GURR

Are we building solid foundations now in order to achieve the goal of personal choice and control for people living with mental health disorders?

  • Peggy Brown
  • Julie Anderson
  • Karen Mellanby

Pathways to Choice and Control

Ken Thompson - Principal Psychiatrist, Visible Hands Consulting, Pittsburgh, USA and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry for the University of Pittsburgh.