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Keynote Speaker: Welcome Melody Riefer

TheMHS is pleased to welcome Melody Riefer, MSW, Senior Associate and Director in Training at Pat Deegan, PhD & Associates as one of our 2014 Key Note Speakers.

Melody has over 30 years experience in mental health services, having worked in in-patient settings and in psychosocial rehabilitation programs, and all sorts of advocacy work. All of Melody’s work in informed by and benefits from her personal journey of recovery from serious mental illness.

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Registrations Now Open for TheMHS Conference 2014

Join us for the 24th Annual TheMHS Conference 2014 in the beautiful city of Perth. Registrations are now open.



This year promises to be an engaging event not to be missed! Be part of the wide network of multi-disciplinary delegates from across Australia, New Zealand and the world to attend. The theme for 2014 is “What We Share Makes Us Strong” and we are dedicated to delivering an interactive, stimulating and creative environment for you to enjoy, participate, learn and share.

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SF14 Session 7: Your trauma, my trauma: creating trauma-informed working environments

Corinne Henderson is a psychotherapist and a Senior Policy Advisor at MHCC. Corinne focuses primarily on policy and legislative reform; practice and sector innovation, centered particularly on human rights and the interface between mental health and the legislation and the promotion of Trauma Informed Care & Practice nationally. She also is a member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal.

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