Nichole Sullivan discusses the role of “Communities of Practice” and their importance to mental health services
Dr Samuel Harvey is a Senior Lecturer in Workplace Mental Health at the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute. He is a psychiatrist, general practitioner and epidemiologist with a particular interest in the relationship between mental health and work.
Harry Lovelock and Jan Louise Godfrey from the APS spoke with us about team-based approaches to psychological health in the workplace.
Prof. Gournay CBE concludes this year’s forum with a discussion of how today’s mental health care system responds to trauma.
Cath Roper is discussing how mental health legislation that provides for involuntary treatment is a form of ‘structural violence’. What are the implications of this lens for workers and consumers in mental health services? Though it may be helpful and justified, Cath argues that the removal of autonomy remains a form of violence and a moral wrong. Mental health legislation thus stains the hands of caregivers with the moral wrong of removing the autonomy of clients.
Dr. Bridget Hamilton spoke with us today about the world of nursing and the difficulties faced by nurses on a daily basis, particularly within hospital settings. Dr Hamilton is a registered mental health nurse with over 30 years of experience working as clinician and researcher in public sector services. Dr Hamilton also teaches and researches at the University of Melbourne.
Cath Roper gave a thought provoking presentation regarding the trauma associated with involuntary care through mental health legislation.
John Feneley spoke about the ongoing work of the NSW Mental Health Commission and their development of a draft Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW. You can read more and get updates from the Commission through their website.