Experiences in infancy and childhood play a very important role in lifelong mental health. With 1 in 7 children experiencing mental health difficulties, this presentation will highlight the many opportunities across workforce groups to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of infants and children.
Deborah Lockwood from Relationships Australia SA, discusses how the simple, low-cost and culturally adaptable intervention of cue based infant massage can have a long-term impact on mental health.
Congratulations to Douglas Holmes, recipient of an OAM in The Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours for his for service to community health.
TheMHS congratulates Cath Chapman on winning the Australian Rotary Health Dissemination award for her groundbreaking work ‘Cracks in the Ice’ at the Society for Mental Health Research in Canberra on December 8.
Stemming from her research on ‘Cracks in the Ice’, originally presented at TheMHS 2017 Summer Forum, this online resource has since become an innovative portal for trusted information on Ice – used by thousands of Australians, and now as the basis of a similar Canadian initiative.
For Men’s Health Week, Bruce Jones shares his experience and highlights the importance of Peer Workers who ‘know how to yarn’ in supporting the recovery journey of people in the bush.
Being Bold to Be Heard – Tuesday 28th August 2018 – We know from experience and evidence that the best people to shape better outcomes for people living with and/or caring for someone with mental health issues, are those who also have a lived experience
As a professional with lived experience, keynote speaker at this year’s TheMHS Conference Matt Ball, shares his insights on the value of lived experience in the clinical setting.
Monya Murch-Gangemi provides and insight into her work on the the co-occurrence of problem gambling harm and people diagnosed with schizophrenia.