BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND HOPE

BRISBANE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE 27-30 AUGUST 2019

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kim Mueser

Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. Dr. Mueser’s clinical and research interests include family psychoeducation, the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, psychiatric rehabilitation for serious mental illnesses, and the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. He is the co-author of over 10 books and treatment manuals, and has published extensively, including numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Mueser has also given numerous lectures and workshops on psychiatric rehabilitation, both nationally and internationally.

Louise Byrne

Dr Louise Byrne is a researcher with deep knowledge of organisational issues relevant to ‘lived experience’ mental health employment. Louise’s work is informed by her own experiences of mental health diagnosis, service use and periods of healing.

Louise is currently employed as a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University, in the School of Management.  Louise was awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in 2017 to conduct research on lived experience employment in the United States. During her Fulbright research, Louise was a visiting scholar within the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.  Louise is currently leading the development of a Framework for Lived Experience Workforce Development, funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission.

In recognition of her work in this area, Louise has received several industry and academic awards and been featured on respected national media, including Radio National ‘Life Matters’ and ABC’s ‘Q&A’.

Ofelia Altomare

Director of District 3, Micro-areas, Trieste Health Services Agency. She has a background in specialist nursing and rehabilitation.  Trieste is known as the City that Cares (La Città che Cura). Trieste micro-areas form an integral part of the health network, bringing together community members who are in need of assistance.  She will present an overview of the programs, how mental health is integrated into the health agency and the results of the latest research.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

WORKSHOP

Novel Approaches to Suicide Risk Management:

PROTECT – PROactive deTECTion

Through a range of case studies and experiential training, workshop attendees will explore many innovative concepts. Deep empathy, relational safety, despair map, risk response balance sheet and “creep – crash -crawl”  to name a few. The skills, knowledge and competencies needed are captured in four frameworks that make up PROTECT.

Who should attend? Doctors, nurses, psychologists, allied health workers, rehabilitation specialists and peer workers in mental health will benefit. Further information about PROTECT can be found here www.progress.guide.

International Workshop

Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019

Please register via the conference registration form.

FEATURED SYMPOSIA

These symposia provide in-depth investigation of topics of interest in the mental health sector.

2019 topics include:
• Mental Health, Substance Use and Discrimination – Three Key Issues for Australian Young People
• Novel Approaches to Suicide Risk Management
• Cognitive Remediation
• Community Development, Arts & Health
• Innovations in Community Services
• Mental Health Commissions

Featured Symposia

Music in Mind

CONCERT

Music in Mind

Orchestral Performance by the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University

For the first time ever at a TheMHS Conference, there will be an orchestral performance by the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University. It will focus on the theme of Music in Mind and will be a not-to-be missed opportunity to hear wonderful music as well as stimulating discussion with experts.

The event is from 6.30 – 8.00pm on Thursday 29 August 2019 and is included in your Conference registration fee.

CONFERENCE THEME

Building Healthy Communities: Stories of Resilience and Hope

Mental health treatment has undergone a momentous shift towards a recovery model and the promotion of good mental health and wellbeing for everyone.

But, how do we build healthy communities that support people to withstand, adapt and cope with mental health adversity?

Consumer and Carer Day

CONSUMER AND CARER DAY

Story, Resilience and Community

The day aims to open a dialogue to respectfully discuss the challenges both consumers and carers face. It will be a transformative day of story, peer leadership and building your own resilience toolkit. There will be the options to workshop and discuss issues within the consumer and carer experiences, there will be positive takeaway messages including self-care and resilience. The day will include activities, relaxation and mindfulness with a positive experience.

Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019

“When we deny stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending’” Brene Brown

Sponsorship & Exhibition

FAQ

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION