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Technology and practice change for mental health and substance use by Dana Leidl

Blog description: by Dana Leidl

This symposium provided a snapshot of three novel strategies to support practice change in the area of co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, developed at the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at UNSW.


S62: Volunteer model for mental health consumers in Emergency Departments.

Authors: Lisa Jones

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


A Powerful Life Narrative - Blog on Flick Grey's keynote

Blog description: Megan Still's blog on Flick Grey's keynote address

Flick Grey just gave us the most inspiring & articulate over share of her experiences with life, love & the power of community.


Discovery College - Jenna's blog

Blog description: Young people experiencing issues with their mental health don't see themselves as being on a recovery path but rather a 'discovery' path.


The Last Word by John Downie

Blog description: TheMHS is dangerous! It’s official! The pace of the week did not slow but crashed onto the shores of Friday in a tsunami of thoughts and ideas.


Open Dialogue: Can old dogs be taught new ways of being?

Blog description: The open dialogues approach to Mental Health Crisis


Trauma Informed Care

Blog description: Kath Sellick from University of Melbourne presented insightfully on her research about Trauma informed Care in Australia - "Trauma-Informed Care - a paradigm shift or a band aid on a broken system." She interviewed people who hear voices with a history of sexual abuse and mental health professionals who work with people who hear voices and have a history of sexual abuse.


Blog on keynote Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Blog description: Lewis Mehl-Madrona is a Cherokee man and a psychiatrist. It was a delight to start the morning with a greeting in traditional song. It set the scene for a talk on Indigenous culture and mental health. Early in Lewis’ career he worked as a roadie for a Medicine Man. Basically he carried their stuff and cleaned up after them.


The NDIS is an aeroplane being built as it flies along.

Blog description: When you start a session about one of the biggest social reforms since Medicare with a statement like that you can’t help but feel a bit nervous.


Caro Swanson's blog - The First Word @ TheMHS

Blog description: A stunning Sydney morning provided the perfect setting for the first day of the 27th TheMHS conference, Embracing Change-through innovation and lived experience.


AUDIO: The Authenticity of Choice in a personalised mental health system.

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

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


AUDIO: 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?

Authors:

    • Kim Ryan – CEO, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
    • Helen Glover – Consultant and Trainer
    • Peggy Brown – CEO, National Mental Health Commission
    • Sarah Hughes – CEO, Centre for Mental Health, UK

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

Authors: Karen Mellanby – Director of Networks and Communities, MIND UK

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


AUDIO: Address by Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO

Authors: Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

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

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

Authors: Catherine Goodwin – Drug & Mental Health Manager for Central and Eastern Sydney PHN

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

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

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


AUDIO: Personalised services: A first-hand account.

Authors: Sarah Hughes – CEO, Centre for Mental Health, UK & Former CEO, Mind in Cambridgeshire, UK

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

Authors: Sarah Johnson – NDIS Actuary, National Disability Insurance Agency

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

Authors: Peter Gianfrancesco – NSW State Manager, Neami National

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

Authors: Frank Quinlan – CEO, Mental Health Australia

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

Authors: Helen Killaspy – Professor and Honorary Consultant in Rehabilitation Psychiatry at University College London and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


AUDIO: Canada’s approach to personalising the mental health system.

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

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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

Authors: Helen Glover - Consultant and Trainer

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


Psychosocial disability and the NDIS – is there a “Catch 22”?

Blog description: The idea of choice is great – so important and relevant to recovery to be the master of your own destiny buuuut does the reality match the hopeful aspirations of what the NDIS can bring?

Written by a Summer Forum Delegate.


SLIDES: How are PHN's personalising the Mental Health System? Case Study 1

Authors: Catherine Goodwin - Drug & Mental Health Manager for Central and Eastern Sydney PHN

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


SLIDES: Australia’s Big Picture for the Future of the Mental Health System

Authors: Frank Quinlan - CEO, Mental Health Australia

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


SLIDES: Funding Personalisation - How can funding shape the system for the better?

Authors: Kathy Eagar - Director of the Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


SLIDES: Disruption as a force for change in the UK and Australia

Authors: Peter Gianfrancesco - NSW State Manager, Neami National

Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum


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