- Keynote Presentation: Pat Bracken: Critical Thought as a Strong and Positive Force for Change in Mental Health
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Event: 2014 TheMHS Conference
- Keynote Presentation: Melody Riefer: How Storytelling Makes Us Strong and Changes the World!
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Event: 2014 TheMHS Conference
- SF 15 Session 5a – Max Birchwood: Being young, male and experiencing first psychosis. What do we know works?
Blog description: Professor Max Birchwood opened his keynote address for day two of TheMHS summer forum by saying he could “bore us for hours”, but what followed was a passionate and fascinating account of his wide body of work and world-first trials focusing on psychosis in males. Max explained that young males with psychosis are prone to severe disability and he wants to know how we can help them?READ MORE
- TheMHS 2014 S037: Keynote Day 2 – Melody Riefer and the CommonGround approach
Blog description: Melody Riefer shared her own stories as well as introducing us to the CommonGround approach to storytelling. See Melody’s abstract here. Melody argued that “no...READ MORE
- THEMHS 2014: Discussion point – Critical psychiatry, recovery and our state of mind
Blog description: What if trying to "fix" the system is counterproductive?READ MORE
- Keynote Speaker: Welcome Melody Riefer
Blog description: 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.READ MORE
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.
- Registrations Now Open for TheMHS Conference 2014
Blog description: Join us for the 24th Annual TheMHS Conference 2014 in the beautiful city of Perth. Registrations are now open.READ MORE
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.
- SF14 Keynote Address: Professor Kevin Gournay
Blog description: Kevin Gournay is presented on research into mental health workers' experiences of trauma in the workplace. He explored the implications of The Claybury Stress Study and other research investigating predictors of community psychiatric nurses' wellbeing.READ MORE
- New Website For TheMHS
Blog description: The launch of this new website for The Mental Health Services Conference Inc (TheMHS) is a landmark moment in our organisation’s history. The ways in which mental health service professionals, consumers and carers access and use information is rapidly changing. TheMHS is working hard to respond to those changes.READ MORE
This new website will allow us to immediately deliver information in a more timely, interesting and easily accessible format. It will allow our constituents to stay informed about TheMHS activities and services, about broader mental health issues and announcements and to engage with TheMHS in an efficient and effective way.