- SF 15 Session 1 – Max Birchwood: Being young, male and experiencing first psychosis
Blog description: Key points:READ MORE
Early intervention in psychosis services are well articulated and have a developing evidence base
We are coming to understanding both their strengths and limitations
Males with social difficulties predating the first onset of psychosis are among those who are not responding well to early psychosis services and deserve renewed attention in research and service planning
In terms of managing risk of harm to self and other, it is important to determine whether antisocial behaviour predating psychosis onset is a risk factor for psychosis or a characteristic of the prodromal period. That is, is violence risk part of the illness or is it a separate and largely independent risk factor? Max argues that antisocial behaviour predating FEP acts as a risk factor for acting on positive symptoms such as command hallucinations.
- SF 15 Session 2a – Richie Poulton : Men and mental health – What has the longitudinal research taught us?
Blog description: Professor Richie Poulton is the Director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit, which conducts the Dunedin Longitudinal Study. He is also the Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Social Development in New Zealand. In this talk he gave information on the Dunedin Longitudinal Study relevant to men's mental health.READ MORE
- SF 15 Session 2b – Sebastian Robertson: Why we should leave the toilet seat up
Blog description: How can we engage young people, especially young men, in the prevention of mental ill health?READ MORE
How do we transition the talk into action?
- SF 15 Session 3a – Jane Pirkis: Depression and suicidality in males
Blog description: Jane Pirkis discussed the issue of depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviours in males.READ MORE
- SF 15 Session 3b – Beaver Hudson: Last orders – young men, drunk and disturbed
Blog description: Emergency departments are becoming the focus of psychiatric interventions more than ever before. Talking from his role as a Service Manager at St Vincent's Hospital, Beaver Hudson raises the following questions: are emergency departments sufficiently equipped to treat these cases; do young males need to be brought into emergency departments; and are we relying too much on risk assessments in emergency departments?READ MORE
- SF 15 Session 4 – Mick Adams: Defining mental wellbeing within an Aboriginal male concept
Blog description: Adjunct Professor Mick Adams is a descendent of the Yadhiagana people of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, having traditional family ties with the Gringji people of Central Western Northern Territory and extended family relationship with the people of the Torres Straits, Warlpiri (Yuendumu), and East Arnhem Land (Gurrumaru) communities.READ MORE
- TheMHS Awards – Applications are Now Open
Blog description: We believe that achievements in mental health services are something to be acknowledged and celebrated and would encourage you to consider entering your service or program. There are a few entry requirements, so please do continue to find out whether your program or service is eligible. Submit your application today!READ MORE
- TheMHS 2014 S097: Featured Symposium: From Grand Designs to Better Lives: Making Systemic Change Happen
Blog description: Panel speakers: Dr Ken Thompson, Mary O’Hagan and Frank Quinlan Each speaker was individually introduced and present their views on the topic: Grand Designs to...READ MORE
- TheMHS 2014 S099: Are we making a difference? The use of the HSCL-25 in a torture rehabilitation counselling service for refugees
Blog description: Presented by April Pearman and Alyssa Lillee You can see the abstract for this presentation here. The HSCL-25 is available here. ASSETTS is an organisation...READ MORE
- TheMHS 2014 S096: Changing Mental Health Services Culture
Blog description: Presentation: Coming Out (of the goldfish bowl) - Breaking down the barriers and challenging the culture of mental health services.READ MORE
Speakers: Peri O'Shea, Cath Roper, Anne Francis.