- SF14 Discussion point: Constructing the non-autonomous person
Blog description: Cath Roper is discussing how mental health legislation that provides for involuntary treatment is a form of 'structural violence'. What are the implications of this lens for workers and consumers in mental health services? Though it may be helpful and justified, Cath argues that the removal of autonomy remains a form of violence and a moral wrong. Mental health legislation thus stains the hands of caregivers with the moral wrong of removing the autonomy of clients.READ MORE
- SF14 Session 3: Dr Bridget Hamilton: Nurses’ own health: a problem.
Blog description: Dr. Bridget Hamilton spoke with us today about the world of nursing and the difficulties faced by nurses on a daily basis, particularly within hospital settings. Dr Hamilton is a registered mental health nurse with over 30 years of experience working as clinician and researcher in public sector services. Dr Hamilton also teaches and researches at the University of Melbourne.READ MORE
- SF14 Session 2: Harbouring Doubts: Creating safe spaces to sit with uncertainty
Blog description: Cath Roper gave a thought provoking presentation regarding the trauma associated with involuntary care through mental health legislation.READ MORE
- SF14 Session 4: NSW Mental Health Commission and the draft Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW
Blog description: John Feneley spoke about the ongoing work of the NSW Mental Health Commission and their development of a draft Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW. You can read more and get updates from the Commission through their website.READ MORE
- SF14 Session 5: Rape crisis counseling: trauma, contagion and supervision
Blog description: Steve Segal presented on secondary traumatisation of volunteer rape crisis counsellors in rape crisis counselling services in Israel.READ MORE
- SF14 Session 4: NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley
Blog description: Commissioner John Feneley presented on trauma associated with the weaknesses of the current mental health system, and a vision for the future.READ MORE
- SF14 Choice bits from the speakers’ corner: Trauma in the mental health workforce
Blog description: Comments and questions from Day one's speakers' cornerREAD MORE
- 2014 Mental Health SERVICE Achievement Awards: Applications Close 17 April 2014
Blog description: 2014 THeMHS Mental Health SERVICE Achievement Awards applications are now open. Closing Date is 17 April 2014READ MORE
- 2014 Mental Health MEDIA Achievement Awards: Applications Are Open.
Blog description: We've had some fantastic applications for our Service Award categories. We are also looking forward to seeing the contributions for our Media Awards! Don't forget that 2014 TheMHS Mental Health MEDIA Achievement Awards applications are STILL OPEN. Closing Date is 1 May 2014READ MORE
- SANE Aust Awards Hocking Fellowship for Mental Health Awareness
Blog description: SANE Australia has announced the establishment of the Hocking Fellowship as a new award for the promotion of a better understanding of mental illness. The Award celebrates the work of Barbara Hocking OAM, Executive Director of SANE Australia, 1995-2012.READ MORE
- Call for Papers Now Open for TheMHS 2014
Blog description: The 2014 annual TheMHS Conference, to be held in Perth in August this year, is now CALLING FOR PAPERS!READ MORE
The theme for the 2014 Conference is "What We Share Makes Us Strong" and organisers are seeking a diverse range of submissions for presentations at the conference.