Sydney Seminar with Pat Bracken and Derrick Silove

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Transcultural Mental Health: SURVIVING or THRIVING

Speakers: Professor Derrick Silove and Dr Pat Bracken

Venue: Figtree Conference Centre Richmond PRA
5 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Date: 2 September 2014
Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Cost: Full Fee $60, Concession $40
Registration: Please register online here.

Registrations will also be available onsite.

Who is this workshop for?

Clinicians, support workers, counsellors, consumers, carers, migrants, refugees and everyone with an interest in the issues. This workshop includes afternoon tea This seminar will explore global to local perspectives on transcultural mental health practice with migrant and refugee populations.

The seminar will emphasise the importance of understanding both the consumer’s personal journey and collective experiences within a cultural context. Mental health services will be provided with practical skills to assist individuals and communities to restore their health with balance, purpose and meaning in life as well as enable services to develop sustainable relationships with individuals and communities to nurture this process.

Not since post World War II has NSW experienced such rapid changes in its demographic profile. Future projections indicate continued growth, with global migration patterns and changes to humanitarian intakes influencing how we plan, develop and coordinate mental health and other related services. Preparing for this will be crucial to creating communities and services which are responsive and adaptive. Only by engaging with culture in an active and reciprocal way can 

we work together to create better mental health for all in the 21st century. Models of care must be culturally responsive, socially inclusive and implemented with a community development focus. Ultimately mental health services should support communities to thrive not just survive