Monthly Archives: March 2014

6th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

SAVE THE DATE 12 – 14 November 2014 - Commercial Club, AlburyThe number of Australians experiencing mental health problems in rural and remote areas is estimated to be comparable to major urban centres. However, the rural and … Continue reading

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TheMHS Conference 2014

Join us in 2014 for one of Australasia’s longest running and premier mental health conferences. TheMHS Conference 2014 will be held in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 26-29 August 2014. This year’s theme is … Continue reading

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Disability Services Commissioner Occasional Paper released: Families and service providers working together

This is the second in the Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) series of Occasional Papers on ‘Learning from Complaints’. The paper responds to a consistent theme in DSC work, which has been the resolution of complaints that have arisen from a … Continue reading

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Mental Health Work Force National Practice Standards

The twelve practice standards for those who work in mental health services within the professions of psychiatry, nursing, social work, psychology and occupational therapy have been released and are available here.

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Family and carer involvement in mental health services

The Victorian Department of Health has released a progress report on the participation of families and carers in public mental health services in Victoria. Click here to view the report.

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Tasmania: A conversation in mental health

All carers and their families are invited to attend this important discussion.Relevant speakers from Mental Health Services will be there to provide information on the new Mental Health Act and answer any questions about the RHH Redevelopment.WHEN: Wednesday 16th AprilWHERE: … Continue reading

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Mental Health at Work: What everyone should know

Source: ForbesDate: 19 March 2014Mental health at work is an issue for all businesses, of all sizes, from self-employed singletons to corporations that employ thousands. Speaking in Parliament in January this year, Norman Lamb, the UK Minister for Care and … Continue reading

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Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness Education Sessions

As part of the WA COPMI (Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness) Education and Awareness Strategy there will be FREE training in 4 regions in WA. This training has been developed and will be run by COPMI National (http://www.copmi.net.au/). … Continue reading

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What helps to prevent suicide in men?

The Black Dog Institute and University of New South Wales are looking for men, and their family and friends to take part in a research project examining suicidal behaviours in menWho are we looking for? YOU can take part in … Continue reading

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Volunteer Carers Wanted

Arafmi WA is seeking to talk to carers interested in using their own lived experience as a mental health carer to provide telephone support to other carers. Volunteers would be trained and supported by Arafmi. If you are considering returning … Continue reading

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