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6th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium
The Practitioner's Voice
Albury certainly delivered a stunning backdrop to host the 6th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium from 12 – 14 November 2014 at the Commercial Club.
We would like to thank our presenters, delegates, session chairs and sponsors who participated in making the Symposium a great success.
More than 240 delegates attended over the three days with the program including 9 keynote presenters, 60 session presenters, 20 panel discussions, 8 workshops, 13 poster presentations along with 11 trade displays.
The keynote speakers provided an excellent balance between policy, research, practice and a consumer voice. The committee would like to thank our keynote speakers:
- Mr David Butt, CEO, National Mental Health Commission
- Dr Joseph Dunn, Psychs on Bikes
- Ms Rebecca Graham, Executive Director, Mental Health, Country Health South Australia Local Health Network
- Mr Douglas Holmes, Consumer Participation Coordinator, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
- Senator Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health Senator for New South Wales Deputy Leader for the Nationals
- Mr Arthur Papakotsias, Chief Executive Officer, Neami National
- Professor David Perkins, Professor of Rural Health Research, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, The University of Newcastle
- Associate Professor Russell Roberts, National Chair, Alliance for Rural and Remote Mental Health
- Senator Penny Wright, Australian Greens Senator for South Australia and Greens spokesperson on Mental Health, Schools, Legal Affairs and Veterans' Affairs
The Symposium theme, The Practitioner's Voice, looked to give a voice to those practitioners who are faced with the challenges of limited access to mental health services and support on a regular basis.
We look forward to your involvement and support of the 2015 Conference. Dates and location will be announced shortly.
- The Practitioners Voice
- Rural and Remote Challenges: resources, professional development, employment
- Working in Partnerships: practitioners, consumers and carers
- Recovery Oriented Practice
- Cultural Engagement: working with Aboriginal people
- Resilient Communities through Natural Disasters
- Mental Health Youth Services
- Suicide Prevention
- e-Health, Technology and Social Media
- Dr Keith Miller, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University
- Chris Healey, Senior Research Fellow/Clinical Simulation Educator, Greater Green Triangle, University Department of Rural Health (UDRH)
- Dr Russell Roberts, National Chair of the Alliance for Rural and Remote Mental Health and a member of the NSW Mental Health Commission Advisory Council.
- Alison Delphin, Wodonga Adult Mental Health
- Grahame ‘Bonny' Gibson, Men’s Health/Family Violence programs
- Peter Sugg, CEO, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
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