Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

Program 2014  

 Wednesday 12th November 2014

8.00am 8.45am

Registration

Room: Auditorium
Chair: Keith Miller

8:45am 9:00am

Welcome to Country: Denise McGrath, Wiradjuri Elder

Opening Address: Keith Miller, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University

9.00am 9.30am

Learning from Listening: Ideas for Improving Mental Health Services in Country Australia

 

Senator Penny Wright

The Greens

9.30am 10.00am

A contributing life: workforce and specific challenges for regional, rural and remote Australia

 

Mr David Butt

CEO, National Mental Health Commission

10:00am 10.30am

2012-14: two years down the track’ - the transformative power of organisational positivity

 

Rebecca Graham

Executive Director, Mental Health, Country Health South Australia Local Health Network

10.30am 11.00am

Morning Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presentations
Stanley B & C Room

Room: Auditorium
Chair: Chris Healey

11.00am 11.30am

Challenges and joys of rural and remote mental health: practitioner perspectives

 

Associate Professor Russell Roberts

National Chair, Alliance for Rural and Remote Mental Health

11.30am 12.00pm

Development of non-government services in clinical community mental health recovery in regional New South Wales

 

Arthur Papakotsias

Chief Executive Officer, Neami National

12.00pm 12.30pm

Inner city team marbles challenge: will it work in the bush?

 

Douglas Holmes

Consumer Participation Coordinator,  St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

12.30pm 1.30pm

Lunch with Exhibitors and Poster Presentations
Stanley B & C Room

 

 

Working in Partnerships

Room: Auditorium

Recovery Oriented Practice

Room: Stanley A

Cultural Engagement: working with Aboriginal people

Room: Waratah Room

Open Topic

Room: Banksia A

1.30pm 1.50pm

Mental Health and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Recovery: “Then, Now & How"

Giving back without taking away. Achieving better mental health outcomes through Aboriginal influence on community programs

ADF post-discharge GP health assessment

 

Ms Liz Ruck, Policy Officer, Mental Health Council of Australia

Ms Kylie Ryan, Service Manager, Bay of Isles Community Outreach Inc

Indianna Cronin, Youth Ambassador, Esperance Youth Events

Mr Graham Custance, Community Development Manager, Care Connect

Prof Richard Reed, Head of Discipline, General Practice, Flinders University

Mr Matthew Jackson, Director, Service Reform and Policy, Mental and Social Health Branch, Department of Veterans' Affairs

1.52pm 2.12pm

A practical exploration of the development of a community owned indicators framework

Examining the potential for peer support work to enhance recovery-oriented practice

Providing culturally appropriate mental health first aid to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adolescent

Finding connection through short film art

 

Ms Marguerite Schwager, Manager of Policy and Practice Integration, Good Beginnings Australia

Prof Mel Gray, Professor of Social Work, University of Newcastle

Dr Kate Davies, Research Associate, University of Newcastle

 

Mr Luke Butcher, Area Manager - Upper Hunter and Wester, Mission Australia

Ms Kathryn Chalmers, Research Assistant, Mental Health First Aid Australia/ University of Melbourne

Mr Richard Leigh, Managing Director, Campfire Film Foundation

2.14pm 2.34pm

Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program

Partners in recovery: What does it offer the mental health landscape in rural and remote areas?

Cultural engagement - the use of Ngankaris - traditional healers in improving mental health in the remote Aboriginal community of Warburton in WA

Action Intelligence: Adaptive Stress Management for Professional Development and Clients

 

Dr Rene Pols, Visiting Psychiatrist, Clare Medical Centre
Mrs Betsy Stewart, CMHN, Clare Medical Centre

Mr Alistair Bonsey, Partners in Recovery Manager, Loddon Mallee Murray Medicare Local

Ms Jenny Donnelly, Partners in Recovery Manager, Hume Medicare Local

Mr Michael McGuiness, Mental Health Worker, Ngaanyatjarra Health Service

Prof Keith Kennett, CEO, Action Intelligence P/L

2.34pm 3.00pm

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Mr Stephen Norris, Senior Organiser, Health and Community Services Union

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Gary Hubble, Manager, Far North Queensland Partners In Recovery

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Keith Miller, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Dr Renee Ireland, Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland

3.00pm

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presentations
Stanley B & C Room

 



 

Working in Partnerships

Room: Auditorium

Recovery Oriented Practice

Room: Stanley A

Cultural Engagement: working with Aboriginal people

 Room: Waratah Room

Youth e-Health

Room: Banksia A

3.30pm 3.50pm

Consumer and Family engagement at RFWA

Putting recovery into action: a framework for developing a recovery-oriented organisation

Monitoring and assessing the quality of care for Indigenous Youth: development and validation of an audit tool for Indigenous primary healthcare

Developing a user driven help-seeking tool and pathways to mental health care for young adults

 

Mr Adrian Munro, Executive Manager of Operations, Richmond Fellowship of WA

Mr Andrew O’Brien, GM Operations (South-East), RichmondPRA

Ms Stefanie Puszka, Project Coordinator, Menzies School of Health Research

Ms Victoria Blake, Research and Public Affairs, ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation

3.52pm 4.12pm

Walking the wire: a lived experience academic's perspective on consumers and practitioners speaking as one voice to bring about social change in rural and remote communities

Sub-Acute Mental Health: a recovery orientated service

Meeting the needs of Aboriginal people in the mental health learning environment

Online solutions for Australian young people with an anxiety

 

Ms Trudy Atkinson, Lecturer, CQ University

Lisa Chojnacki, Wagga Wagga Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Service

Keiran Preston, Wagga Wagga Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Service

Mrs Trish Hill-Wall, Course Coordinator, Bachelor Applied Science (Mental Health) Practitioner Curtin University

Miss Gemma Bettens, Project Manager, University of Southern Queensland

4.14pm 4.34pm

A Tale of two ICS's

You want to do what! The story of 17 people, 5 boats and a journey towards wellness. The River 2 Recovery

Working Together Nanko-walun Porlar Nomawi (Wellbeing for Children and Families) working innovatively in ways that strengthen relationships in Aboriginal families and communities

eheadspace - Engaging families and friends in an online mental health program

 

Ms Lee Martinez, Mental Health Academic, Joint Appointment Uni SA / Country Health SA

Mr Mark Johnstone, Senior Mental Health Recovery Worker, St Luke's

Mr Shane Cole, Consumer Group Representative, St Luke's

Joyleen Koolmatrie, Psychologist
Mr Mac Hayes, Boys and Young Men Wellbeing Counsellor, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Ms Viv Davies, Clinical Coordintor, headspace

4.34pm 5.00pm

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Ms Kari Vallury, Research Associate, University of South Australia Department of Rural Health

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Ms Kylie Harris, Researcher, University of New England

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Ms Merilyn Duff, Program Leader, EACH - Social and Community Health

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Miss Amylee Walker, Mental Health Pharmacist (Adolescent), Hunter New England Health

5.00pm 6.30pm

Welcome Reception

 

Thursday 13th November 2014

8.30am 9.00am

Registration

 

Practitioners Voice

Room: Auditorium

Rural and Remote Challenges

Room: Stanley A

e-Health – Technology – Social Media

Room: Waratah Room

Suicide Prevention

Room: Banksia A

9.00am 9.20am

I have been invited to my patient/client's 40th birthday party........should I go?

Work ready or not? The paucity of mental health undergraduate education does not prepare the future workforce for mental health services

beyondblue: the webchat experience

Mental Health First Aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours: re-development of guidelines using the Delphi methodology

 

A/Prof David Pierce, Associate Professor Rural Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

Mr Chris Healey, Senior Research Fellow/ Clinical Simulation Educator, Greater Green Triangle UDRH

Dr Stephanie Bradstock, National Medical Director, Mental Health Programs, Medibank Health Solutions

Dr Claire Kelly, Manager of Youth Programs, Mental Health First Aid

9.22am 9.42am

No man's land: therapeutic sedation, and the aeromedical transfer process under the MHA in regional Australia

Promoting rural psychiatry training beyond city limits

People helping people: SANE online forums for people affected by mental illness

A working outreach model for rural Australia

 

Ms Leigh Peterson, Consultation Liaison Nurse Practitioner, Mount Gambier CHSA

Dr Ravi Bhat, Rural Working Party, RANZCP

 

Dr Paul Morgan, Director of Communications, SANE Australia
Mr Faruk Avdi, Online Forum & UX Program Manager, SANE Australia

Mr Ian McMichael, President, Rural Alive & Well Inc

9.44am 10.04am

Consumer Practitioners: From Defective to Professionally Elite

Simulation via the web, bringing reality to mental health students and clinicians

The MindSpot Clinic: preliminary results from an online national Australian Mental Health service delivering telephone and internet treatment for anxiety and depression

Suicide and school communities: breaking down barriers to achieve a community-based collaborative response

 

Mrs Jodie Ingram, Coordinator of Consumer Participation Strategy, Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Ms Tanya Edlington, St John of God Health Care

Ms Carol Purtell, Clinic Director, MindSpot Clinic

Ms Jennifer Fisher, School Support Consultant, headspace School Support Program

Ms Leonie Everett, School Support Consultant, headspace School Support Program

10.04am 10.30am

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Ms Sue Dentice, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Albury Wodonga Health

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Mrs Joanne Fennessy, TAFE NSW Riverina Insititute

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Mr Shane Warren, Director, International Resilience Institute Sydney

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Mrs Bronwyn Hall, Program Leader, Beyondblue


10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presentations
Stanley B & C Room

 

Practitioners Voice

Room: Auditorium

Rural and Remote Challenges

Room: Stanley A

e-Health – Technology – Social Media

Room: Waratah Room

Mental Health Programs

Room: Banksia A

11.00am 11.20am

Victoria's Mental Health Complaints Commissioner: an independent voice working for positive change in Victoria's mental health system

An exploration of new roles in rural and remote mental Health care: a rural generalist mental health clinic in East Arnhem land

Breaking Down Barriers: Will Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy work for rural Australians?

An integrated community approach to eating disorders: supporting research to practice in regional and rural areas

 

Ms Lynne Coulson Barr, Commissioner, Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

Dr Molly Shorthouse, GP Registrar, ACRRM

 

Ms Kari Vallury, Research Associate, University of South Australia Department of Rural Health

Ms Christine Morgan, CEO, The Butterfly Foundation

Ms Frances Cook, National Manager Programs and Practice, The Butterfly Foundation

11.22am 11.42am

Giving Voice to Practitioners

 

Growing up in the Darling Downs:  developing a child and youth mental health service in rural Queensland

E-Mental health in practice: an Australian project enhancing uptake of E-Mental health in primary health care

Grampians kids connect: listening, re-designing and implementing

 

Dr Keith Miller, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University

Dr Suren Putter-Lareman, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Darling Downs HHS

Dr Angela White, Senior Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Ms Alexandra Hall, Child Mental Health Liaison Officer, Grampians Medicare Local

Mr Barry Sherwell, Mental Health Team Leader, Grampians Medicare Local

11.44am 12.04pm

Managing risk for suicide in an Emergency Department

Down and out in the bush. What rural Australian women can tell us about their experiences of depression

Drugs online ... eLearning resources for drug and alcohol screening and brief intervention

NewAccess - Innovative early intervention service for people with depression and anxiety

 

Ms Sue Dentice, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Albury Wodonga Health

Ms Stephanie Johnson, Mental Health Social Worker, Solution Focused Counselling

Ms Jennifer Harland, Global Coordinator ASSIST, DASSA WHO Collaborating Centre, UoA

Mrs Bronwyn Hall, Program Leader - NewAccess, Beyondblue

12.04pm 12.30pm

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Dr Louise Roufeil, Executive Manager, Australian Psychological Society

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Ms Leigh Peterson, Consultation Liaison Nurse Practitioner, Mount Gambier CHSA

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Mrs Jenny Sinclair, Manager, EACH Social & Community Health

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Dr Renee Ireland, Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland

12.30pm 1.30pm

Lunch with Exhibitors and Poster Presentations
Stanley B & C Room

 

Practitioners Voice

Room: Auditorium

Rural and Remote Challenges

Room: Stanley A

Rural and Remote Experiences

Room: Waratah Room

Mental Health Programs

Room: Banksia A

1.30pm 1.50pm

A week in the life of a Rural Psychologist

Workplace violence in mental health: a Victorian mental health workforce survey

Country diary of a "Mad Nurse”

Incorporating evidence based e-Mental health resources into primary care

 

 

Mr Richard Rowan, Consultant Psychologist, Yass District Psychology Practice

Mr Paul Healey, Assistant State Secretary, Health and Community Services Union

Ms Shauna Thomas, RN Clinical Case Management, NBMLHD

Dr Jan Orman, GP Services Consultant, Black Dog Institute

1.52pm 2.12pm

Navigating multiple relationships: the lived experiences of Australian rural psychologists

Using the challenge of rural and remote employment to create innovative practices

Eyes Wide Closed - Myths and Realities of Mental Health and Primary Producers

Supporting the mental health of LGBTI people in rural and remote areas

 

Ms Sally RobsonThomas, Community Mental Health Professional, Wheatbelt Mental Health Service

Dr Dianne Boxall, Lecturer in Psychology, Charles Sturt University

Mr Grant Liptrot, Project Officer, Western NSW Medicare Local

Mr Glenn Budden, Rural Financial Counsellor, Rural Financial Counselling Service Qld, Central Southern Region

Ms Tarnia Thompson, QLife capacity building manager, National LGBTI health alliance

2.14pm 2.34pm

True empathy and compassion is an inside job

Constructing a Proactive Approach to Workplace Resilience

Support a mate - rural outreach

Improving access to an effective anxiety prevention program: Pilot feasibility study of Cool Little Kids Online

 

Ms Judith Shapland, Trainer/Consultant/Therapist, Significant Impact

Tony Holland, CEO, OzHelp Foundation

Mr Victor Tyler, Business Development Manager, Schizophrenia Fellowship NSW

Dr Amy Morgan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, La Trobe University

2.34pm 3.00pm

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Ms Anita McRae, Manager, Murrumbidgee Partners in Recovery

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Ms Romana Lee, Clinical Psychologist, Psychwest Psychological Services

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Mr Danial Rochford, CEO, Rural Alive and Well Inc

Panel Discussion with Presenters

Moderator: Dr Keith Miller, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University

3.00pm 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presentations
Stanley B & C Room

Room: Auditorium
Chair: Russell Roberts

3.30pm 4.00pm

Senator Fiona Nash

Assistant Minister for Health

4.00pm 4.30pm

Rural and Remote Mental Health: the NSW Cohort

 

Professor David Perkins
Professor of Rural Health Research, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, The University of Newcastle

4.30pm 5.00pm

Psychs on Bikes: the Accidental Charity

 

Dr Joseph Dunn

President Psychs on Bikes

5.00pm 5.05pm

Symposium Overview. What have we learnt: Keith Miller, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University
Symposium Close: Peter Sugg, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association


WIN a Registration and 2 night’s accommodation to next year’s Symposium
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Friday 14th November 2014

8.30am 9.00am

Registration

 

 

Workshop 1 - FULL

Room: Stanley A

Workshop 2

Room: Stanley B

Workshop 3

Room: Stanley C

Workshop 4

Room: Waratah Room

 

9.00am 10.30am

Working with people who have borderline personality disorder

Stop being 'Old School'... How to integrate technology to enhance your clinical practice

Art therapy and online service delivery: implications for the provision of distance therapy and clinical supervision

Just B: working mindfully with youth and families

 

 

Ms Kelly Watt-McMahon, Consulting Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

 

Mr Shane Warren, Director, Neuro Balance
Ms Susan Sandy, Managing Director, Neuro Balance

Ms Justine Wake, MMH, AThR Art Therapist, Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor in private practice and with Education QLD

Mr Chris Dickson, Family and Youth Services Manager, On Track Communities Programs

Ms Louise Christie, Respite Family Support Worker, On Track Communities Programs

110.30am 11.00am

Morning Tea

 

 

Workshop 5

Room: Stanley A

Workshop 6 - FULL

Room: Stanley B

Workshop 7 - FULL

Room: Stanley C

Workshop 8

Room: Waratah Room

 

11.00am 12.30pm

How, when and why to use meditation and mindfulness in general practice

Suicide prevention: the deepest hunger of the human heart is self-love

Walking the talk: the key to fostering engagement with Aboriginal people

Effective discussions with young cannabis users

 

 

Dr Bronwyn Williams, General Practitioner, Health on Kensington

Mr Grant McGregor, Author, My Identity My Life

 

Ms Romana Lee, Clinical Psychologist, Psychwest Psychological Services

Mr Filippo Magnoli, Consultant, Psychwest Psychological Services

Ms Etty Matalon, National Clinical Training Manager, NCPIC

 

Poster Presentations

Poster displays will be available to view for the duration of the symposium.

 

 

Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) - Case report of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome in a 15 year old female in an acute adolescent inpatient unit

Miss Amylee Walker, Mental Health Pharmacist (Adolescent), Hunter New England Health

 

Dreaming on the Edge Conference 14-15 May 2014 - Aboriginal artwork, history and photos

Ms Merilyn Duff, Aboriginal Community Mental Health Coordinator, EACH - Social and Community Health

 

Experiences of rural and remote fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in, drive-out (DIDO) Psychologists

Ms Carly Sutherland, PhD/M.Psych(Clinical) Candidate, School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide

 

Fly on the wall. Creating reality in mental health education utilising the SJGHC Mental Health Simulated Learning Program and Clinical Education Toolkit

Tanya Edlington, St John of God Health Care

  

Improving access and equity through technology: supporting the uptake of e-Mental Health Programs in the Indigenous mental health context

Ms Stefanie Puszka, Project Coordinator, Menzies School of Health Research

  

Keeping everyone happy: family-oriented interventions for preventing and managing post-stroke depression

Ms Kari Vallury, Research Associate, University of South Australia Department of Rural Health

 

Neuroleadership: teaching the art of holding pain

Ms Leigh Peterson, Consultation Liaison Nurse Practitioner, Mount Gambier CHSA

 

Parkinson's disease and the challenges of rural living in accessing specialist care in Victoria

Miss Veronica Coady, PhD Candidate, Monash University

 

Perspectives on coping and resilience

Mr Shane Warren, Director, International Resilience Institute Sydney

 

Predicting resilience in a rural community prone to natural disasters
Ms Katerina Kanakis, PhD Student, James Cook University

 

Quantifying phenomenology in rural and remote clinical research

Dr Adam Rock, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of New England

 

Spirituality and psychological crisis: Rural and remote locations as the best therapy for spiritual emergency

Ms Kylie Harris, Researcher/ PhD candidate, University of New England

 

The lay of the land: the challenges for psychologists working in mental health in rural and remote communities
Ms Romana Lee, Clinical Psychologist, Psychwest Psychological Services