Minister for Health to present Keynote at Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

The  7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium is pleased to announced the Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, will present at Keynote 26 October 2015 at the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick (Vic).

The Hon Sussan Ley MP The Hon Sussan Ley MP

Keynote Bio: Sussan Ley’s career path has been wonderfully varied, with odd jobs

on the way to a pilot’s license - roles as an air traffic controller, stock-mustering pilot and occasional shearer’s cook followed!

While raising three children on a family farm, ten years of study led to a senior position at the Australian Taxation Office before she successfully sought Liberal Party pre-selection for Farrer (NSW) in 2001.

Winning the seat narrowly in 2001, after being re-elected in 2004 Sussan was offered the added responsibility of Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, then Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry in 2006.

Shadow portfolios for Housing and Women followed in 2007 - Justice and Customs /Assistant Treasurer in 2008 -2009, then Childcare, Early Childhood Learning & Employment Participation from 2010.

On the election of the Abbott Government in September 2013, Sussan took on the role of Assistant Minister for Education before being appointed Minister for Health and Minister for Sport in December 2014.

About the Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

The 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium's theme Innovation and Opportunity means being innovative in the delivery of services and entrepreneurial in the provision of mental health services to rural and remote Australia. The Symposium will hear from leaders in the field and discuss the opportunities not yet explored.

Optional half day of workshops is being held on the 26 October 2015. Places are free to the first 50 full registration delegates that book. We invite those that can join us early to network with your colleagues at the Welcome Reception from 5:00pm on the 26th October. The Symposium dinner will take place on the 27th October.

Program topics include:

  • Working smarter: overcoming the challenges and innovative solutions
  • Developing programs that build resilience, reduce stigma and offer accessibility to services
  • Service delivery strategies, development, implementation, management and evaluation
  • Child and youth mental health: prevention and early intervention
  • e-Health, tele-Health, technology and social media
  • Suicidal and self-harming: behaviour and prevention
  • Aboriginal health and engagement
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community programs, support and education
  • Recovery in the Bush
  • Building healthy communities: policy, practice, community innovation
  • Employment opportunities for better health outcomes
  • The voice of the lived experience

For more information about the Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium and to register, please visit the website here.



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