The reality is that urban approaches to mental health services are often not feasible or appropriate in rural Australia.
Mental Health Services are consistently recognised as one of the significant issues facing rural and remote areas. This is especially the case in relation to early diagnosis and intervention, which are the keys to effective management.
Join us in Geelong next month to examine the issues facing our sector in Regional Australia. With over 50 presentations, the conference will also present an opportunity to discuss the impact of incoming Health and Sports Minister Peter Dutton, who will prioritise mental health in his first 100 days in office, in an effort to counter criticism it has been overlooked in the allocation of portfolios.
Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference 2013 - Strategic Alliances: Facing The Challenges Together In Rural and Remote Mental Health - 14th and 15th of October 2013, Geelong Victoria.
The 5th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium will explore the challenges and effectiveness of alliances between government, NGO’s , and communities through presentations and evaluations of partnership initiatives . It will also examine “diagnosable mild to moderate mental illness” in regional, rural and remote Australia.