Mental Health Australia and the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) work collaboratively to promote consumer and carer participation in all levels of decision making and to identify suitable mental health consumer and carer representatives for national committees and other representative opportunities. Representatives are sought from the NMHCCF as well as the National Register of Mental Health Consumer and Carer Representatives (National Register) through a thorough and transparent selection process. If your organisation is seeking a mental health consumer and/or carer representative to sit on a committee or participate in a workshop or Forum, please contact the NMHCCF and National Register team at email@example.com or phone (02) 6285 3100, to discuss the process of identifying and engaging a suitable representative.
Registrations are now open for the first Australian and New Zealand Regional Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). The ISSTD was formed in the early 1980s and is the oldest international society to represent the interest of clinicians and researchers working with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. The conference, being held in Sydney from 27-29 November, will be opened by NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley and will also hear from the Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Honourable Justice Peter McClellan. Full details are available from the website.
The Australian BPD Foundation in partnership with Flinders University School of Health Sciences are proud to present the 5th Annual National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference. To be held at Flinders University on 2 October, the conference will bring together world class speakers and has a program to interest everyone involved in mental health. Full details including registration information is available on the website.
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is undertaking a project to identify the programs and services in suicide prevention that are being delivered in communities across Australia. Funded with the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation, the survey will help to identify gaps in programs and services as well as indicate where services are strongly represented.
The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete and SPA would like to hear from your organisation and have your contribution to this project. In addition if you are aware of any community network that is operating could you also introduce them to SPA.
Due to the structure of the survey you will need to email SPA with your email address so the link can be sent directly to you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Mapping Survey in the subject line and SPA will send you the link to the survey.
Deakin University researchers are looking to better understand the experiences and needs of family or friends who care for a loved one with both bipolar disorder and alcohol or other drug problems. The ultimate aim is to develop useful information and support resources to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of carers when their loved one has complex mental health problems.
Participation to the study involves a 90-minute interview (or two briefer interviews), which can be done face-to-face, by telephone or Skype, or by written responses to questions.
Carers Australia has produced an extensive range of information and resources for carers currently navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), or about to begin the application process on behalf of the person they care for. For more info click here
Don't miss your opportunity to be considered as a presenter at this year's Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference being held from the 9 - 10 November in Melbourne.
Call for Abstracts close Friday 31 July 2015
For the long-term unemployed there are barriers to employment that need close examination and dialogue.The Program will focus on improving transitions for job seekers to help them achieve positive outcomes.
The Program Committee is seeking leading industry experts to submit an abstract that is dynamic and topical and will address one of the following Conference topics:
Click here to submit an abstract before Friday 31 July 2015
All speakers in the program can have their full paper peer reviewed and included in the book of proceedings. The proceedings will be published with an ISBN.
For more details please visit the Conference website or contact the Secretariat.
Samandra Edwards, Conference Secretariat
Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference
Pullman Melbourne on the Park | 9 – 10 November 2015
Secretariat: PO Box 29, Nerang, QLD 4211
P: 07 5502 2068 F: 07 5527 3298
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