Best Poster Award

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 'BEST POSTER AWARD' – 1 Winner

Abstracts to be considered for the Best poster Award include:

  • Abstract
  • Title
  • Author(s) Surname, Initial. Organisational Affiliation.
  • Introduction and background
  • Aims/objectives
  • Project Description
  • Outcomes/significance/policy and practice change
  • Implications for mental health nursing
  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to paper/poster/workshop

 

All posters are assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Contribution to mental health knowledge is demonstrated
  2. Contribution to mental health practice is demonstrated
  3. Visually appealing, legible font and not too crowded
  4. Content is clear & concise & original
  5. Relevance to mental health nursing and implications for mental health practice is shown

 

2016 winner

A tie between - 
Josephien Rio
The enactment of accountability be mental health nurses
Anita Cregan
Students intention to work in mental health: analysing their motivations

Previous Winners

2014 winner

John Riley
The Wik Warriors Story

2015 Winner

Maria Fitzgerald

First Time Presenter Award

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 'BEST FIRST TIME PRESENTER AWARD' – 1 Winner

The Best First Time Presenter Award is presented to the individual who has never presented at an international  conference/conference with more than 200 delegates before. You will be presenting for the first time outside of their organisation/place of work/tertiary institution.

Abstracts to be considered for the First Time Presenter include:

  • Abstract
  • Title
  • Author(s) Surname, Initial. Organisational Affiliation.
  • Introduction and background
  • Aims/objectives
  • Description of the work
  • Outcomes/significance/policy and practice change
  • Implications for mental health nursing
  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to paper/poster/workshop
  • Author will nominate that they are a 'first time presenter' when their abstract is submitted.

 

Presentations eligible for the First Time Presenter Award are assessed against the following criteria:

  1. The issue is clearly described and includes a description of relevance for consumers, carers, the community, mental health nurses and/or other health practitioners.
  2. The presentation draws on contemporary theoretical frameworks and nursing and related literature
  3. The presentation establishes a connection between the body of knowledge and supports the presenters conclusions
  4. The presenter clearly articulates key points, engages the audience and uses relevant audio-visual aids
  5. The presenter keeps to time and responds well to discussion and questions from the audience

 

2016 winner

Rebecca Lofts and Jo Ryan
Mental Health Nursing in a correctional environment: How do we incorporate recovery-oriented practice?

Previous Winners

2014 winner

Alex Fenlon
Mental Health Nursing and the Partners in Recovery Program: improving coordination of services

 

2015 Winner
Christine Cummins

 

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The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

ISSN: 1324-3780

Access the Journal online

The Journal is the official publication of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. It is a fully refereed journal that examines current trends and developments in mental health practice and research. It is available to view on-line via the members area.

The Journal provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas on all issues relevant to mental health nursing, including directions in education and training, management approaches, policy, ethical questions, theoretical inquiry and clinical concerns.

The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing publishes feature and review articles, clinical and research notes, first person accounts, conference reports, book reviews and abstracts.

Contributions on any aspect of mental health nursing are welcome. 

To submit a new article please access the website at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijmhn
New articles will not be accepted via email

 

If you've got a question about the IJMHN, please get in touch with:

Professor Kim Usher
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General Award

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 'BEST PRESENTATION IN A GENERAL CATEGORY AWARD' – 1 Winner

The General Award is presented for the best paper presented reporting on management/administration/policy issues, project work, Masters, PhD or other research that does not meet the criteria for the Research Award and the Stan Alchin Award.

Abstracts being considered for the General Award include:

  • Abstract
  • Title
  • Author(s) Surname, Initial. Organisational Affiliation.
  • Introduction and background
  • Aims/objectives
  • Description of the work
  • Outcomes/significance/implications for policy and practice change
  • Implications for mental health nursing
  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to paper/poster/workshop

 

Presentations eligible for the General Award are assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Introduction and background including aims and objectives
  2. Description and scope of the work
  3. Outcomes and significance to mental health nursing and/or consumers and family/community
  4. Contributions to new knowledge/ Implications for clinical and/or policy are clear and explicit
  5. Presentation, audience engagement and discussion

 

2016 Winner

Robert Trett and Stephen Elsom
Recovering a Lost Art, teaching psychotherapeutic skills to practicing mental health nurses

Previous Winners

2014 winner

Sandra Hyde
Project-based learning in a Bachelor of Nursing unit: a pilot study

 

2015 winner

Julie Blackburn

 

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 Stan Alchin Award

  ELIGIBILITY FOR 'STAN ALCHIN AWARD FOR BEST CLINICAL PRESENTATION BY A CLINICIAN' – 1 Winner

The Stan Alchin Award is presented to the best clinical paper presented by a clinician or group of clinicians. To be eligible for the ACMHN Stan Alchin Award it is a requirement that presenters and authors are clinicians.

Abstracts being considered for the Stan Alchin Clinician Award include:

  • Abstract
  • Title
  • Author(s) Surname, Initial.
  • Organisational Affiliation.
  • Introduction and background
  • Aims/objectives
  • Project Description
  • Outcomes/significance/implications for policy and practice change
  • Implications for mental health nursing
  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to paper/poster/workshop

 

Presentations eligible for the Stan Alchin Clinician Award are assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Introduction and background including aims and objectives
  2. Project description and scope
  3. Outcomes and significance to mental health nursing and/or consumers and family/community
  4. Contributions to new knowledge/Implications for clinical and/or policy area are clear and explicit
  5. Presentation, audience engagement and discussion

 

2016 Winner 

Katie Bleus and Antony Mullen
Addressing power inequities in people a Community MH Service: A positive risk taking approach

Previous Winners

2010 Winner

S. Wilson

 

2010 Runners Up

Blackford and Benham

S. Trueman

 

2011 Winner

Margaret Sullivan
Drowning not waving! Identifying stress and trauma during pregnancy and the early years. Lifesavers in adult mental health settings

 

2011 Runners Up

Derrith Harris
Working with people who kill

Shannon Asa 
Learning to swim between your own flags: Assisting young people with a disability to make ethical judgements and develop healthy sexuality

 

2012 Winner

Scott Trueman
Engaging Aboriginal clients in remote mental health services; who assesses the assessor? It's a foreign experience for most

 

2012 Runners Up

Nadia de Vecchi 
Introducing art therapy into psychiatric rehabilitation in rural Australia: a reflective description

Melissa Walker 
Understanding Indigenous women's social and emotional wellbeing and wellness program development in conjunction with ATSI women

 

2013 Winner

Vincent Drinkwater
Collaborative Approach to the Management of Acute Behavioural Disturbance

 

2013 Runners Up

Karen Collidge and Joanne Webb
Expanding the clinical practice domains and developing  collaborative models of care – The Mental Health Nurse and Family Based Treatment (FBT) for young people and their families who are experiencing anorexia or bulimia nervosa

Janice Jankovic
Talking the same language

 

2014 Winner

Judith Foord
SSHOPS - A suicide prevention pilot project for a nurse practitioner model of care

 

2014 Runners Up

Matthew Ball
Reigniting the passion of the human to human relationship: the courage to suffer

Ah-Nya On
From the locked wards of mental institutions to nurse entrepreneur - the journey

 

2015 Winner

Nicole Butterfield

 

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