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The ACMHN relies on members and organisations to provide us with information about upcoming events. 

Please note that the lectures, workshops, seminars and events listed below have not been endorsed by the ACMHN unless this is stated.

The ACMHN takes no responsibility for the organisation or content of the programs listed.


 

MARCH 2017 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Manisfestations and Current Thinking 

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)

Event Details:

Tuesday, 7th March 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Melbourne Clinic Isaac Schweitzer Room
130 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 (Enter via Tweedie Place)

FREE ENTRY (Gold coin donation welcome)

Contact Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Vic) to book your seat:
Call: 03 9826 1422 Fax: 03 9826 1411
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More information 


 

Australian Healthcare Week Expo

Nursing & Clinicians Free On-Floor Program (earn 8 CPD Hours – ACN endorsed)

Event details:

Wednesday 8th - Thursday 9th March 2017
10am-4pm each day
International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

FREE ENTRY

Register to enter: http://expo.austhealthweek.com.au/register-your-free-visitor-pass

 


 

Mental Health Foundation Australia (Victoria)

Schools' Creative Writing Competition 2017

Open to all students enrolled in Years 5 – 12 from schools around Victoria
Competition opens Thursday 9 March 2017
Competition closes Friday 4 August 2017

Monetary prizes will be awarded for upper primary (years 5-6), lower secondary (years 7,8 and 9) and upper secondary (years 10, 11 and 12) divisions. Prizes will be presented at the launch of Victorian Mental Health week on Monday 9 October 2017.

The piece should concern what students think, feel or have experienced about mental health issues, and aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Entries should be maximum 1000 words.

For information can be found on the promotion flyer

 


Decision Assist - Free webinar
Jane does not want to go to hospital

Thursday 30 March 2017
1:30pm - 2:15pm AEDT

Proudly presented by Decision Assist, this webinar will focus on providing care that is consistent with individual goals, values and beliefs.

When Jane says she doesn’t want to go to hospital, what does she mean? Why is she saying that? What is important to her and what is she aiming to avoid? How do we work respectfully with her to understand what she is saying and what she means?

For further information and to register please visit http://www.webcasts.com.au/decisionassist300117/

 


Symposium of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

You are invited to join the Chief Justice of W.A., the Hon Wayne Martin AC, together with a panel of five experts who will present different entry points to the cycle of child sexual abuse (CSA).
1. Intervention from the child's position involving protective behaviours, training and appropriate sexual education.
2. A personal experiential perspective on CSA in families and as a counsellor.
3. Details of research with adult survivors of intra-familial CSA.
4. The importance of providing effective group and individual treatment to child sexual and internet offenders as an intervention into the intergenerational cycle of CSA to assist in its prevention and the healing of survivors, family members and the community.

5. A police perspective in examining the notion of success in sex crime investigation and to consider the disincentives for police in adopting a truly victim-centred approach.

The Chief Justice of W.A., The Hon. Wayne Martin AC will then chair a panel discussion of selected questions arising from the morning presentations.

On Friday 31 March 2017, 9.30am-4.00pm

LOCATION
Jull Common Room, St. Catherine's College UWA, Perth.

2 Park Rd, Crawley, Western Australia 6009

CONTACT DETAILS

For brochure and other information : Jonathan Kester 0438929899 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


APRIL 2017

The Crafting of Grief: Constructing Responses to Loss, Grief and Death

Monday 3, Tuesday 4 April 2017
The Theatre Room, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley WA

Contact: Dr Ian Percy
0422 498 607 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Prof Lorraine Hedtke MSW PhD from California State University, San Bernardino USA teaches about death, dying and bereavement in North America and internationally. On Day One Lorraine will give the foundational assumptions of her work with innovative ideas and practices that represent a departure from the conventional models of grief psychology. The emphasis will be on therapeutic conversations that craft meaningful questions in the face of uncertainty and distress. She will focus on a more relational version of grief through the narrative approach of remembering. On Day Two Lorraine will offer a nuanced approach to constructing identity in the face of complex grief. She will review circumstances where there is distance, migration, and estrangement or where loved ones may have died by suicide or homicide. Participants will be introduced to storied ways of creating agency with clients and shown how complex shades of meaning can be teased out in different ways. Learning will be enhanced through Lorraine’s interactive style of teaching, participant exercises, live interviews and video.

Prof Robert Neimeyer: The Crafting of Grief represents an artful act of resistance against the dominant narrative of grieving, one that opens up space for alternative stories of hope, inspiration and meaning.


Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults - Advanced level workshop: An attachment-based intervention for depression and related disorders

6 and 7 April 2017

Sydney

Presenters: Rob McAlpine PhD, MAPS & Anthony Hillin B Soc Stud (SW), M Adol MH (Certified IPT Trainers)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief, engaging, evidence-based therapy approved by Medicare Better Access and ATAPS.
This workshop provides a two-day intensive skill development opportunity with two expert trainers for clinicians with prior experience of IPT.

More information 


 MAY 2017

Expression of Interest
Professional Development - Eating Disorder Essentials

Wellington, New Zealand 22nd to 26th May 2017

This 5 Day comprehensive course is in line with the latest thinking from a range of psychological approaches. You will learn practical and effective skills that will enable you to engage with clients and offer them constructive help with eating disorders.

To view EOI Form click here


JUNE 2017

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 20th Annual Congress

Evolving Cancer Care - Enhancing Quality, Embracing Innovation 

15 - 17 June 2017

Adelaide Convention Centre http://cnsacongress.com.au/
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JULY 2017


AUGUST 2017


SEPTEMBER 2017

3rd Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference
“Collective Conversations: Education, Quality and Research in Nursing and Midwifery Practice”

14th & 15th September 2017
Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, Newcastle, NSW
More information

The Organising Committee of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference invites you to participate in the 3rd Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference hosted by Hunter New England Local Health District, The University of Newcastle and The University of New England.


This conference provides a forum for clinicians, nursing and midwifery researchers and educators from Australia and internationally, to share knowledge and celebrate experiences of innovative nursing and midwifery led projects relating to clinical care, education programs and research.

Call for Abstracts

The Conference Committee are calling for papers and poster presentations which reflect one of the following conference themes:

- Care and compassion
- Innovation and evidence translation
- Partnerships

Abstract Submission Close: Friday 24th March 2017

To download the Call for Abstracts, please click here
For further information, as well as online abstract submission, please click here

 


OCTOBER 2017

 

The 2nd Annual Narratives of Health and Wellbeing Research Conference 

Rise: A conference exploring resilience, writing and wellbeing

26th and 27th Oct 2017, Noosa Queensland

Save the Date/Call for Abstracts

Pre-Conference Workshop and Welcome Events Thursday 26th October 2017

Conference Friday 27th October 2017

Link is: http://nhwrconf.wixsite.com/home 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 


NOVEMBER 2017

Expression of Interest
Professional Development - Eating Disorder Essentials

Adelaide 6th to 10th November 2017

This 5 Day comprehensive course is in line with the latest thinking from a range of psychological approaches. You will learn practical and effective skills that will enable you to engage with clients and offer them constructive help with eating disorders.

To view EOI Form click here


Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference

Thursday, 30 November to Friday, 1 December 2017

Following the overwhelming successes of the 2013 and 2015 Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conferences, we are excited to announce the 2017 conference from Thursday, 30 November to Friday, 1 December 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

 The program committee is seeking abstracts that reflect the conference theme,‘Celebrating the Why'.

Submit Call for Abstracts here

 

 

 

 

2017 EVENTS ANNUAL

 

 

OCD Support Group

Mental Health Foundation Australia

Our support group aims to provide a safe place for those suffering from OCD to discuss their thoughts and feelings.

2nd Tuesday of every month @7pm

Phone: 03 9826 1422

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Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra Vic 3141 (Entry via Wilson Street)


S.C.A.R.S Sharing Childhood Anguish (Risilience and Support)

A support group for adults who grew up with a parent suffering a mental illness.

S.C.A.R.S is a support group to:

  • Reflect upon the difficult environment and experiences of growing up as the offspring of someone who had a mental illness.
  • Assit each other with continued emotional response.
  • Discover what characteristics/strengths we share.
  • Gain knowledge and skills to build resilience for the future.

Last Tuesday of each month (No meeting on ANZAC Day)

Phone: 03 9826 1422

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Mental Health Foundation Australia 

Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra Vic 3141 (Entry via Wilson Street)


Mood Disorders Support Group

A support group for those living with a mood disorder and the people around them.

Philosophy of our Support Group:

  • Recognise depression and other mood disorders as illness.
  • Realise that depression is not all of who you are
  • Be informed about the disorder and treatments available.
  • Take an active role in your own treatment and stress management. 
  • Ulitise specialist professional advice.
  • Learn how to understand and deal with mood changes.

Every third Tuesday of the month

Phone: 03 9826 1422

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Mental Health Foundation Australia 

Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra Vic 3141 (Entry via Wilson Street)


Mental Health Help

Mood and Anxiety Support Group (18-25 years)

Second Thursday of every month @7.30pm

Phone: 03 9826 1422

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Mental Health Foundation Australia 

Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra Vic 3141 (Entry via Wilson Street)


Tarvelling Together 

Travelling Together is an exciting new initiative to support those members of the trans* and gender diverse (TGD) community who experience mental health issues and adjustments disorders while exploring their gender identity.

Contact Office for meeting times

Phone: 03 9826 1422

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Mental Health Foundation Australia 

Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra Vic 3141 (Entry via Wilson Street)


Domestic Violence Support Group

The Mental Health Foundation Australia (Victoria) is facilitating a monthly support group on every 4th Tuesday of the month for women at risk in situations involving domestic violence and the accompanying mental health issues that arise. 


Blue Knot Foundation – Professional Development Training

Multiple dates & locations
More information

Looking to increase your understanding of trauma-informed practice and vicarious trauma, or develop your skills in working with complex trauma clients? Blue Knot Foundation has scheduled new training around Australia for 2017. Book now to save with early bird prices!
Training on offer include:


Breaking Point: Ice & Methamphetamine

A 2-day conference for nurses, midwives and other health professionals exploring mental health, neuroscience and addiction and substance abuse

30 - 31 Jan, Best Western Hobart ; 23 - 24 Feb, The Lakes Resort Hotel Adelaide ; 23 - 24 Mar, Hotel IBIS Perth ; 27 - 28 Apr, Hilton Cairns

More information

Ausmed Education, (03)9326 8101


Nursing People with Addictions

Mental health, adolescent health, addiction and substance abuse

23 - 24 Jan, Lakeview Resort Bendigo ; 6 - 7 Feb, Canberra ; 30 - 31 Mar, Griffith ; 4 - 5 May, The Oaks on Market Melbourne ; 14 - 15 Sep, Rydges Sydney Central ; 19 - 20 Oct, Mercure Hotel Brisbane ; 30 - 31 Oct, The Lakes Resort Hotel Adelaide

More information

Ausmed Education, (03)9326 8101


Mental Health: Schizophrenia - A Serious Mental Illness

Mental health, medications, chronic illness

9 - 10 Feb, Oaks on Collins Melbourne ; 9 - 10 Mar, Rydges Sydney Central ; 2 - 3 Nov, Hotel IBIS Brisbane

More information

Ausmed Education, (03)9326 8101


Mental Health: Understanding Personality Disorders

Mental health
16 - 17 Feb, Mercure Hotel Brisbane ; 15 - 16 May, Rydges Sydney Central ; 31 Aug - 1 Sep, Hotel IBIS Perth ; 7 - 8 Sep, Oaks on Collins Melbourne

More information

Ausmed Education, (03)9326 8101


Aggression and Violence in Nursing

A Practical Guide to Staying Safe at Work
19 - 20 Jun, The Lakes Resort Hotel Adelaide ; 26 - 27 Jun, Rydges Sydney Central ; 3 - 4 Aug, Brisbane ; 10 - 11 Aug, Melbourne

More information

Ausmed Education, (03)9326 8101


Medicines in Mental Health for all Nurses
Medications, mental health, enrolled nurses

31 Aug - 1 Sep, Hotel IBIS Brisbane

More information

Ausmed Education, (03)9326 8101

Link is: http://nhwrconf.wixsite.com/home

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