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Rethinking Mental Health - 10 October 2017

This year the Rethinking Mental Health Forum will explore new innovations and best practice in applying a Stepped Care Approach to mental health, suicide prevention, and drug and alcohol services and programs.

The forum presents an exciting opportunity for practitioners to build a shared understanding of best practice in applying a Stepped Care Approach to mental health, and connect with mental health providers from across our region.

Program is as follows:

MC: Julie McCrossin

Presentation:  Lived Experience: OneWave Australia - Grant Trebilco (Founder of OneWave)

Plenary 1:  Suicide Prevention Australia - including Q and A - Sue Murray (CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia)

Plenary 2:  Youth Mental Health - Stepped Care at headspace - Shane Cross (Clinical and Service Implementation Director Project Synergy, Brain and Mind Centre, headspace Camperdown, University of Sydney)

Plenary 3: Aboriginal Mental Health - Justin Noel (Origin Communications)


A) Mental Health and NDIS - Presenter TBA

B) Mental Health in Older People - Presented by Dr Rod McKay (Psychiatry and Mental Health Program Director, NSW Institute of Psychiatry)


A) Drug and Alcohol -Presented by Kathrine Mills (Associated Professor and National Health Medical Research Council, Senior Research Fellow National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre UNSW)

B) Coaching - Presented by Simon Thrippleton (National Manager Mental Health, Royal District Nursing Service) and Sue Albert (Head of Business, Royal District Nursing Service)


A) Diversity and Equity: Accessibility to Services - Presented by Gordana Hol-Radicic (STARTTS)

B) Physical Health in Mental Health - Presented by Dr Jackie Curtis (Youth Mental Health SESLHD Mental Health Service, Senior Lecturer UNSW)

REFLECTION: Panel Discussion

*Program is subject to change

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Event Date 10-10-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-10-2017 4:30 pm
Time 8.00am - 4.30pm
Address UTS Aerial Function Centre, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo
Target audience GPs, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Mental Health, Community Health
RACGP 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points applied as part of the 2017 - 2019 triennium.
Contact Tracey Claridge, CPD Program Officer on 9330 9959 or
Map and directions University of Technology Sydney
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