Mental health is complex. The fact that someone is not experiencing a mental health condition doesn’t necessarily mean their mental health is flourishing. Join Bolton Clarke Research Institute at our Mental Health Research Symposium as we take a deep dive into the challenges, complexities and possible responses to this crucial public health issue. Along with expert presenters and important research findings, the Symposium will be an opportunity for all stakeholders to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make effective mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
The Bolton Clarke Research Institute is pleased to invite you to our one-day symposium, The Reality of Mental Health: Approaches to Recovery
Mental health conditions are recognised as a leading cause of worldwide ill health and disability. With many barriers to seeking treatment, increased knowledge is imperative to providing effective consumer-responsive health care. This symposium will explore, discuss and address challenges and potential solutions faced in provision of community mental health care.
The Reality of Mental Health: Approaches to Recovery features sessions on consumer engagement, low-intensity interventions, mental health in veterans and mental well-being in later life.
Friday 13 October 2017
9:15am – 3:30pm (Registration open at 8:30am)
The Clarendon Room
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
South Wharf, Melbourne
Tickets: $160, concession $80
RSVP Friday 6 October 2017
Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided
Features sessions on consumer engagement, low-intensity interventions, mental health in veterans and mental well-being in later life.
Executive Director Emergency Operations, Ambulance Victoria
Mick Stephenson commenced his career with Ambulance Victoria in 1996 as a paramedic, becoming a Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedic in 1999. A former intensive care nurse his special interests lie in algorithmic patient care, cardiac arrest improvements, systematic patient assessment and the validation of paramedic work through research.
He has a strong interest in workplace health and safety including the prevention and management of psychological injury in paramedics. He is currently the Executive Director Emergency Operations with AV together with holding the role Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice at Monash University. Mick was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours 2015 for his contribution to improving patient care and clinical outcomes.
Addressing the challenge of depression in residential aged care
Dr Tanya Davison has been conducting research into late-life depression and dementia for the past 15 years, and is currently based at the Institute for Health & Ageing. She has a particular interest in non-pharmacological treatment approaches, and will share insights from a current NHMRC project grant she is leading that aims to prevent newly admitted residents from developing depression.
Psychological health in Australian veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War, 20 years after deployment
Dr Helen Kelsall is a Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health. She was a lead investigator on the 2000-02 and 2011-12 Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study, an investigator on the Transition and Wellbeing Research Program, and other collaborative studies investigating psychological, physical, and social health and wellbeing in military and veteran populations.
HOW R U? Volunteer-delivered Peer Support for Older People
Alyse Lennox, Research Assistant, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Gillian Wilson, Volunteer Services Manager, Alfred Health
Why Do We Wait? NewAccess
Simone Thrippleton, National Manager Mental Health, Bolton Clarke
What is Needed to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Military & Veteran Personnel?
Professor David Forbes, Director, Phoenix Australia;
Deputy Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
Moving into Residential Care: Strategies for Resilience and Maintaining Wellbeing for Older People & their Families
Professor Colleen Doyle, Professor of Aged Care,
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University