With greater social isolation, increased anxiety about the future and financial pressures brought about by the current recession, we have seen an unprecedented rise in demand for mental health services and support. The Australian Government’s commitment of an unprecedented $5.7 billion in mental health funding for 2020-21 is a reflection of the magnitude of this challenge.
Join the Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Forum to share strategies and programs on the current policy outlook, workforce planning, service design and improvement, suicide prevention, digital, youth and Indigenous mental health and mental health service delivery in rural Australia. Speakers from across the country, including Christine Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, National Mental Health Commission and Treasure Jennings, Commissioner, Victoria Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, will share how they have been able to overcome challenges to deliver effective programs that are driving greater mental health resilience for consumers.
WayAhead Workplaces members receive an exclusive discount to attend for $849+GST for the one-day forum, or $1,199+GST for the one-day forum and workshop. Contact us for the code.
- Hear from the National Mental Health Commission on how federal and state governments have coordinated their response to COVID-19 with the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan and how it has supported a whole-of-government approach to suicide prevention.
- Hear how Lifeline Australia is adapting its service and business model to meet the increased demand for mental health support during COVID-19, with 3,000 calls for support daily.
- Discover how Movember is supporting men who are experiencing mental ill-health through their digital initiatives.
- Find out how SANE Australia is designing and delivering digital support services in partnership with people affected by complex mental health issues.
- Hear from Black Dog Institute on what has been learned so far from the National Suicide Prevention Trials and how its outcomes can support evidence-based suicide prevention planning and implementation.
- Hear from Orygen on how they are translating their research into evidence-based programs that can be funded and scaled up across the country to help young people with mental ill health.
- Discover how we can improve the quality of mental health service delivery and improve retention of mental health professionals in rural and regional Australia with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and Townsville Hospital and Health Service.
- Discover how to ensure that your mental health staff have access to professional support and ongoing professional development with the Health Education & Training Institute and Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning.
- Deliver effective public mental health programs and evaluate the effectiveness of your mental health service delivery with Mental Health First Aid Australia.
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