Sandy Jeffs asks ”What if…..?” for the many events of her life. Sandy has documented her life experience of trauma in her memoir Flying With Paper Wings. The environment of the ward was frightening and mystifying and signified failure by just being there – and it took many, many years to disclose some major aspects [...]
Archive for the 'Consumer' Category
Craze Lateral Solutions has been engaged to conduct this project, which aims “to develop a national framework for recovery oriented mental health service provision that spans all levels of service delivery to meet the needs of consumers, carers and the community.”
From their website:
The promotion and adoption of a recovery oriented culture within Australian mental [...]
As an education provider we are always keen to report on other conferences of note.
I noted 3rd Aust Postvention Conference entitled ” Hope, Meaning and Direction – Aust Postvention Perspectives”
This is a conference that brings together those bereaved by suicide and individuals and organisations working in the field of suicide postvention.
To find out more view [...]
Chair: Maree Teesson
Speaker: Merinda Epstein
Please see below for link to powerpoint presentation download.
Merinda is a mental health consumer
She will give a presentation from the consumer and expert/professional position
Works for Our Consumer Place – in Melbourne - interested in BPD and self-harm
Has been lobbying around BPD for 24 years for most of the time have been [...]
In this first session Graham Martin spoke about the current evidence base for therapies which address self-injury, and some of the complications and limitations in this kind of research.
Next, Nellie Worringham gave a moving account of her own experience of self-injury and some of her experiences of therapy, as well as appealing to clinicians to [...]
As you may be aware TheMHS is holding the inaugural E-Cafe at the annual conference in September.
The E-Cafe will showcase the best e- mental health services in the country and is an exciting addition to our programme.
Today I was interested to read an article in The Brisbane Times entitled Calls to expand e-mental health with Professors Helen [...]
I read an excellent blog post today by Jonathon Crossfield about the ‘Black Dog’ or depression.
It is well worth a read http://www.jonathancrossfield.com/blog/2009/08/three-meetings-with-the-black-dog.html
The blogpost sparked a great deal of discussion on Twitter this morning.
The Black Dog Institute reported yesterday that their website hits spiked in the past 12 months as people turned to the internet for advice on depression and bipolar disorder.
The number of hits increased by 37 percent to more than two million (2,104,293) in 2008/2009, compared to the previous year.
Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute, [...]