NDIS Mental Health Conference Tickets Now on Sale! Spotlight CMHA

10, July, 2017

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Tickets to the NDIS Mental Health Conference are now on sale!

Organised by Community Mental Health Australia, the NDIS Mental Health Conference is an is an exciting opportunity for the Mental Health sector to work together to make the most of this new scheme.

QMHA encourages the community mental health sector to secure your place at this unique conference to hear about examples of best practice, discussions lessons learned at trial sites, and develop positions that will influence the ongoing development of the scheme.

Get your tickets today! 

 

 

Alison Fairleigh Awarded the David Horn Memorial Medal: Spotlight QAMH Activities and Events

8, July, 2017

11 July 2017

Image of Alison FairleighQAMH is proud to announce that its board member, Alison Fairleigh, was recently awarded the David Horn Memorial Medal for her work in rural and regional mental health. The presentation was made at the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland conference dinner in Townsville on 15 June 2017.

This is a prestigious award and is a tribute to Alison’s work in rural and remote mental health.

Alison is Area Manager at the Mental Illness Fellowship NQ Inc. in Townsville. She is a passionate and tireless and has been instrumental in developing regional networks and partnerships. She has successfully used social media to shine a light on life in rural and remote Australia and is passionate about improving the wellbeing of people in remote locations through digital interventions. In 2013, Alison was chosen as the RIRDC Qld Rural Woman of the Year and is an Australia Day Ambassador.

Congratulations Alison on this well-deserved recognition!

 

Consumer, Family and Carer Workshops: QAMH Activities and Events: Spotlight Issue 9

20, April, 2017

Metro South Hospital and Health Service is providing Consumer, Family and Carer Workshops for individuals who experience health concerns, their family and carers. Attending a workshop can help you understand the new Advance Health Directive for mental health.

With the new Advance Health Directive for mental health you can:

  • Discuss future treatment preferences with your doctor and have a formal document to reflect your wishes
  • Inform your treating team about your recovery journey plans
  • Choose support people you trust to assist in making healthcare decisions for you, should you become unwell. You can also set limits on the decisions they can make.

A workshop will be held on 27 April at the Cleveland Library from 9.30 to 11.30 am.

See the workshop flyer for more information and to register.

Let’s NOT Talk About the NDIS: QAMH Activities and Events: Spotlight Issue 9

12, April, 2017

This just one in a series of QAMH events running in May. Click through for more information on events on 18th May and 19th May

Forum

The Alliance Annual Meeting will be followed by a Forum entitled Let’s NOT Talk About the NDIS from 9.45am to 12.00pm. It will address some of the reforms underway in the Queensland mental health system. During this session, presenters from Queensland Health will discuss:

  • Establishment Data Collection
  • Safety and Quality Standards
  • Mental Health Act 2016
  • Connecting Care to Recovery.

 

The day will conclude with networking over a light lunch from 12.00 to 1.00pm.

Eligibility

This is a QAMH member-only event. If you are not a QAMH member but are interested in attending any of our member-only events, please contact Jennifer Bacon, on 07 3252 9411 or visit our website for more information about becoming a member.

Registration

All events are capped at 40 participants, with a maximum of four participants from each organisation.

Register today to secure your place. Simply select all of the sessions you wish to attend and follow the prompts. We have scheduled this series of events over two day to make travel to Brisbane for our regional members worthwhile.

For any queries related to any of these events please do not hesitate to contact us on 3252 9411 and any of our team will assist you.

QAMH Alliance Members Meeting: QAMH Activities and Events: Spotlight Issue 9

12, April, 2017

This just one in a series of QAMH events running in May. Click through for more information on events on 18th May and 19th May

Meeting

QAMH Annual Alliance Member Meeting
QAMH Members are invited to attend our annual meeting of members from 8.45 to 9.30am.

Members will receive an update by QAMH’s CEO and Chair, and discussions will cover:

  • 2015-16 actuals
  • strategic planning for the year ahead.

 

The meeting will be followed by morning tea.

Eligibility

This is a QAMH member-only event. If you are not a QAMH member but are interested in attending any of our member-only events, please contact Jennifer Bacon, on 07 3252 9411 or visit our website for more information about becoming a member.

Registration

All events are capped at 40 participants, with a maximum of four participants from each organisation.

Register today to secure your place. Simply select all of the sessions you wish to attend and follow the prompts. We have scheduled this series of events over two day to make travel to Brisbane for our regional members worthwhile.

For any queries related to any of these events please do not hesitate to contact us on 3252 9411 and any of our team will assist you.

Open Workshop: Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention:QAMH Activities and Events: Spotlight Issue 9

12, April, 2017

This just one in a series of QAMH events running in May. Click through for more information on events on 18th May and 19th May

Workshop

QAMH is hosting an open consultation workshop from 3.00 to 5.00pm to discuss the proposed Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention.

The feedback will be recorded and used for the Suicide Prevention Australia Board and the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention in development of a recommended framework to Federal Government by mid-2017.

Workshop Agenda

  • Introduction and background
  • Briefing on lived experience
  • Break-out group workshop
  • Feedback.

 

The day will end with a Mindful Networking event from 5.00 to 6.00pm.

Eligibility

This workshop is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

Registration

All events are capped at 40 participants, with a maximum of four participants from each organisation.

Register today to secure your place. Simply select all of the sessions you wish to attend and follow the prompts. We have scheduled this series of events over two day to make travel to Brisbane for our regional members worthwhile.

For any queries related to any of these events please do not hesitate to contact us on 3252 9411 and any of our team will assist you.

Doors Open to the Queensland Transition to NDIS Strategic Forum: QAMH Activities and Events Spotlight Issue 9

12, April, 2017

These are just two of a series of QAMH events running in May. Click through for more information on events on 18th May and 19th May

Forum

For the first time, the doors of the Queensland Transition to NDIS for Mental Health Strategic Forum (QTN Forum) will be opened to QAMH Members on 18 May, for its afternoon session from 1.00 to 3.00pm.

Discussions will cover:

  • Parliamentary Standing Committee Submissions on NDIS and Mental Health
  • An update on the experiences of service providers from three NDIS launch sites in Queensland.

Lunch

If you wish to arrive earlier, there will be a networking lunch from 12.30pm, where you can meet the full delegation of the QTN Forum (State and Federal Health Executives and NDIA representatives).

Eligibility

This is a QAMH member-only event. If you are not a QAMH member but are interested in attending any of our member-only events, please contact Jennifer Bacon, on 07 3252 9411 or visit our website for more information about becoming a member.

Registration

All events are capped at 40 participants, with a maximum of four participants from each organisation.

Register today to secure your place. Simply select all of the sessions you wish to attend and follow the prompts. We have scheduled this series of events over two day to make travel to Brisbane for our regional members worthwhile.

For any queries related to any of these events please do not hesitate to contact us on 3252 9411 and any of our team will assist you.