Mental Health Symposium ACT 2017

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Evidence based practice in mental health - Translating research into effective services
This full-day Symposium is an opportunity to raise your awareness about the use of evidence-based practice to support people with mental health issues.

This symposium will focus on the state of evidence-based practice in mental health work with three broad groups of people:

  • Prisoners and ex-prisoners
  • People who identify as LGBTI, and
  • People with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

Material presented throughout the day will examine the practical application of evidence in mental health programs and services.

The Symposium is relevant to service providers, other mental health workers, clinicians and people with lived experience of mental illness.

Why focus on just 3 groups in society?

These groups are characterised as having particularly high rates of mental illness. People within these groups face stigma and discrimination in their daily lives which both impacts on their mental health and acts as a barrier to seeking help. The journey to recovery can be further impeded by specific, additional needs of people in these groups which mainstream services and treatment options often cannot meet.

It is not surprising then that many of these people report feeling misunderstood, poorly supported and marginalised.


We are close to confirming a full line-up of speaker for the Symposium. More speakers will be added and a full program for the event will be published here soon.

Welcome to Country
Tina Brown, Ngunnawal Elder

Case study in designing an evidence based program 
Sam Davidson Fuller – EO, Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT)

Session 1: Prisoners and ex-prisoners
Professor Doug Boer – Professor of Clinical psychology, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra

Session 2: LGBTI 
Ross Jacobs – National Clinical Director, Qlife Australia


All enquiries email Charlie Richardson or phone MHCC ACT on (02) 6249 7756.

12th September, 2017 9:30 AM   through   5:10 PM
ANU Commons3 Rimmer Street,
Canberra, ACT 2601

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Regular Member $ 75.00
Regular Non-Member $ 100.00
Concession (Consumer/Carer) $ 25.00
Concession (Student) $ 50.00
Early Bird Member $ 60.00
Early Bird Non-Member $ 75.00

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