National Indigenous Mental Health & Wellbeing Forum

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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 08:30 to Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 17:00
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Pan Pacific

The mental health crisis among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia continues to get worse.

It is estimated that 95% of the Indigenous population have an experience with suicide1, with the Kimberley region having the highest suicide rates in the world2.

Developed together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and mainstream mental health services, Akolade's National Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum provides practical tools to tackle mental health issues through effective engagement, assessment and treatment strategies, while also addressing the need to educate, empower and support communities to take control of their mental health situation.

Hear from over 35 key speakers, including:

  • Lady Tureiti Moxon, Managing Director, Te Kohao Health, New Zealand
  • John Tamihere, Chief Executive Officer, Te Pou Matakana, New Zealand
  • Josie Farrer, Member for Kimberley, Australian Labor Party
  • LaVerne Bellear, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Redfern Aboriginal Medical Services
  • Lesley van Schoubroeck, Commissioner, Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • Adele Cox, National Senior Consultant, National Empowerment Project, and Council Member, Australian Suicide Prevention Advisory Council
  • Dr Mark Wenitong, Public Health Medical Advisor, Apunipima – Cape York Health Council, and Founder and Former President, Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association
  • Maureen Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Nindilingarri Cultural Health Service
  • And many others

Key benefits of attending:

  • Learn how to develop and implement mental health programmes with limited budget
  • Discover how your community can improve mental health through effective education and training programmes
  • Identify the role of education providers and how they can nurture a positie future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths
  • Learn how to establish collaborative partnerships between communities and mainstream service providers to tackle mental health issues
  • Uncover effective methods to improve service delivery within health services by training and educating mental health staff on Indigenous culture

APO readers are eligible for a 10% discount off the current price!

Please call Akolade on 02 9247 6000 or email and quote your VIP Code WFXO1 to register and receive this exclusive discount.

1. Statistic provided by The Stringer
2. Statistic provided by The Medical Journal of Australia

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