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September 2018

Psychosocial Disability and the NDIS

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
MHV, Level 2/22 Horne Street
Elsternwick, VIC 3185
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Psychosocial disability, its impacts and what this means for participants of the NDIS. This one day interactive workshop is designed for NDIA planners and Local Area Coordinators to explore the skills, knowledge and components needed to develop an NDIS plan for participants with a psychosocial disability

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Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists

September 26 @ 9:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne CBD

Understand how to respond effectively to the trauma experienced by victim survivors, from trainers experienced in family violence and trauma. Essential for workers and supervisors. Gain insight into the impacts and dynamics of trauma for family violence survivors, and learn the practical skills and knowledge that will help you respond more effectively while preserving your own wellbeing. This training has been specifically designed for Family Violence Workers who work in direct service delivery, (or supervise workers who do). Participants will…

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Understanding Guardianship and Administration Orders

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Office of the Public Advocate, Level 1, 204 Lygon Street
Carlton, Vic 3053
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This education session is aimed at professionals working in health, mental health, community and aged care settings. It will cover information on the protective measures of guardianship and administration and the VCAT process for appointing a guardian or administrator. The role of guardians from the Office of the Public Advocate and consideration of less restrictive options will also be explored. Resources will be provided and there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions Entry is free. Bookings are…

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Give children a bigger voice more of the time: Children’s and young people’s experiences of the family law system

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will discuss recent research on young people’s experiences of the family law system and its implications for child-inclusive practice. A recent study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has highlighted the importance of listening to and supporting children and young people throughout the process of parental separation and their involvement in the family law system. Many children and young people who participated in the study reported a lack of communication from parents and family law services about…

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October 2018

“Intersectionality: What it is and why it matters

October 9 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Polytechnic Preston Campus, 77 St Georges Road
Preston, VIC 3072
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VAADA has been commissioned to run an AOD Workforce Development and Stakeholder Engagement Project for the North Western Melbourne PHN region, coordinating forums, training, communities of practice and managers networks. Intersectionality explains how an individual may experience multiple types of overlapping discrimination, depending on their age, gender, ethnicity, physical or cognitive ability, class or other characteristics that may place them in a minority group. The link between experiences of discrimination and poor mental and physical health outcomes has been well…

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42nd World Hospital Conference

October 10 @ 9:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, Qld 4101
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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Queensland Health welcomes hospital and health service leaders from around the world to Brisbane for the 42nd World Hospital Congress, 10-12 October 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Australia. The World Hospital Congress, under the umbrella of the International Hospital Federation, is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to share views and experiences, network and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership. Through this forum multidisciplinary…

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Victorian Mental Health Social Work Conference 2018

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Woodward Centre, The University of Melbourne, 10th Floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106)
University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton,
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VMHSW is pleased to announce the annual Victorian Mental Health Social Work Conference 2018 on the theme of 'The Unique Contribution of Social Work to Mental Health Practice'. Building on the success and lessons learned from last year’s theme 'New and Emerging Areas in Mental Health Social Work' and featuring two great keynote speakers, three in-depth concurrent workshops, ‘Ignite Sessions’ and plenty of opportunities for networking, we welcome social workers be they students, new graduates or experienced professionals, to this…

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Gender Equity in Action

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Learn the practical skills you need to design, deliver and evaluate gender sensitive programs and services. This activity-based workshop will be your introductory step-by-step guide to performing a gender analysis in practice. The workshop covers: Identifying gendered norms, practices and structures and their impact Approaches to gender inclusive program design Tools and frameworks for conducting a gender analysis How to use real world data to support your work including an introduction to the Women’s Health Atlas Real life scenarios and…

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Vocation Works! Diverse Voices on Vocational Rehabilitation.

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Michael Chamberlin Theatre, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Aitkenhead Wing, St Vincent’s Hospital, Building E, Victoria Pde
Fitzroy, Vic 3065
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Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) Forum Vocation Works! Diverse Voices on Vocational Rehabilitation. A forum for mental health and community workers and consumers, who are interested in the relationship between recovery and vocation. You will hear the perspectives of people with lived experience, advocates, practitioners and researchers from a range of organisations, agencies and services. $80 per person (morning tea & lunch will be provided) **A number of FREE places for consumers, carers, and peer workers are available. Register. Flyer.

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eResearch Australasia Conference 2018

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Pullman Albert Park Melbourne, + Google Map

eResearch 2018 will offer delegates the opportunity to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information. Conference workshops will be held on Monday and Tuesday, with the main conference program running from Wednesday to Friday. More information regarding the conference including invited speakers, social events and engagement initiatives will be released via our…

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