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August 2019

Doing it Differently: Putting community at the centre of mental health practice

August 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road
Broadmeadows, Vic 3047
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Join us at the 'Doing it differently' forum and learn from communities and services who are finding innovative ways to put community at the centre of mental health care. Our program features inspirational key note speakers, innovative programs, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and live scribing by Digital Storytelling. We'll also explore a new framework for engaging diverse communities. Hosted by Sally Warhaft, broadcaster and writer, who is based at the Wheeler Centre and a regular ABC commentator. Who should come?  Consumer, carer and community representatives Mental health practitioners, educators ​and leaders Health and community workers…

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Advance Care Planning Seminar

August 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Lecture Theatre B, 305 Grattan Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Well-coordinated and appropriate person-centred care is a key priority. It's becoming increasingly important for the healthcare sector to better understand advance care planning, which supports an individual’s values, goals and preferences. Presented by Advance Care Planning Australia, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Public Advocate and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, this Melbourne-based Victorian seminar will be run by recognised leaders in the field of advance care planning in Australia. To find out more about the program,…

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Change the Story: Understanding Australia’s National Framework to prevent violence against women

August 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This one-day course is based on Change the story, Australia’s national framework to prevent violence against women and their children. This training has been developed by Our Watch, the national body for the prevention of violence against women and their children.  Please note: this training is not about how you can respond to women who experience violence or men who perpetrate violence. Rather, it focuses on how to change the underlying norms, practices and structures in society that drive violence against…

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August 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

Do you work in management, human resources or a leadership role? This full-day training will give you the skills and knowledge you need to understand the impact of family violence, recognise and support staff who are experiencing family violence, understand the limitations of your role, and develop workplace policies to support staff. Introduction Do you work in management, human resources or a leadership role? You may not have considered family violence training is for you, but family violence is making…

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Gender Equity in Action: applying a gender lens to your work

August 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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About the workshop: This full-day workshop provides an introductory guide to understanding gender within our society. The workshop unpacks the impact of gender inequality on our health and wellbeing in Australia and best practice approaches to building gender equity into your work. The workshop focuses on building the practical skills needed to apply a gender lens to the design, delivery and evaluation of gender sensitive programs, policies, and initiatives. This workshop has been delivered by Women’s Health Victoria since 2009…

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VAAP 2019 Research and Practice Forum

August 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street
Melbourne, vic 3000 Australia
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2019 VAAP Forum: Communication, older people and physical activity - Giving and receiving the message Presentations and sessions at the 2019 VAAP Forum will involve academic speakers, service providers and older people. Topics related to various aspects of communication, older people and physical activity will be covered. Staff, volunteers, service providers, managers and policy makers involved in the current or potential delivery of PA opportunities (including active recreation and sport) for older people are encouraged to attend. More information will be forthcoming.…

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September 2019

Counselling for Carers: A Symposium for Counsellors and Psychologists

September 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Angliss Conference, 555 LaTrobe Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Carers Victoria invites you to Counselling for Carers: A Symposium for Counsellors and Psychologists. The unique complexities of counselling people in a caring role requires a multi-faceted, humanistic approach. In this symposium, professionals will learn how counselling can be tailored to meet the needs of people in a caring role. Carers Victoria has been delivering counselling for carers for almost 20 years. This symposium brings together Carers Victoria's collective learnings on this topic and explores key topics for professionals working with carers. Presenters will…

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October 2019

2019 VHA Annual Conference: The future of health, an imperative for change

October 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - October 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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There is little dispute that the way our system is organised to deliver care must change. Funding is disjointed and systems are fragmented; primary care is treated separately from hospital care, and inputs are equated as outputs. As a nation, we are growing, living longer and we spend the highest average years in ill health of any OECD country. Our system is costly but there is only a finite bucket of money; little of which is spent on keeping people…

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4th Annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Conference

October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne CBD

Most organisations have an inclusion and diversity strategy in place, but is it simply a corporate ‘tick-box’ exercise? Organisations must move their D&I commitments beyond this to gain a competitive market share, and create a safe, inclusive and innovative working environment. So, why not put the focus on your D&I strategy at the popular 4th Annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity conference in Melbourne this October? Back for the fourth year running, this high-impact national conference will feature 36 fresh new speakers and a brand new agenda with exciting sessions, including the following:…

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November 2019

Asia-Pacific Conference on Integrated Care

November 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne

AHHA is partnering with the International Foundation for Integrated Care to offer this event to members. Registrations are now open for the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care which will take place in Melbourne, Australia, from 11-13 November 2019. With the overarching theme ‘Achieving better value for people and populations’ the conference is a partnership of The University of Newcastle, Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, Children’s Health Queensland, Central Coast Local Health District, The Australian Healthcare and…

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