2022 Frontline Mental Health Conference

Conference / Summit (onsite & online)
Mental Health, Psychiatry & Psychology Emergency Management

Address: Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast, Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, QLD
Date: 14 to 15 Mar '22
Special Offer: Use discount code IE15 to save 15% off your in-person or virtual registration!
CPD/CME/CEU: Over 10 hours towards CPD points

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Uniting our First Responders to Improve Mental Health Care

Most first responder leaders are aware of increased mental ill health within their workforce. Yet, many are only taking the first steps to provide adequate wellbeing and mental health care. Despite many approaches, there has traditionally been no central platform to share resources, best practices, and training across all first responder agencies.

The Frontline Mental Health Conference is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of first responders in leadership positions, so that you can actively promote positive mental health within your organisation.

Unite with other leaders and learn from the diversity of experiences - personal perspectives, recovery innovations, strengths and gaps in the mental health system, and practical efforts being made to break the stigma.

Learn real techniques and practical solutions to implement into your agency.

Share insights, resources, and strategies to improve the mental health of our first responders with your fellow leaders.

Troubling Statistics

  • 1/3 ➤ One in three emergency workers suffer from high to very high levels of psychological distress.

  • 6 Weeks ➤  One police officer, paramedic or firefighter is taking their own life every 6 weeks.

  • 10% ➤  10% of frontline workers have probable PTSD, compared to an estimated 4% of the general population.

Sources: National Coronial Information System Intentional Self-Harm Among Emergency Services Personnel 2015

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Police and Emergency Services (2016-2020)

It’s OK to Not Be OK

First responder culture can often perpetuate a stigma against seeking help.

By not speaking up, our frontline workers face long-term consequences.

Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance abuse are just some of the mental health issues that can manifest as the result of repeated exposure to trauma.

Connect and collaborate with leaders on the front line, from fire and rescue to police and ambulance officers, defence force personnel, surf lifesaving and SES volunteers.


⚡️  DISCOUNTED TICKETS (SAVE 15%)

In-person, group, and virtual registration options are all available.


Use discount code IE15 to save 15% off your in-person or virtual registration.

  • In-Person registration $887.32 flat rate
  • Virtual registration $466.57 flat rate
 
*Please note that these discounts only apply to new registrations. No refunds will be offered for existing registrations to get these offers

➤  Our Vision

A unified agency response to frontline mental health care.

➤  Our Mission

To improve mental health care and wellbeing of first responder’s during the training, serving and post-service stages of their career.

Our Theme

Working Together – Exploring an Integrated Health and Wellbeing Approach

Physical Health  |  Emotional Wellbeing  | Social Connections | Spiritual Wellbeing

Drive For Meaningful Change

  • Distinguishing leadership and management
    capabilities
  • Building and sustaining a positive cultural environment
  • Implementing, benchmarking, and measuring proactive initiatives
  • Review and improvement of support programs and strategies

Develop and Sustain a Mentally Healthy Workforce

  • Strategies to build resilience and reduce stress during full career life cycle
  • Educating and building resilience
  • De-stigmatisation of mental illness
  • Role of peer supporters and lived experience
  • Addressing barriers to program implementation, engagement, and practical strategies/solutions
  • Responding to COVID-19

Identify and Utilise Varying Treatment Models

  • Exploration of treatment models
  • Emergence of the new frontline, impacts of COVID-19
  • Suicide and substance misuse prevention
  • Dual education and service programs
  • Managing vicarious trauma
  • Addressing barriers to mental health access

Navigate Post-Service Support

  • Preparing and transitioning from service to civilian life
  • Loss of identity and support for retirees
  • Post-employment services and opportunities
  • Insurance and legislative changes
  • Engaging colleagues, families, partners and carers

Registration Options

In-Person 2 DAY PROGRAM

  • All keynote presentations
  • All concurrent presentations
  • Discounted accommodation rates
  • Access to conference app
  • 5 star conference catering package
  • Access to exclusive networking functions
  • Complete online access to audio and visual presentations for 30 days post-event
  • Printed conference materials
  • Over 10 hours towards CPD points
  • Your personalised certificate of attendance
  • Exposure for your organisation
  • Plus, chances to win great prizes!

Virtual - 2 DAY PROGRAM

  • Live streaming of all keynote presenters
  • Live streaming of all sessions in the plenary room over two day conference period
  • Virtual presentations
  • Complete online access to audio and visual presentations for 30 days*
  • Over 10 hours towards CPD points
  • Your personalised certificate of attendance
  • *Access to all audio and visual presentations will be made available 5 business days after the conference has taken place, and will expire 30 days after access has been granted. Options to extend access will also be made available after 30 days.

⚡️ Special Offer - Use discount code IE15 to save 15% off in-person or virtual registrations!

Over 10 hours towards CPD points

➤  Our Vision

A unified agency response to frontline mental health care.

➤  Our Mission

To improve mental health care and wellbeing of first responder’s during the training, serving and post-service stages of their career.

Our Theme

Working Together – Exploring an Integrated Health and Wellbeing Approach

Physical Health  |  Emotional Wellbeing  | Social Connections | Spiritual Wellbeing

Drive For Meaningful Change

  • Distinguishing leadership and management
    capabilities
  • Building and sustaining a positive cultural environment
  • Implementing, benchmarking, and measuring proactive initiatives
  • Review and improvement of support programs and strategies

Develop and Sustain a Mentally Healthy Workforce

  • Strategies to build resilience and reduce stress during full career life cycle
  • Educating and building resilience
  • De-stigmatisation of mental illness
  • Role of peer supporters and lived experience
  • Addressing barriers to program implementation, engagement, and practical strategies/solutions
  • Responding to COVID-19

Identify and Utilise Varying Treatment Models

  • Exploration of treatment models
  • Emergence of the new frontline, impacts of COVID-19
  • Suicide and substance misuse prevention
  • Dual education and service programs
  • Managing vicarious trauma
  • Addressing barriers to mental health access

Navigate Post-Service Support

  • Preparing and transitioning from service to civilian life
  • Loss of identity and support for retirees
  • Post-employment services and opportunities
  • Insurance and legislative changes
  • Engaging colleagues, families, partners and carers

Registration Options

In-Person 2 DAY PROGRAM

  • All keynote presentations
  • All concurrent presentations
  • Discounted accommodation rates
  • Access to conference app
  • 5 star conference catering package
  • Access to exclusive networking functions
  • Complete online access to audio and visual presentations for 30 days post-event
  • Printed conference materials
  • Over 10 hours towards CPD points
  • Your personalised certificate of attendance
  • Exposure for your organisation
  • Plus, chances to win great prizes!

Virtual - 2 DAY PROGRAM

  • Live streaming of all keynote presenters
  • Live streaming of all sessions in the plenary room over two day conference period
  • Virtual presentations
  • Complete online access to audio and visual presentations for 30 days*
  • Over 10 hours towards CPD points
  • Your personalised certificate of attendance
  • *Access to all audio and visual presentations will be made available 5 business days after the conference has taken place, and will expire 30 days after access has been granted. Options to extend access will also be made available after 30 days.

⚡️ Special Offer - Use discount code IE15 to save 15% off in-person or virtual registrations!

Over 10 hours towards CPD points

Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd APM

Queensland Police Service

Commissioner Carlene York APM

NSW State Emergency Service

Major Julie Bodin

Department of Defence

Mr Graham Ashton AM APM

Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police & Deputy Commissioner of Australian Federal Police

Ms Tara J Lal

Senior Firefighter and Peer Supporter, Fire & Rescue NSW

Prof Alexander McFarlane AO

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Adelaide

Professor Tony Walker ASM

Chief Executive Officer of Ambulance Victoria

Scientia Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum

School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales

Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd APM

Queensland Police Service

Commissioner Carlene York APM

NSW State Emergency Service

Major Julie Bodin

Department of Defence

Mr Graham Ashton AM APM

Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police & Deputy Commissioner of Australian Federal Police

Ms Tara J Lal

Senior Firefighter and Peer Supporter, Fire & Rescue NSW

Prof Alexander McFarlane AO

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Adelaide

Professor Tony Walker ASM

Chief Executive Officer of Ambulance Victoria

Scientia Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum

School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales

Venue

Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast

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Organizer

Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

Venue

Sea World Resort Conference Centre, Gold Coast

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Organizer

Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

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