Indigenous Wellbeing Conference

Conference / Summit (onsite & online)
Mental Health, Psychiatry & Psychology Social Sciences

Address: Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott St Cairns City QLD Australia
Date: 07 to 08 Oct '21
Special Offer: Use discount code IE15 to save $192.50 off your in-person registration or code IE10 to save $32.90 off your virtual registration
CPD/CME/CEU: Hours towards CPD points

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Connecting Communities and Services to Close the Gap in Social & Emotional Wellbeing

It is devastating that in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have significantly higher mental health needs than other Australians and experience psychological distress at around THREE times the rate of the non-Indigenous population.

We see similar statistics across the seas, with Māori and Pacifika populations carrying the highest burden of suicide with higher incidences.

In order to change, we must first shine a light on the key challenges in Indigenous communities, and address the past and present issues contributing to inequities in mental health treatment and care. We must work towards empowering Indigenous communities to develop their own solutions to live long healthy lives; strengthen culture; and reconnect with their spirit.

Share, listen & learn.

At the 2021 Indigenous Wellbeing Conference, you will discover the latest Indigenous-led, grassroot programs and projects taking place around the nation and across the seas. You will learn how to implement practical evidence-based research into your service, and gain a greater understanding of Indigenous protocols, practices, and considerations.

Discover ways to connect with services, communities and clients when distance is a challenge, and hear about the existing health care gaps and strategies. With a program full of practical solutions, you will leave better equipped to effectively acknowledge and encompass physical, spiritual, and cultural needs of Indigenous populations.

Our Commitment to You.
We understand that to close the gap in social and emotional wellbeing for the Indigenous population, a national platform is needed to connect, collaborate, and unify the voice for change.

That’s why we promise to:

  • Provide a balanced program that gives voice to lived experience journeys, Indigenous communities, natural healers, services, and practitioners

  • Offer a holistic approach which covers all demographics and stages of mental health including prevention, treatment, and recovery

  • Give you various opportunities to create meaningful networks

  • Design a keynote line-up highlighting examples of best practice, identifying improvements & providing practical solutions to key challenges

  • Be accessible to even the most remote locations through online access

  • Offer development opportunities to challenge you both personally and professionally through a range of pre-conference activities

  • Provide you with a culturally diverse and safe space for growth, learning and healing



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The ANZMHA's E-Delegate Gold Pass is back this year, giving you virtual access to 8 of their 2021 Mental Health Conferences.

Missed a session? This Gold Pass also provides you with exclusive access to all presentations of every conference for up to 3 months following the events.

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Present.
Your voice deserves to be heard.

Have your say by applying to become a presenter and feature in the 2021 conference program.

Let us know how you are helping to close the gap in Indigenous mental health care.

Honouring Indigenous Voice & Wisdom: Balancing the System to Close the Gap

➤  Promoting Wellbeing

  • Exploring the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
  • Suicide prevention and community impacts
  • Exploring the seven inter-related domains of social and emotional wellbeing
  • Early childhood preventive action and interventions
  • End-to-end school based SEWB programs – check points, who and what?
  • Indigenous governance, data sovereignty and self-determination/Tino Rangatiratanga
  • Funding challenges to incorporate Aboriginal Wellbeing from Aboriginal Worldview
  • Alcohol and drug reduction strategies
  • Research and its role in delivery, evaluation, costs and impact

Social, Emotional & Cultural Determinants

  • Substance abuse and comorbidity
  • Family and domestic violence
  • Economically and socially disadvantaged
  • Poor physical health
  • Homelessness and inequality
  • Chronic diseases
  • Developmental/cognitive impairments and disability
  • Absence of family members
  • Causal pathways and collaborative approaches in housing, education, employment, recreation, family services, crime prevention and justice

➤  Community Care, Culture Revitalisation & Healing

  • Strength in cultural identity and security
  • Traditional healing methods/Rongoā Māori
  • Mobilising community natural helpers
  • Healing from trauma, discrimination, racism and stigma, grief, loss and stolen children
  • Power of Indigenous ways of respect, relationships, caring, view of life, living and passing
  • Recovery under the SEWB framework
  • Meaningful consumer & carer participation
  • Integration of clinical and non-clinical services
  • Building resilience & empowering communities

➤  Culturally Responsive Care & Community Control

  • Government funding responses to service gaps and uncertainties
  • Shaping assessment, diagnosis, care and management under culturally valid understandings
  • Creating a culturally and clinically competent workforce and skill set
  • Partnering with relevant providers to plan and commission culturally and clinically appropriate services
  • Opportunities and developments in digital mental health
  • Family and Kin-centred and trauma-informed care
  • Clinical quality indicators to measure SEWB including accessibility, appropriateness, capability, continuity of care, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Improving service equity for rural and remote communities and under serviced populations
  • Facilitating continuity of care and information sharing between services
  • Literacy and trauma sensitivity

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSING 18 June, 2021 – SUBMIT TO PRESENT: https://iwc.anzmh.asn.au/#present

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE


  • All sessions in the main conference room  throughout conference period, live streamed via On Air platform
  • Live Q&A opportunities for all keynote sessions
  • Access to all concurrent presentation recordings via digital library (provided 5 business days post-event)
  • Access to exhibitors via digital platform
  • Hours towards CPD points
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Options to extend access to digital library will also be made available after 30 days.

IN-PERSON

  • 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
  • Your choice of workshops
  • Plus, chances to win great prizes!

Present.
Your voice deserves to be heard.

Have your say by applying to become a presenter and feature in the 2021 conference program.

Let us know how you are helping to close the gap in Indigenous mental health care.

Honouring Indigenous Voice & Wisdom: Balancing the System to Close the Gap

➤  Promoting Wellbeing

  • Exploring the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
  • Suicide prevention and community impacts
  • Exploring the seven inter-related domains of social and emotional wellbeing
  • Early childhood preventive action and interventions
  • End-to-end school based SEWB programs – check points, who and what?
  • Indigenous governance, data sovereignty and self-determination/Tino Rangatiratanga
  • Funding challenges to incorporate Aboriginal Wellbeing from Aboriginal Worldview
  • Alcohol and drug reduction strategies
  • Research and its role in delivery, evaluation, costs and impact

Social, Emotional & Cultural Determinants

  • Substance abuse and comorbidity
  • Family and domestic violence
  • Economically and socially disadvantaged
  • Poor physical health
  • Homelessness and inequality
  • Chronic diseases
  • Developmental/cognitive impairments and disability
  • Absence of family members
  • Causal pathways and collaborative approaches in housing, education, employment, recreation, family services, crime prevention and justice

➤  Community Care, Culture Revitalisation & Healing

  • Strength in cultural identity and security
  • Traditional healing methods/Rongoā Māori
  • Mobilising community natural helpers
  • Healing from trauma, discrimination, racism and stigma, grief, loss and stolen children
  • Power of Indigenous ways of respect, relationships, caring, view of life, living and passing
  • Recovery under the SEWB framework
  • Meaningful consumer & carer participation
  • Integration of clinical and non-clinical services
  • Building resilience & empowering communities

➤  Culturally Responsive Care & Community Control

  • Government funding responses to service gaps and uncertainties
  • Shaping assessment, diagnosis, care and management under culturally valid understandings
  • Creating a culturally and clinically competent workforce and skill set
  • Partnering with relevant providers to plan and commission culturally and clinically appropriate services
  • Opportunities and developments in digital mental health
  • Family and Kin-centred and trauma-informed care
  • Clinical quality indicators to measure SEWB including accessibility, appropriateness, capability, continuity of care, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Improving service equity for rural and remote communities and under serviced populations
  • Facilitating continuity of care and information sharing between services
  • Literacy and trauma sensitivity

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSING 18 June, 2021 – SUBMIT TO PRESENT: https://iwc.anzmh.asn.au/#present

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE


  • All sessions in the main conference room  throughout conference period, live streamed via On Air platform
  • Live Q&A opportunities for all keynote sessions
  • Access to all concurrent presentation recordings via digital library (provided 5 business days post-event)
  • Access to exhibitors via digital platform
  • Hours towards CPD points
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Options to extend access to digital library will also be made available after 30 days.

IN-PERSON

  • 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
  • Your choice of workshops
  • Plus, chances to win great prizes!

Dr Kate Derry

Research Associate, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia

Advisory Committee

Dr Lynne Russell

Senior Research Fellow, Māori Health, Victoria University of Wellington

Advisory Committee

Henrietta Marrie

Local Elder

Advisory Committee

Miss Isabel Venables

Program & Event Manager, Indigenous Wellbeing Conference

Advisory Committee

Mr Daryl Hobbs

Senior Psychologist, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation & Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service, Gunditjmara Nation, SW Victoria

Advisory Committee

Mr Nat Heath

Manager, Aboriginal Engagement & Policy Team, NSW Department of Education

Advisory Committee

Mr Rob McPhee

Chief Operating Officer, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

Advisory Committee

Mr Sam Stewart

CEO, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association

Advisory Committee

Mrs Asha Bhat

Chief Executive Officer, Southern Aboriginal Corporation

Advisory Committee

Mr Tom Brideson

Chief Executive Officer, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia

Advisory Committee

Ms Donna Stanley

District Coordinator Aboriginal Mental Health Drug & Alcohol, Western NSW Local Health District

Advisory Committee

Ms Fiona Peterson

Chief Executive Officer, The Healing Foundation

Advisory Committee

Ms Rosemary Wanganeen

Griefologist, Australian Institute for Loss & Grief

Advisory Committee

Ms Tammie Wilkinson

Psychologist and Senior Clinician, Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)

Advisory Committee

Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker

Fellow/Founding Director, Curtin University and Pindi Pindi Ltd,
Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Wellbeing
Advisory Committee

Professor Neil Drew

Director, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Advisory Committee

Professor Patricia Dudgeon

Psychologist and Professor from the School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia

Advisory Committee

Dr Kate Derry

Research Associate, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia

Advisory Committee

Dr Lynne Russell

Senior Research Fellow, Māori Health, Victoria University of Wellington

Advisory Committee

Henrietta Marrie

Local Elder

Advisory Committee

Miss Isabel Venables

Program & Event Manager, Indigenous Wellbeing Conference

Advisory Committee

Mr Daryl Hobbs

Senior Psychologist, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation & Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service, Gunditjmara Nation, SW Victoria

Advisory Committee

Mr Nat Heath

Manager, Aboriginal Engagement & Policy Team, NSW Department of Education

Advisory Committee

Mr Rob McPhee

Chief Operating Officer, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

Advisory Committee

Mr Sam Stewart

CEO, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association

Advisory Committee

Mrs Asha Bhat

Chief Executive Officer, Southern Aboriginal Corporation

Advisory Committee

Mr Tom Brideson

Chief Executive Officer, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia

Advisory Committee

Ms Donna Stanley

District Coordinator Aboriginal Mental Health Drug & Alcohol, Western NSW Local Health District

Advisory Committee

Ms Fiona Peterson

Chief Executive Officer, The Healing Foundation

Advisory Committee

Ms Rosemary Wanganeen

Griefologist, Australian Institute for Loss & Grief

Advisory Committee

Ms Tammie Wilkinson

Psychologist and Senior Clinician, Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)

Advisory Committee

Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker

Fellow/Founding Director, Curtin University and Pindi Pindi Ltd,
Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Wellbeing
Advisory Committee

Professor Neil Drew

Director, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Advisory Committee

Professor Patricia Dudgeon

Psychologist and Professor from the School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia

Advisory Committee

Venue

Pullman Cairns International

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Organizer

Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

Venue

Pullman Cairns International

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Organizer

Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

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