Visualising Mental Health Exhibition and Forum announced
Each year, during Mental Health Week, we exhibit the projects developed by students in that year.
The 2019 exhibition has now been announced. It is running from the 8th October to the 23rd October at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in the Hawke Centre, University of South Australia
Get full details here.
This year the exhibition is supplemented with a Forum on the 10th October from 6-7.30pm at the Allan Scott Auditorium.
Join me and special guests to hear about the Visualising Mental Health Initiative and see some of the projects from current and past years, hear about which projects are being developed for limited runs and meet some of the students and the team involved in this initiative.
I’m taking this event very seriously. I’ve even had a haircut.
KEYNOTE: CHRIS BURNS CSC
SOUTH AUSTRALIA MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSIONER
SA Mental Health Commissioner Chris Burns CSC is a passionate advocate for strengthening the mental wellbeing of his fellow South Australians.
Chris is involved with people from all walks of life and organisations ranging from government to private enterprise as he spreads the message that good mental health starts with strong, inclusive communities and early intervention,
promotion and prevention rather than acute care and emergency departments.
He prioritised and incorporated the views of South Australians as he led the development of the SA Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017-2022. Chris and his team are now implementing the Strategic Plan.
DR JANE ANDREW
FOUNDING DIRECTOR, MATCH STUDIO
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Dr Jane Andrew is the Founding Director of Match Studio at the University of South Australia. She joined UniSA’s academy in 2009, where she has combined a professional background in design practice, executive leadership and public service within the South Australian government, with research focused on regional innovation systems. For the past decade Jane has developed professional practice opportunities for students across the praxis of teaching and learning, research and industry engagement, to enable the next generation of professionals to think creatively. Jane is the recipient of the 1998 Giles Scholarship (University of Adelaide); 2004 APIA Scholarship (Australian Research Council); 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence (University of Adelaide); and most recently, as Director of Match Studio, was awarded the 2018 Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Excellence in Case Studies Award for a Peer 2 Peer initiative that exemplified design thinking in work integrated learning (WIL).
DR GARETH FURBER, RESEARCHER, FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Dr Gareth Furber is based at Flinders University. He works primarily in child and adolescent mental health, and as a researcher. His research topics include the evaluation of intensive long-term parent-child psychotherapy, service benchmarking, mental health workforce estimation, and the use of technology in service delivery. At Flinders University his work is focused on enhancing the mental health related services provided by Health, Counselling and Disability Services, using the internet and technology. This includes the use of blogging, vlogging, teleconferencing, internet and email enhanced triage. His research is widely published.
MODERATOR: PROFESSOR NICHOLAS PROCTER,
CHAIR, SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Professor Nicholas Procter RN, MBA, PhD is Chair: Mental Health Nursing and leader of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group, Division of Health Sciences. Working as a Communities of Practice, his group brings together mental health consumers, clinicians, policy makers and academic faculty. All research undertaken – including Honours, Masters and PhD student projects – relates to the real world problems of people living with mental distress, the needs of carers, and the next generation of health professionals willing and able to support recovery with dignity. Deep scholarship, deep connectivity and diffusion of the insights are central elements of the group’s community engagement strategy.