The Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches in collaboration with Phoenix Australia’s Centenary of Anzac Centre has announced a free professional development and networking opportunity for those working with Veterans to provide information about practical, effective support and treatment.
A copy-and-paste of the agenda for the Breaking Down the Barriers – Veteran Mental Health Event, which will happen on 15 March 2019, below.
- Each organisation has a maximum of 4 spots available to attend
- A waiting list will be created for any organisations that may wish to send more participants
- If you would like to have a free information stall to promote your services please register for an Information Stall Holders ticket
This event will not only be a wonderful professional development opportunity but also a great opportunity to network with other Veteran support services across Sydney and to promote your services to Families and Mates of Veterans.
Register to attend here.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Breaking down the barriers – Veteran Mental Health Symposium
|Friday 15 March 2019 Time||Duration||Session||Event||Target audience|
|8am – 8:50am||45 mins||Set up||Stall information drop off
Tea and coffee
Clinicians & ESO’s
|8:50am – 9am||10 mins||Welcome||Official Welcome||Clinicians and Ex-Service Organisations|
|9am – 10:35am||85 mins||PD Session 1||Current, new and innovative evidence-based treatments for Veterans
Presented by Ms. Nicole Sadler, Clinical Psychologist and Practitioner Support Service Expert Advisor, Director Military and High Risk Organisations Phoenix Australia, Dr. Phil Parker, Consultant GP and Practitioner Support Service Expert Advisor, and Dr. Mark Hinton, Clinical Psychologist and Director of ANZAC Centre Treatment Research Collaboration
|10:35am – 11:05am||30 mins||Overview||Why is today so important?
Veteran & Family members stories
|Clinicians and Ex-Service Organisations
Family and Mates of Veterans
|11:05am – 11:35am||30 mins||Networking morning tea|
|11:35am – 12:35pm||60 mins||PD Session 2||Practical strategies for problematic anger among Veterans
Presented by Assoc. Prof. Darryl Wade, Clinical Psychologist and ANZAC Centre Expert Council Member, Head Policy and Practice, Phoenix Australia
|Clinicians and Ex-Service Organisations|
|PD Session 3||What families, colleagues and mates need to know about mental health treatment and how to approach a Veteran they are worried about
Presented by Ms. Jane Pool, Consultant Mental Health Social Worker and Practitioner Support Service Expert Advisor and Dr. Phil Parker, Consultant GP and Practitioner Support Service Expert Advisor
|Family and Mates of Veterans|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||60 mins||Lunch & networking|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||60 mins||EXPO||Information stalls||Family and Mates of Veterans Clinicians and Ex-Service Organisations|
|2:30pm – 2:45pm||15 mins||Close & thank you|