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Let's Talk About Mental Health and Suicide: Reducing Stigma and Embracing L...
Sat. 15 October 2016, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm AWST
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join the School of Psychology (University of Western Australia) for their 2016 Mental Health Week event. This event aims to present what we know about mental health and suicide, in line with Mental Health Week's 2016 focus on suicide prevention. In collaboration with numerous community mental health organisations, the event aims to enhance awareness, reduce stigma, and promote the services available in the community.
The program will consist of postgraduate student presentations, research presentations (PhD students), presentations by community organisations, and a range of stalls with resources. The organisations that will be joining us for the day include:
Samaritans Crisis Line
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA)
Red Cross CRCC
See the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1643985115932017/
See below for the current program (titles still being finalised):
10:50am Doors open
11:00am-11:15am: Welcome Address
11:15am-11:30am: What Do We Know About Suicide? (Elise Hartley)
11:30am-11:40am: Meet the Provider: Lifeline
11:45am-12:00pm: Depression (Postgraduate Students)
12:00pm-12:10pm Meet the Provider: Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA); Carer's Lived Experience
12:15pm-12:30pm Anxiety (Postgraduate Students)
12:30pm-12:40pm Meet the Provider: headspace (Joondalup)
12:45pm-1:30pm: LUNCH (+STALLS)
1:35pm-1:50pm: Getting More Active and Better Sleep (Postgraduate Students)
1:50pm-2:00pm: Meet the Provider: Ruah
2:00pm-2:15pm: Ambivalence About Suicide: Embracing Life (Natasha Goods)
2:15pm-2:25pm: Meet the Provider: Samaritans Crisis Line
2:25pm-2:35pm: Meet the Provider: Helpingminds
2:35pm-2:50pm: Mindfulness (Postgraduate Students)
2:50pm-3:00pm: Meet the Provider: Anglicare
3:00pm-3:15pm: Challenging the Stigma of Suicide (Kim Eaton)
3:15pm-3:30pm: Closing Address (including School of Psychology services)
This is a FREE PUBLIC EVENT. While we recommend staying for the whole program, please feel free to drop in as you wish. The stalls will run throughout the day. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please find a map below to help you find the event and parking. There will be additional parking around campus (e.g., Myers St, in front of the University Club).