Realising the Vision
NDIA Deputy CEO Louise Glanville explored NDIS implementation, provided an update on how roll-out is progressing and what is to be achieved in the transition period, specifically in regard to mental health services.
Louise Glanville - Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Stakeholder Relations, National Disability Insurance Agency.
Deborah Roberts - Director Mental Health, National Disability Insurance Agency (in place of Eddie Bartnik who was unable to attend).
Gerry Naughtin - CEO Mind Australia.
This session was sponsored by Mind Australia.
Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health
The science of wellbeing versus the discource of recovery
Associate Professor Lindsay Oades examined the similarities and differences between the science of wellbeing and the discourse around recovery in mental health, asking: what is personal wellbeing? And should wellbeing be viewed as the primary outcome and aim of health and human services? Julie Anderson will then explore these notions of well-being and recovery from a peer perspective.
Associate Professor Lindsay Oades - Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne.
Julie Anderson - Manager of consumer Participation Strategy, Neami National.
Peter Ruzyla – CEO, EACH.
This session was sponsored by EACH.
Promoting psychosocial functioning and recovery - NDIS Early Intervention Research
This session reviewed new research that reviews the role of evidence-based interventions in the NDIS.
Dr Lisa Brophy - Senior Research Fellow, The Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne and Director of Research, MIND Australia.
Dr Laura Hayes - Research Specialist, Parenting Research Centre.
Arthur Papakotsias – CEO, Neami National.
This session was sponsored by Neami National.
Emerging issues, changing expectations
This session explored young people’s expectations, needs and experiences of the mental health system, and the opportunities that exist for them within current reforms. Associate Professor Jane Burns presented the role of new and emerging technologies and 21st century systems of care for young people. Loretta Foster spoke about being responsive to the needs of young people in local communities, with young person Rechelle O’Dwyer weighing in on the discussion.
Jane Burns - CEO, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
Loretta Foster - Program Manager Mental Health, Gateway Health.
Liz Burgat - Acting Director Clinical Programs, Orygen.
THERE WAS NO POWERPOINT AS PART OF THIS PRESENTATION.
Can choice be individualised?
As a comfort term, ‘choice’ gives us a warm feeling. But it can also be a veneer which hides isolation and hopelessness, a decoy which gives the appearance of service improvements. Drawing on a FAHCSIA study funded to support implementation of the NDIS, Associate Professor Paul Ramcharan explored some of the underlying principles of choice and how, over a life-course, choice can be limited.
Assoc Prof. Paul Ramcharan - Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University.
Dr Simon Duffy.
Liz Crowther - President VICSERV.