Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Forum Agenda

L. I. F. E – Living is For Everyone

Workshop Overview: 
This Workshop embodies the understanding and principals of Surviving, Recovering, Achieving and Living after Ideation or a Suicide Attempt from the Lived Experience perspective and to encourage the approach of “Zero Suicides” in the health care model. 
 
The aim of the workshop is aimed at service providers, clinicians and practice managers and those who wish to engage in a more holistic approach to service delivery.  It is also aimed at supporting those who have ideation or survived an attempt to understand the elements of their own personal journey, recovery and to encourage those engage in LIFE again and contribute to systemic change through real partnerships and collaboration. 
 
In summary it will address key elements of suicide care such as: 
  • Leadership 
  • Training 
  • Identifying 
  • Engaging 
  • Treat 
  • Transition 
  • Improve 
Key learning Objectives: 
  • Identifying the human and emotional needs of those with ideation and attempt survivors 
  • Recognising the tools to encourage those with ideation or attempt survivors to live 
  • Scenarios presented will be actual experiences of those who have had ideation or survived an attempt 
  • Applying principles of leadership in the medical model through developing survivor champions  
  • Learn how to develop and redesign “Consumer Engagement” through contribution and empowerment 
  • Understanding the importance of Wellness and not Illness in Recovery 
  • Identify the key issues of organizational change and the medical model 

Workshop Agenda: 

8:00 Registration and welcome coffee 
 
8:30 Surviving Suicide 
  • The essential tool box for Living 
  • Understanding the human and emotional needs of Suicide 
  • Focus on Wellness not Illness
 
10:00 Morning break 
 
10:30 Key Elements of Support for Suicide Recovery 
  • Challenges, fears, habits and beliefs 
  • Identify, shift and remove the barriers 
  • Self-belief, self-image and you 
 
12:00 Networking lunch 
 
1:00 Achieving and Contributing 
  • The non-negotiables – strengths and goals 
  • Bringing out the best in your team through contribution 
  • Why Knowledge is Power “The Lived Experience” 
2:30 Afternoon break 
 
3:00 L. I. F. E – Living is For Everyone 
  • The confidence and conviction to grow 
  • Adapting to change in a fast-moving world 
  • Leading with audacity and courage 
4:30 End of workshop 
 

Workshop Leader:

 
 
 
Katherine Houareau, LIFE Style and Wellness Coach 
 
Is a Suicide Attempt Survivor Advocate who is trained as a Mental Health Support Worker, Professional L.I.F.E Style and Wellness Coach and Educator focusing on Zero Suicides.  Katherine is currently the Chair of the Wanneroo and Communities Suicide Prevention Network and also an Ambassador for LifelineWA and was nominated by the Mental Health Commissions “Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards” for Consumer Involvement and Engagement. 
 
Her knowledge and experience within Consumer, Carer and Community engagement is over twenty years and extends to chairing and sitting on a Mental Health Advisory Group, Consumer Advisory Committee,  National Standard Audits for Mental  & NSQHS, Consumer and Carer Advocate (Consumer and Carer Reference Group) for HaDSCO, including the development of “You Matter” a guideline for engagement in Health in WA and currently Chairing the Wanneroo and Communities Suicide Prevention Network.  
Katherine has been able to identify the gap in a broken system around Health, Disability and Mental Health whilst being an influencer with the  focus on building community engagement, collaboration with stakeholders and working on change management processes, systemic issues to reframe the culture around Mental Health and Suicide.

 

08:30

MENTAL HEALTH CARE & SUICIDE PREVENTION POLICY AND REFORM 

09:00

  • System is the Lived Experience 
  • Identifying the gaps and changes within the medical model and Lived Experience on service delivery 
  • How to bridge the gap and utilise the “Lived Experience” within the Community 
  • Addressing the key issues of systemic change and policy for better engagement within all sectors to reduce suicide 

09:30

  • Data and statistics: A perspective on suicide in Australia 
  • Building connection, compassion and hope through Lifeline’s Strategic Framework 
  • Leading the continual improvement of suicide prevention to respond to individual, family and community needs 

10:00

LOCAL HEALTH PLANNING AND SERVICE INTEGRATION INITIATIVES 

10:20

  • A strategic framework for improving mental health and preventing suicide
  • Developing community capacity to address mental health and suicide
  • A multidisciplinary approach to improving mental and physical health of the community 

10:50

  • Building community resilience through culturally-adapted mental health measures that accommodate all levels of mental illness severity 
  • Ensuring the effectiveness and sustainability of mental health services through Indigenous partnership and leadership 
  • How to maximise funding to improve coordination of care for persons with mental illness 

11:30

  • An insight into the Trial: Background, progress, limitations and opportunities 
  • What is postvention and where does it fit in the suicide prevention framework? 
  • Developing a culturally appropriate postvention policy to guide effective crisis response 

12:00

IMPROVING THE MENTAL WELLBEING OF DISENFRANCHISED AND AT-RISK POPULATIONS 

01:00

  • Best policies and practices to improve Indigenous access to mental health care 
  • Effective measures for advancing the Minditj Kaart–Moorditj Kaart Engagement Framework 
  • Building the capacity of service organisations to respond to the mental health needs of Indigenous families 

01:30

  • Understanding the complex mental health needs of persons in a correctional environment 
  • Collaborative, person-centred and integrated mental health care approaches to improve patient journeys 
  • Mental health services and programs to successfully reintegrate incarcerated persons and minimise recidivism 

TOWARD AN INTEGRATED COMMUNITY-BASED MENTAL HEALTH CARE 

02:00

  • Changing the way in which you see and care for a mentally ill or suicidal person 
  • What to say and do when a person you know may be experiencing a mental illness or thinking of suicide? 
  • If I could help myself: What would I do differently? 

02:40

  • Building resilience through an A-B-C approach to achieve positive mental health outcomes 
  • Encouraging people to take action against loneliness and depression 
  • A framework for upstream suicide prevention 

03:10

BUILDING MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE AMONG AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE GENERATION 

03:30

  • Understanding the drivers of mental health development and wellbeing 
  • Challenges of delivering effective mental health prevention, support and intervention to children and young people 
  • Holistic approaches to improve the life circumstances and mental wellbeing of children and young people 

04:00

  • Understanding bullying victimization as a part of the psychopathology framework 
  • What principals, teachers and parents can do to identify and stop bullying 
  • Prevention and intervention strategies to build emotional intelligence and improve student mental wellbeing 

04:30

  • Addressing the prevalence of mental distress among trans and gender diverse persons 
  • Analysing the effect of gender-affirming treatment on the psychological health of young people 
  • Recommendations for governments, healthcare providers, schools, families, peers and your trans persons 

05:00