Perth Mental Health event, Ron Coleman speaks on Recovery, vital info and resurces for service providers – Tuesday 25 August 2009 7pm to 9pm
MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY
From rhetoric to reality
Tuesday 25 August 2009 7pm to 9pm
Lecture Theatre , Ground Floor, Department of Health 189 Royal St, East Perth
The mental health system in Western Australia is under
review. Major changes are under consideration in other parts of
Australia including from the commonwealth perspective, or
have already been announced. What does all of this mean to
consumers, carers and service providers? Ron Coleman, an
international mental health trainer and consultant from Scotland
who has a lived experience, will talk about developments in
other parts of the world where recovery has become a reality
because systems have changed and continue to change.
This talk will be of interest to social workers, psychiatrists,
psychologists, OTs, nursing staff and others involved in service
delivery. It will provide hope and inspiration to consumers,
carers and family members that change can occur. Students of
all disciplines are encouraged to attend to improve their
understanding of emerging perspectives on mental health
Ron is a mental health trainer and consultant and is world renowned for
his innovative Recovery based practice, training, and service designs in
psychosis prevention and resolution.
He has an international reputation as a speaker, author and offers a cutting edge
approach to Mental Health service provision.
Ron has spent 13 years in and out of the psychiatric
hospital system in the UK. As a result of his experiences (ECT,
medication, and compulsory treatment orders) and further research, Ron
has developed his ideas about Recovery and a passion for helping
integrate Recovery concepts into mental health services. An integral part
of Ron’s approach is that there is great value in forming meaningful
partnerships between the consumer and the mental health professional.
Between 1999 and 2002, Ron was the director of Keepwell Limited and owner operator of Action
Consultancy and Training (ACT). Then in 1991-1994 Ron was National Coordinator Hearing
Voices Network and responsible for the development of the Hearing Voices Network in the UK. He
is currently is a director of Working To Recovery Limited.
AASW Members $20.00
Non Members $30.00
Complete the registration and post or fax it to AASW WA.
Registration and payment must be received by Tuesday
August 18th 2009.
For enquires please contact Sophie Mason at AASW WA on
9420 7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively,
contact CPE Project Officer Erin Kerbey at
Paid parking is available opposite the building. Additional
CPP parking is located at Moore St Multi-storey Car Park,
Moore St. Trains run regularly with nearby stops at
Claisebrook or McIver.
Please mail, fax or email your registration to:
Australian Association of Social Workers
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Tel: (08) 9420 7240
Fax: (08) 9486 9766