ACMHN's 41st International Mental Health Nursing Conference
Shifting Culture, Leading Change
7 - 9 October 2015
Brisbane Convention Centre
The 41st International Mental Health Nursing Conference was held in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention Centre, from the 7th – 9th October 2014, with a workshop and the Oration and Investiture on the 6th.
The conference challenged speakers and delegates to get involved in the future of the profession; to consider and discuss how the profession can be moved forward,; and how mental health nurses can move from the ‘bedside to the boardroom’.
Mental health nursing leadership is the key. Step up, this is the future of mental health nursing
Fay is the Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of NSW, General Manager - Inclusion at RichmondPRA, and runs her own business Vision in Mind.
Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck
Queensland Mental Health Commissioner
National Mental Health Commissioner and CEO, The Rogue and Rouge Foundation
Professor Julie Repper
Shifting culture, leading change
Programme Director - ImROC (Implementing Recovery for Organisational Change), University of Nottingham and Recovery Lead, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust
Dr Gail Stuart
Dean and a tenured Distinguished University Professor in the College of Nursing and a Professor in the College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.
CEO, The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Dr Peter Santangelo
Member, NSW Mental Health Tribunal and Independent Practitioner
Worthy Mental Health Nurse of the Year and Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award recipients:
Mental Health Nurse of the Year
Bill Bailey has for the last 10 years worked with the Emergency Department at The Canberra Hospital (TCH) within the ED Mental Health Assessment Unit (MHAU). Since the MHAU’s inception, Bill has been a champion for the project. He has worked to improve interactions with mental health consumers by teaching, assisting, discussing, and counselling ED staff.
Mental Health Nurse Achievement
Francis Acquah has worked for over 25 years providing primary health care services in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ghana. His private practice, Positive Mental Health Program, employs Credentialed Health Nurses and offers outreach and community referral services to a range of GPs and Psychiatrists in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
New Fellows and a new Life Member:
Susan Kidd - new Fellow
Catherine Hangan - new Fellow
Patricia Barkway - new Life Member