TheMHS 14th Summer Forum on Confronting Self Harm


For your information, below are the details for the TheMHS 14th Summer Forum to be held in Sydney in February 2012:







23 & 24 February 2012

Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney, NSW



From understanding to responding


Graham Martin, Katharine Saunders, Patrick McGorry,

Merinda Epstein, Brian Draper, Maggie Mackeller,

Geraldine White, Najeeb Wazefadost, Nick Allen and Michael Dudley


The 2012 TheMHS Summer Forum will confront the important issue of self-harm in our society. It will focus on understanding the issues, translating research into innovative practice, and moving towards hope, healing and recovery. How do we address the crisis of self-harm among young people? How should we confront the neglected issue of self-harm in the elderly? What is the relationship between self-harm and suicide? What are the issues for Indigenous communities, refugees and asylum seekers? Are suicide and self-harm issues affecting these population groups in similar or different ways and how can we best learn from each other to build a better understanding?  How do we incorporate the wisdom that comes from personal and family stories of self-harm?  How do we engage frontline services such as Emergency Departments, Police, NGO’s, GP’s and private practitioners? And - what policy developments in Australia and New Zealand might enable services to respond better to self-harm? Come and join us for a stimulating forum where these important issues will be addressed.


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