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Webinar Series: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal II

Mad in America have pulled together a second series of webinars on psychiatric drug withdrawal with eight world leaders in the field.

  1. June 18, 2018: Robert Whitaker Town Hall
    Town Hall discussion on key issues from 3 perspectives: a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a person with lived experience in withdrawing.
  2. July 17, 2018: Joanna Moncrieff, MD
    The nature of psychiatric drugs, what we know and don’t know about what they do to the brain with repeated and long-term use and how these changes affect the experience of withdrawal; study on antidepressant withdrawal and antipsychotic withdrawal.
  3. August 21, 2018: Sandy Steingard, MD
    Working in a public health clinic: what are the barriers to providing clients with withdrawal information and support for those who want to taper from the medications? What has she learned since she implemented a withdrawal program six years ago?
  4. September 18, 2018: David Healy, MD and Johanna Ryan
    SSRIs and sexual dysfunction: A look at this adverse effect during SSRI use, and PSSD: sexual dysfunction that persists after withdrawal, and what this may signal regarding renormalization of serotonergic function.
  5. October 16, 2018: Sami Timimi, MD
    Withdrawal issues with children and adolescents, challenges and opportunities
  6. November 20, 2018: Swapnil Gupta, MD
    Deprescribing in the elderly and lessons learned
  7. December 11, 2018: Pesach Lichtenberg, MD
    Psychiatric drug withdrawal in Israel’s Soteria House programs
  8. January 15, 2019: Roger Mulder, MD
    Antidepressant withdrawal study: Results, protocols used, and lessons learned from it.

Times for the webinars will be 1:30-3 PM Eastern US; 10:30 AM-Noon Pacific. Because several of the presenters are internationally-based, there may be some slight time changes but MIA will announce them as soon as possible. The cost is USD$100

Find out more here: https://education.madinamerica.com/p/psychiatric-drug-withdrawal-ii

 

reTHiNK Wellbeing Workshop in Auckland and Wellington

reTHinK Wellbeing is an innovative workshop to help you understand mental health, cope better with stress and distress, support others and flourish!

Last Auckland Date – 18th November

Coming to Wellington one day only – 3rd of December 10am- 3pm

The reTHiNK workshop concentrates on building wellbeing skills for yourself, and your workplaces as well as simple tips for supporting others going through stress and distress. Engaging and entertaining activities help workshop participants, experience, understand and empathise with symptoms of mental health challenges that you may not have had personally. It is relevant for any audience.

This year reTHiNK workshops have been facilitated for Peers as well as Police, Manufacturing, Retail, Corporate, Health, Builders, Tertiary, Professional Sport and Actors Equity to name a few, and the good folks at Mind and Body Consultants have received hundreds of handwritten testimonials on the value of these innovative workshops.

Book Now! Registrations Close on November 10th.

Auckland – http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015/rethink-madness/auckland/epsom

Wellington –  http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015/rethink-well-being/lower-hutt

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Engage Update: New Resource to Help Teachers Talk About Coping with their Classes

Engage Aotearoa is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource that has been long in the making. The Coping Posters Teaching Resource guides teachers to use The Coping Kete to engage students with the static image component of the Year 9 English curriculum, get them talking about how to cope with the rough parts of life and share coping information among the wider school community.

Taipa Area School Static image Comp 1st Place Engage Aotearoa

Winner: Taipa Area School Poster Competition 2014

This resource was created in collaboration with Ilana Hill. The Engage Aotearoa team met Ilana Hill in mid-2014 at a LifeHack Weekend in the Far North. She was then a Year 9 teacher at Taipa Area School who wanted to get her students talking about safe ways of coping with distress and get them excited about the Year 9 English curriculum. Over the following months we collaborated to create a set of guidelines that would allow her to safely explore coping with her students. Students would create posters to promote positive coping and The Coping Kete to their community, while they learned about static images. The top posters would be shared on the Engage Aotearoa website and the school’s newsletter where they could reach parents and other family members as well as the wider school body. Students were excited to create a poster that promoted an idea that might have an impact in the real world.  The winning posters were published in November 2014 and posted on social media.

The Coping Poster Teaching Resource includes Ilana Hill’s original teaching inquiry, guidelines for teachers that set out how to introduce the topic in the same way, poster guidelines for students, coping poster planning worksheets, a practice analysis worksheet and information sheets that define different static image elements set out in the worksheet. These align with the elements covered in the Year 9 curriculum.

Download The Coping Poster Teaching Resource here

Visit Engage Aotearoa’s Coping Resources page to find The Coping Kete and the Teaching Resource together in one place.

Mental Health and Addictions Training in Rotorua and Tauranga

Netcor Mental Health and Addictions Level 4 Certificates

Netcor is getting ready for its July intake for the Mental Health and Addictions Level 4 certificate.  Here is a chance to up-skill yourself.  Great for those working in the Mental Health Sector and those working with people who are dealing with addictions.  Learn more about Mental Health and its added addictions strand.  Netcor has classes in Tauranga and Rotorua.  For more information contact our student services department.

Date/Time: July 22nd 2015
Location/Address: Te Aroha O Hinemaru, 9 Priest Road, Rotorua

Contact:
Missy at Netcor Education
Student Services
0800 872 461
07 378 3485
studentservices@netcor.co.nz

For Further Information:  www.facebook.com/NetcorEducation
www.netcoreducation.com

2015 International Leadership Exchange: Matches for Consideration

The International Institute for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) have a stimulating and exciting set of matches arranged for the 2015 Leadership Exchange across Canada and the U.S. Each match has a limited number of spaces available.

The IIMHL want to build the matches as soon as possible to help participants plan their travel and to work with their Hosts to develop a strong agenda for the two days they will be together. This process needs to be completed as soon as possible so Hosts and Visitors can liaise to maximise the benefit of the match.

Included in the leadership exchange match options are…

IIMHL

  • Mental Health and Seniors – Canada
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) including Infant Mental Health (IMH) – Canada
  • Health Information Technology – USA

IIDL

  • Leadership for People – Our Journey – Canada
  • Resource Centre for Families Utilizing Individualized Funding – Canada

Register here

Then select your match here

 

Peer Support and Rethink Madness Workshops from Mind and Body

Mind and Body Consultants are running Introduction to Peer Support and Rethink Madness Workshops in Auckland, Christchurch, Raumati, Hamilton and New Plymouth.

Check out Mind and Body on Event Finder to find and book a workshop near you.

  • The interactive ‘reTHiNK Madness’ 1 day workshop is useful for anyone wanting to gain a broader, destigmatised, understanding of mental “illness”. Previous attendees have come from a variety of industries including film, manufacturing, health, professional services, sports, retail, and the arts, and been family/whanau, colleagues, friends and people with personal experience of mental “illness”. This workshop tends to sell-out quick.
  • The Introduction to Peer Support 2 Day workshop is popular with people who have lived experience of mental “illness” and/or addictions and recovery, who are interested in learning about peer support. Peer support involves using your own experience of mental health challenges and recovery positively, to walk alongside others who are struggling with their mental health. This workshop gives participants a good overview of the topics and subjects covered in the Certificate of Peer Support (Mental Health) NZQA level 4 should you wish to further your studies.

Tickets for these events can be booked via Eventfinda by clicking on this link and selecting the workshop you are interested in.

The full Mind and Body training calendar for 2015 is now available on their website.

Survey on Plans for an International Peer Leadership Academy at Yale University

An international steering group is planning an international ‘peer leadership academy’ at Yale University. They are seeking the views of people who are involved in mental health systems in any role on the proposed academy.

The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership and Mind Australia are supporting the development of a proposal for an international peer leadership Academy to be based at Yale University and collaborating centers in other countries. The purpose of the Academy will be to train and support emerging and established peer leaders in mental health, from low income and high income countries, to advocate or manage system transformation from a lived experience perspective.

Please take part in this survey if you have an interest in this issue or share it with relevant  friends and contacts via email or social media.

To take part in the survey go to the Peer Leadership Academy Survey

 The deadline for participating is Saturday 20 June 2015.

Mind and Body Consultants: upcoming workshops

Mind and Body is running some of its most popular workshops across the country, and they thought your networks may be interested in these upcoming professional development opportunities in Auckland, Christchurch, Raumati, Hamilton and New Plymouth.

The interactive ‘reTHiNK Madness’ one-day workshop is useful for anyone wanting to gain a broader, destigmatised, understanding of mental ‘illness’. Previous attendees have come from a variety of industries including film, manufacturing, health, professional services, sports, retail, and the arts, and been family/whanau, colleagues, friends and people with personal experience of mental ‘illness’. This workshop sold-out within 3 days of promoting it last time so please don’t wait to book.

The ‘Introduction to Peer Support’ two-day workshop is popular with people who have lived experience of mental ‘illness’ and/or addictions and recovery, who are interested in learning about peer support. Peer support involves using your own experience of mental health challenges and recovery positively, to walk alongside others who are struggling with their mental health. This workshop gives participants a good overview of the topics and subjects covered in the Certificate of Peer Support (Mental Health) NZQA level 4 should you wish to further your studies.

Tickets for these events can be booked via Eventfinda by clicking on this link and selecting the workshop you are interested in.

The full Mind and Body training calendar for 2015 is now available on their website.

Nāku noa, nā
Taimi Allan – Communications – Mental Health Promotion Lead
Mind and Body Consultants
Ph: (649) 630 5909
Mob: 0224 TAIMI A (82464 2)
Fax: (649) 630 5944
www.mindandbody.co.nz
www.rethink.org.nz

Te Pou: Towards restraint-free mental health practice

Te Pou is pleased to launch Towards restraint free mental health practice: Supporting the reduction and prevention of personal restraint in mental health inpatient settings. This resource is the latest in a suite of work aimed at reducing and preventing the use of seclusion and restraint. Services can use this resource to plan and identify best practices that support a least restrictive approach to service delivery.

Contact:
Te Pou
Level 2, Building B, 8 Nugent Street, Grafton, Auckland 1023.
Telephone: +64 9 373 2125www.tepou.org.nz

Skylight Workshops

Skylight’s workshop, Talking About, ‘Online bullying and online issues with children and young people’ is on Thursday 4th June | 9.30am-12.30pm. The topics that will be discussed are: a quick look at security and scams, what children and young people are doing online, how we can help them be as safe as possible, some challenges they will need to manage. There will be plenty of chances to ask questions, discuss problems and look at some resources.

Skylight’s workshop, Talking About, ‘A therapeutic pathway into mindfulness for children’ is on Friday 10th July | 9.30am-5pm. This workshop will explore mindfulness relating to our own personal practice and then the practical applications to children and young people, both at an individual and class level; draw on John’s research; and share the learnings relating to emotional awareness and resilience, cognitive awareness and social skills with children. It will be relevant to teachers, social workers, counsellors and psychologists working with children.

To register, please complete the attached registration form.

If you have any questions, please email pd@skylight-trust.org.nz

Contact:
Julie Richards
Skylight | Professional Development Administrator
2A Green Street | Newtown | Wellington 6021 | New Zealand
PO Box 7309 | Newtown | Wellington 6242 | New Zealand
+64 (0)4 939 6767 | Tel 0800 299 100 | DD +64 (0)4 909 7395 | Fax +64 (0)4 939 4759
www.skylight.org.nz | www.travellers.org.nz