Early childhood education is a revised target, and is the first time trends can be monitored. The previous early childhood target was not met. But the targets related to life expectancy, employment, literacy and numeracy, and school attendance are not on track to being met.
She is a leading expert on using technology to deliver evidence-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of depression, anxiety, suicide, and self-harm. Professor Christensen is currently leading a comprehensive research trial of LifeSpan, a systems approach to suicide prevention that combines nine evidenced-based strategies into an integrated community-driven intervention model.
Her research also focuses on school-based prevention and early intervention programs for mental health problems and suicide. He worked in psychiatric and general hospitals, private practice and academic settings, and is Emeritus Professor, having retired as Head of the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide.
His main research focussed on depression and suicide prevention and he has over publications. He received a number of awards for his work, including the Stengel research award of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the Louis Dublin Award for lifetime achievements in suicide prevention from the American Association of Suicidology, and a similar Lifetime Research Award of Suicide Prevention Australia.
In her capacity as a director for Suicide Prevention Australia, Vanessa is engaged in suicide prevention for all Australians. As an Honorary Associate of the National Centre for Cultural Competency, she draws together her social epiedemology qualifications and her cultural lens to contribute to national change.
Dr Lee combines her university qualifications with her Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural lens to center her research towards cultural models of best practice in health service delivery with a particular focus on the determinants social, cultural and political of health and linkages.
Having been a consumer of mental health services during the past 34 years, Heather has experienced many of the difficulties faced by consumers residing in both metropolitan and particularly regional areas.
Heather holds a passion for using her lived experience to inform future planning, design and delivery of services to ensure that the journey for current and future consumers and their carers, is made as smooth as possible to enable optimal recovery outcomes and ultimately reduce suicide.
In Heather was the recipient of the Dr Margaret Tobin Award, for making an outstanding contribution to improvements for people with, or at risk of developing, a mental illness. Heather has her own journey with attempted suicide and has sadly experienced being bereaved through suicide by the loss of her beautiful brother Peter.
Heather has volunteered for many years with Living Beyond Suicide, assisting bereaved families. She has hosted and spoken at numerous events including Research Australia awards dinner, the Mayo Clinic social media conference, Royal Australian College of Physicians conference and many mental health and patient-centered events.
In her spare time, she is a mother and step mum to four boys. Thousands of her readers regularly respond to her blog on health and happiness. Kathryn has an interest in service development and continuous improvement in safety and quality in the public health system.
She was involved in leading the development of the Early Psychosis Service on the Gold Coast, and was part of the team that won a state-wide award for involvement of consumers in that service development process.
Kathryn is leading the team introducing a Zero Suicide approach to reduce the incidence of suicide and are changing the mindset to prevent suicide. LiFE Awards The LiFE Awards are a prestigious national event that attract nominations from all areas including business, industry, media, community, government, youth research and medicine — all with an interest in suicide prevention.
Nominations are received from all over Australia, and every year we are overwhelmed with the number of quality nominations received showcasing the exciting, innovative and diverse range of programs being undertaken within the field.
The Awards celebrate the commitment and energy of the nominees and their vital contribution to the reduction of suicide within our communities. Click here to nominate an individual or organisation for a LiFE Award today!
Join our conference email list to ensure you are notified as soon as the nomination portal is open. Tuesday 24 July Time: Included in Full Registration Additional Tickets: Wednesday, 25 July Time: Adelaide Convention Centre Cost: Included in Full Registration.
The Reflection Ceremony provides a space and process to remember the deep and personal impact that suicide has when it enters our life.UN News produces daily news content in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and weekly programmes in Hindi, Urdu and Bangla.
Our multimedia service, through this new integrated single platform, updates throughout the day, in text, audio and video – also making use of quality images and other media from across the UN system. Culture shapes experiences and influences children’s development.
This topic aims to show how child development and culture are connected, how these influences manifest themselves, and the effects of cultural differences on children of immigrant families.
This report is the sixth in the series of performance assessments for the Closing the Gap targets. In making its assessments, the Commission has therefore sought to ensure an appropriate degree of comparability with the assessments made by the COAG Reform Council (CRC).
Indigenous Services isn't adequately measuring or reporting on progress in reducing socio-economic gaps on First Nations reserves, and isn't using the little data it has to improve education on. 2 U.S. Department of Education Additionally,professional development is increasingly seen as a systemic process that includes the development of all individuals involved .
Indigenous Services isn't adequately measuring or reporting on progress in reducing socio-economic gaps on First Nations reserves, and isn't using the little data it has to improve education on.