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NSW Mental Health Commission
For information about the NSW Mental Health Commission and to have input into their startegic plan please go to http://www.nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au
Kiama Rotary Club
This year Fay has taught another Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate course and will be teaching another adult course for the Kiama Rotary Club. This is the 9th year that Fay has delivered the classes for this community and the club reports that they have now brought education about mental ill health, including suicide prevention, to over 700 people. The club is very excited and grateful that the Illawarra Mutual Building Society has come on board with sponsorship.
Australian Day Hospital Association
Fay spoke as keynote speaker at the Australian Day Hospital Association Conference.
Fay will be speaking about mental health and stress management for staff in day hospitals. The address will be funny, insiteful and educational. To find out more and to register go to http://www.adha.asn.au/Default.aspx?tabid=129
Film making for the Benevolent Society
Fay has had the honour of being asked to partner with the Benevolent Society and Free World Films to make two DVDs. One will be about what it means to recover and be a peer worker and the other will be with about recovery from the perspective of some of the Benevolent Societies participants. Anna Georgia from Free World Films will be filming and editing this important project.
Emerald, Central Queensland
Once again I had the great honour of bringing Mental Health First Aid, Stress Management and Recovery training to the people of Emerald, Central Queensland. I would like to thank Anglicare, Central Queensland for sponsoring the training and in particular Rebecca Pfinsgt for all of her work and support and Deb Dziewicki for her vision since the first year I presented the training to the Emerald community.
CEOM Northern Region
Catholic Schools Leadership Conference - The Art of Possibility Conference
Fay delivered a comedic and educational keynote speech at the The Art of Possibility Conference in Melbourne on the 9th of June. It was a wonderful conference and Fay had the great honour of speeking privately with many of the dedicated headmasters and leaders of the Catholic Education Department, Northern Region.
Hansen and Yuncken Mental Health Training
"I had the good fortune of attending the (4 hour) Mental Health and Stress Management training in Newcastle last week and would like to convey to you how impressed I was with the course. Fay Jackson the course facilitator was exceptional and I believe the content was particularly pertinent to what we all do in the industry. If the two day version of the course becomes available I would jump at the opportunity in attending. I will also be recommending to all staff who work with me that they attend the 4hr course.I have already had to use some of the techniques the course imparted in identifying and supporting a colleague who is suffering from stress and anxiety. (not me) Without the training I would have approached the situation in an entirely different and incorrect manner." Mick Parker, Site Manager , Hansen Yuncken
To find out more please contact Claudine Lucus on [email protected]
Aboriginal Services, State Training Services Department of Education and Training
Fay delivered the Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid to the Aboriginal Services, State Training Services Department of Education and Training in Dubbo. It was a great honour to be asked to deliver this course for Barry Williams and his staff again. For more information email Barry at Williams, Barry [[email protected]]
Defence Department Hydrographic Office Mental Health First Aid Training
We had the honour of delivering the Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid certificate course to the managers and staff of the Defence Department Hydrographic Office in Wollongong. The training went very well and Fay has been asked to deliver another session in the future.
"So, thank you again for delivering training in a difficult topic area – I'm still very keen to run the training again in a few months time, and already have a good list of people interested – some of whom are now interested after talking with people who attended the sessions this week".
Rebecca Cusac, Deputy Director Business Management, Hydrographic Department, Australian Defence Force. For more information please contact Rebecca Cusack at [email protected]
St Johns First Aid South Coast NSW
Fay will be delivering the Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid certificate to the members of St John First Aid, South Coast, NSW. John Dalby has already undertaken the training with Fay and will now be running it out to his first aiders. For more information contact John at [email protected]
International Woman's Day
Fay was this years keynote speaker for International Woman's Day for Victoria University. The subject was Mental Health in the Workplace for Women. A wonderful lunch was shared before the very informative and humorous keynote took place.
Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid
Fay has undergone the training for the new Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid And the Edition 2 Youth Mental Health First Aid and has been accredited to deliver both. The Edition 2 Adult Mental Health First Aid covers the subjects of:
- Why Mental Health First Aid
- How to deliver MHFA
- Non suicidal self harm
- How to help after a traumatic event
- Psychotic Disorders including bipolar and schizophrenia
- Drug and alcohol
The Edition 2 Youth Mental Health First Aid includes all of the above from a youth perspective as well as eating disorders. If you would like to book the Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid please call Fay on 0438472254 or email her on [email protected]
NSW CAG and the Mental Health Association
NSW CAG and the Mental Health Association have joined hands once again to bring the new Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid to their staff. The new training will ensure their staff are up on the latest methods of supporting people who have mental health issues and their carers, families and friends. Fay will be delivering the new course which covers the topics mentioned above.
New Horizons Mental Health First Aid
New Horizons are brining the new Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid to their staff. If you are a staff member and would like to undergo the training just contact Nu 02 9490 0004 and put your name down. www.newhorizons.net.au
Kiama Rotary and Mental Health First Aid
The new Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid for Adults and the new Edition 2 Mental Health First Aid for Youth will be run by the Kiama Rotary Club again this year. This will be the 5th year in a row that the Kiama Club has sponsored Fay to deliver the two courses to the Kiama community. These courses are extremely popular and are booked out usually weeks in advance so if you would like to attend contact Dick Groom on 0242332284. The adult course will be run on the 8th and 9th June and the youth MHFA on the 16th and 17th of June.
The course is free to people who reside in the Kiama municipality and a small charge to people who live outside of the area, businesses and services. For more information contact Dick.
Family & Carer Mental Health Program (Western Sydney)
Carer Day – 30 April 2010
Venue: Crowne Plaza
30 Phillip Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
(5-10 minute walk from train station)
Time: 10.00am to 4.30pm
(Registration starts at 9.30am)
Cost: FREE to carers of people with a mental illness, living in Western Sydney.
Fay will be the keynote speaker at this years Family & Carer Mental Health conference. This Carer Day aims to provide carers of people with a mental illness a chance to focus on themselves for a day. Presentations on the day will include a wide variety of topics but all will hopefully contribute to make the caring journey a little easier. Speakers will provide information about programs that are in place to support carers, measures the NSW Police are taking to educate frontline police in mental health issues, and provide first hand experiences of their journey with mental illness or as a carer of someone with a mental illness. Carers will also be exposed to strategies and techniques that will hopefully help them manage the stress in their lives more effectively. Contact Gerald Haslinger on 02 88428289.
Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) Conference
On behalf of the Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) Conference Organising Committee, it is my great pleasure
to invite you to our second National Conference ‘Golden Opportunities’ which is being held at The Royal Pines Resort on
the Gold Coast on 6, 7 and 8 May 2010.
Fay Jackson will be one of the keynote speakers and will be speaking on Teamwork and Mental Health. For further information go the the website http://www.corporatecommunique.com.au/apna/
Tell Some One Who Cares
Fay will be keynote speaker at the upcoming Tell Some One Who Cares conference at Darling Harbour in Sydney. Fay will be speaking about her experiences in managing her mental illness, recovery and tools to make living with mental illness easier. For more information go to the website www.tellsomeonewhocares.org.au
University of Technology Sydney Conference Dinner
Fay was keynote speaker at the University of Technology Sydney conference dinner, EOPHEA - Equal Opportunity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia
Theme of this year's conference was:
Excellence for All: Social Inclusion in Higher Education
Fay Awarded Master Trainer Status
Fay Jackson has been awarded Master Trainer status as a trainer for the Mental Health First Aid Certificate Courses, through Melbourne University, Orygen Research Centre.
Fay was nominated for NSW Woman of the Year and attended the ceremony at Government House Sydney.
Finalists in International Awards
The Family Law Courts of Australia and Fay Jackson of Vision In Mind are celebrating that they have made it to the finals of the international TheMHS Awards. These prestigious awards only acknowledge the best practices in workplaces, the community and research. This year's TheMHS conference is being held in New Zealand in September which is when the winner will be announced. Fay and the Family Law Courts have been working together for the past 18 months educating their entire frontline staff and managers in mental illness, writing policies and protocols and training managers to support their staff in their very stressful work.
The feedback which is being received from the clients of the family law courts is outstanding and staff have saved a number of lives from suicide since the training began. Congratulations go out to all.
One of the Family Law Court classes and props.
Workplace Mental Health Training
Mental Health First Aid Edition 2- Course Overview
This nationally accredited and internationally recognized course is a practical, engaging, and stimulating workshop. It teaches you to recognize the different stages of mental health from the early warning signs through to acute mental illness and how to deal with it.
It empowers people to best manage issues involved in mental health and is particularly important in WHS, HR, diversity, HR Management, workplace relations and customer service.
Participants will be provided with tools and knowledge which will enable them to feel in control, rather than stumbling around in the dark, reactive and fearful. Managers and staff will feel more confident in dealing with colleagues, clients and members of the general public who have stress
Workplace Mental Health - Course Overview
This certificate course has been developed in consultation with directors, managers and
researchers from frequently asked questions and concerns. Tools provided in this course include workplace accords, goal setting, work-life-balance, SWOT analysis templates, etc. Minimize your sick leave, accidents, stress payouts and insurance premiums by introducing these simple tools.
This informative workshop in Mental Health in the workplace leads delegates through practical tools which will aid them to improve the WHS , HR, Diversity and Customer
Service outcomes for their company.
Managers, team leaders and representatives in their fields will be relieved to find how these simple and sustainable solutions can be utilized and their bottom line, workplace culture and public reputation improved.
Who Should Attend This Course
Managers, Team Leaders, WHS, HR and Diversity Managers and Staff, Front-line & Customer Service staff, community and recruitment services.
Call 1300 659 467 for Help For Feelings of Suicide
New National Suicide Call Back Service launched to support Rural Australia run by Crisis Support Services, Victoria. Referral line for people at risk of suicide, people caring for someone who is suicidal or people bereaved by suicide. The service offers 6 x 50 minute telephone counseling sessions over a period of up to 6 months. The service is designed to provide support to people who are not linked in with any other professional supports, and are experiencing difficulty in securing other emotional support. The number is 1300 659 467 and is available 24 hours everyday.
Federal Magistrates Court Associates Conference
Fay was a keynote speaker at the Federal Magistrates Court Associates Conference in Melbourne on the 30th of September, 2009. The talk will be on recognizing the symptoms of mental illness in clients.
Shoalhaven Beautiful Souls Program - 10th October 2009
Once again this year Shoalhaven city council is running the Beautiful Souls program in Mental Health week. Fay has been the keynote speaker at this forum for the past 5 years and it continues to be engaging and educational. This year it will be held at the Tea Club in Nowra Saturday 10th October, 2009, 12.30pm - 4pm
The Tea Club - There will be live bands and free finger foods.
For more information call Donna on 0244293418
Southeast Asia Regional Climate Change and Health Issues - November 12th 2009
Fay will be delivering 2 keynote addresses at the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Change and Health Issues held on Nov.12, 2009, in Tainan , Taiwan . This workshop is part of the SARCS (Southeast Asia Regional Committee for START) capacity building program for 2009.
The talks will be entitled:
Climate Change and Mental Health: Natural Disasters and Psychological Sequelae
Climate Change and Mental Health: Socioeconomic Vulnerability
NSW CAG - Mental Health Week 2009
Fay will be keynote speaker at NSW CAGS • “It's only 1/100 th of me” Challenging stigma faced by people with a mental illness.
Mental Health Week 2009 will see NSW CAG continue its campaign to address stigma and discrimination faced by people who experience mental illness. A free public screening of our DVD “It's only 1/100th of me – Stories of 6 people challenging stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness” will be hosted at the Chauvel Cinema. One of the people on the DVD, Fay Jackson, Director of Vision in Mind, will also talk about her experiences of stigma and discrimination on the evening.
The Sydney Street Choir, whose members are homeless or disadvantaged men and women will also be performing on the night. The mission of the Choir is to connect with, inspire and empower those living and working in homeless or disadvantaged communities through creating music, performance and passionate expression that truly opens people's hearts.
This is an opportunity to see and hear first-hand accounts which demonstrate how stigma and discrimination is experienced and how people with mental illness have lives and identities outside their illness.
What: Free Public DVD Screening: “It's only 1/100th of me – Stories of 6 people challenging stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness” Plus special performance by the ‘Sydney Street Choir'
When: 7th October 2009, 6.30 pm – 8.30pm
Where: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, NSW 2021
Limited Seats: Reserve Yours Today
To register for the event contact:
Tel: (02) 9332 0200 or
For more information visit www.nswcag.org.au
Richmond Fellowship of NSW
Fay will be conducting Mental Health First Aid Certificate courses for Richmond Fellowship during the coming months. She has just completed teaching at the Sydney Office. On 13-14th October, 2009 the class will be run at the New Castle office.
On the 11th and 12th of November, the course will be run at the Dubbo Office.
On the 24 th and 25th of November the course will run at the Wagga office .
For more information contact Valli Beattie, Workforce Development Officer on 02 97013641.
Carers Assist Conference - 20th October 2009
On the 20th of October Fay will be speaking at the Carers Assist Conference for carers of people with mental Illness being held at Narooma. For more information call Paula Howe on 02 62429044.
COPMI, Children of People with Mental Illness
COPMI, Children of People with Mental Illness is holding it's world first conference in Adelaide. Fay will be a part of a panel speaking on Stay Well Action Plans. For more information go to their website http://www.copmi.net.au/
Further Award Nominations
Fay has been nominated in two categories for the Pride of Australia Medal. The first category is Community Spirit and the second category is Role Model. Finalists will not be chosen until the end of August, so there is a little time to wait to see if she will be chosen yet. Whether she does or not she is very proud and honoured to have been nominated.
She has also been nominated for a local award, The Local Hero Awards, for Outstanding Effort in the Local Community, sponsored by i98 and AHM.
Again Fay is truly humbled, grateful and proud to have been nominated. Fay does not know who the nominators are and would like to thank them personally, so if you are on our mailing list, please let us know so that Fay can contact you.
On the 20th of October Fay will be speaking at the Carers Assist Conference being held at Narooma. For more information call Paula Howe on 02 62429044.
9th International Mental Health Conference
Fay has been invited to present the Vision In Mind Mental Health in the Workplace Tools at the 9th International Mental Health Conference. The conference this year is focusing on mental health in the workplace through Managing the Psychologically Injured Worker.
The Mental Health Services Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand, here we come. Fay has been invited to deliver two papers at the 2008 TheMHS conference in Auckland this year. One paper is about people who have both Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness and the second paper is about the work she has been doing with the Family Law Courts of Australia and how this is a model program for other workplaces and government agencies.
TheMHS annual conference
Be the change you want
2 - 5 September 2008
18th annual TheMHS conference
Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
2008 Queenslands Landcare Conference
21st-24th September, Monto, Queensland
To Infinity ... and beyond
The theme of this year's Landcare Conference is Infinity: Sustainability by Design. The conference will have four streams which focus on sustainability - those streams are: landscapes, lifestyles, livelihoods and landspeak.
Fay has been asked to present the keynote speech and two workshops at this years conference. The organizers of the conference should be congratulated for looking outside of the square in consideration of the care for their delegates.
Perth Rotary Conference District 9470
Perth district 9470 Rotary Club has invited Fay to give a speech at the Perth Rotary Conference as a representative of The Australian Rotary Health Research Fund. She will be speaking about living with Bipolar Disorder. http://www.rotary9470.org.au/
New Horizons Conference
November 10-11 will see the New Horizons Mental Health Support Workers Conference being held at the City Gate Hotel Haymarket Sydney. Fay has been asked to give 2 keynote addresses and to run 4 workshops on advocacy, mental health in the workplace, VIM mental health tools for the workplace, dual disability, and sex and mental health.
SUICIDE PREVENTION AUSTRALIA AWARD
Fay Jackson and Vision In Mind have been working with the Family Law Courts of Australia to run out a national mental health and suicide prevention education program.
On Sunday night the Court received an Honourable Mention at the annual Suicide Prevention Australia - LiFe Awards.
The LiFe Awards are organised by Suicide Prevention Australia annually in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day to acknowledge the vital work that is being undertaken in the prevention of suicide across Australia.
The LiFe Awards were initiated by Suicide Prevention Australia in 2004 as part of a commitment to recognise the important work being done by a large number of community groups and concerned individuals to prevent suicide.
Fay Awarded Master Trainer Status
Fay Jackson has been awarded Master
Trainer status as a trainer for the Mental Health First Aid
Certificate Courses, through Melbourne University, Orygen Research
Fay was nominated for NSW Woman of
the Year and attended the ceremony at Government House Sydney.
Fay with Catherine
Burns who won the Woman of the Year Award at Government House
Catherine was awarded Woman of the Year for her
leadership and consultative approach to
policing in Redfern.
Vision In Mind congratulates Catherine for her hard work and