3rd Australasian Mental Health and Psychosocial Disasters Conference

Sep 28, 2011

The 3rd Australasian Mental Health & Psychosocial Disasters 2011 builds on the 1st Psychosocial Response and Recovery Symposium 2007 and the 2nd Australasian Mental Health and Psychosocial Disasters Conference 2008 run in conjunction with Queensland Health and Australian Security Research Centre.

The 2011 conference is unique in Australasia as it is the only conference that focuses especially on mental health and psychosocial issues arising from disasters. The conference is relevant to both first responders who are exposed to stress associated with a disaster, and those assisting the affected communities in dealing with the stress arising from the disaster. Following the 2011 Queensland and New Zealand disasters, this year’s conference will be focusing on best practice in dealing with large scale disasters. It is a practitioners’ focused event examining caring for first responders and employees, children, and communities, as well as examining the success and limitation of intervention options. Attending it will enable you to incorporate best practice and the latest learnings into your approaches.

Who should attend

  • Psychological first aid responders
  • Mental health, medical/health and allied health clinicians/professionals providing therapeutic services
  • Managers responsible for front line responders
  • Staff responsible for peer support and employee assistance
  • General health and human/community services workers in defence , emergency services and health services
  • Disaster management planners, policy makers and service administrators, managers, team leaders and responders