Celebrity Room (Level 1)

9:40am

8:00am

Registration/sign-in

Concourse (Ground Floor)

8:40am

Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony
Perry Wandin, Wurundjeri Elder

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

9:00am

Opening Address
Minister Ingrid Stitt, Victorian Minister for Mental Health

TBC
Anna Love

KEYNOTE

Special Event: Nursing Students Unite

Market Place (Level 1)

10:25am

THERAPEUTIC – PARENT & INFANT

Time

Block

Morning Tea Break

Plenary Space
Celebrity Room

Break Out 1
Mounting Yard

Break Out 2
Valley View

Delta
Therapy Dogs
11:00am – 12:30pm

B2

11:25am

Chill Out Space (Level 1)

K Godfrey
(Grampians)

NEW MoC DUAL DISABILITY

Unique Community-based Rehabilitation Service for Consumers with Dual Disability

V Millward (Monash Health)

WORKFORCE EN

How Statewide Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Educators are Responding to the Needs of the Enrolled Nurse Workforce

E Murrell (CMHL)

B10

4:40pm

THERAPEUTIC – TIC

'Empathy and Empowerment': Trauma -Informed Care in Clinical Practice.

S Thapa (Northern Health)

day
one

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Clinical Supervision: Are We Talking About the Same Thing?

H Ryu (UoM)

NEW MoC CRISIS HUB

Better Together: A Lived Experience and Nurse Practitioner Led Mental Health and AOD Assertive Outreach

C Dunn
(PHCN VIC)

WORKFORCE EN

Enrolled Nursing, A Career to Nurture and Retain

C Allen
(Bendigo Health)

THERAPEUTIC CAMHS

School Refusal and Child Focused Parent Work

A Harris
(Alfred)

B1

10:55am

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Nurses

K Thwaites
(Safer Care Vic)

NEW MoC INPATIENT

Empowering MH Nurses and Fostering Community Support: McKellar Centre In-Patient Ward

F Marwei (Barwon)

PRACTICE EN

How Do We Teach Soft Skills? The Development and Implementation of a Targeted Training Workshop on Communication Techniques, Professional Boundaries and Self-care for Novice Mental Health Nurses

V Power (Eastern)

B3

11:50am

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Five years on: Embedding and Expanding Clinical Supervision within a Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

C Dunn & S Wall (PHCN VIC)

THERAPEUTIC
– CAMHS

Relationships and Reflections

C Pereira (Alfred)

SAFETY – LIGATURE

Developing a Training Package for Staff Responding to a Person Hanging or Using a Ligature Around the Neck

D Hansen Vella (Barwon)

EARLY CAREER RUSON

Cultivating the Next Generation of Mental Health Nurses, One MH-RUSON at a Time

B Blachford (Austin)

Strategy for Imbedding Recovery-oriented Principles into Practice – A Pilot in the Parent & Infant Unit (Grampians Mental Health and Wellbeing Service)

Delta
Therapy Dogs
11:00am – 12:30pm

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

1:20pm

Major Sponsor Introduction: TBC

Members Lounge (Level 2)

12:35pm

Lunch Break

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

1:25pm

Lived Experience: What We Wish For in a Crisis
Helena Roennfeldt

KEYNOTE

thursday 8 august

Market Place (Level 1)

3:25pm

Afternoon Tea

5:00–6:00pm

Celebration Event

Market Place (Level 1)

Jockey Room (Level 2)

Download Program

Chill Out Space (Level 1)

Special Event: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Nurses & Students to come together

Break Out 4
Committee Room

Wellness Room
Parade Bar

Break Out 3
Jockey Room

SAFETY CO-DESIGN

W Johnson
(Alfred Health)

Enhancing Mental Health Care Delivery Through Co-designed Safewards Education: The Value of Lived Experience Integration

SAFETY CO-DESIGN

A Collaborative and Co-design Approach to Addressing Occupational Violence and Aggression in a Large Public Mental Health Care Service

SAFETY CO-DESIGN

Interdisciplinary Education Approach in Delivering Safewards Training in Eastern Health

K Pal
(Eastern Health)

TECHNOLOGY

Digital Health as an Adjunct Treatment Option

P Matheson
(Grampians)

Time

Block

Plenary Space
Celebrity Room

Break Out 1
Mounting Yard

Break Out 2
Valley View

Break Out 4
Committee Room

Wellness Room
Parade Bar

Break Out 3
Jockey Room

B4

12:15pm

THERAPEUTIC
– PET THERAPY

Pet Therapy: More Than a Treatment

C Neilson (Grampians Health)

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Debunking and embedding clinical supervision into practice

M Kelly (Alfred)

NEW MoC

Piecing the Jigsaw Together: Introducing a Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Model of Care on an Adolescent
In-Patient Ward

R Tolan (RCH)

WORKFORCE EN

Showcasing the Diversity of Mental Health Enrolled Nurses: A Day in the Life Video Series

O McDougall-Fisher (CMHL)

SAFETY CO-DESIGN

'We're Taking it up a Level': Incorporating LEW as Co-faciliators in Safewards Training

V Boyle
(Barwon Health)

B5

2:15pm

SAFETY – TIC

Safe Spaces, Sound Minds:
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Enhancing Sexual Safety in Mental Health Bed-Based Spaces

S Dua (Alfred)

WORKFORCE TRANSITION COMMUN CAMHS

Nurturing Transitions: Supporting Mental Health Nurses in the Transition to Community Mental Health

J Garwood (RCH)

THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE

Neuro-ecological Diversity: An Alternative to Shaming

H Peckham (UoM)

EARLY CAREER ORIENTATION

Developing an Early in Career (EiC) Multidisciplinary Orientation Program

S Cullinan
(PHCN VIC)

MH IN GEN HEALTH

Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Children's Hospital

L Hainsworth (RCH)

B6

2:40pm

SAFETY – SENSORY IN SECU

The Beginning of a Culture Change in a Secure Extended Care Unit

S Giles (Grampians Health)

WORKFORCE TRANSITION COMMUN MAT

Creating Pathways: A Community Trainee Nurse Role in Youth Early Psychosis

S Ryan (Alfred)

THERAPEUTIC – TRAUMA EXPERIENCE

What Are Mental Health Nurses' Experiences of Personal and Professional Trauma?

K Foster (ACU)

EARLY CAREER ORIENTATION

Demystifying the Adolescent In-patient Mental Health Ward – Helping Our Colleagues Feel Comfortable to Walk Through the Door

K Richter (RCH)

MH IN GEN HEALTH

Is There a Place for Mental Health Nursing in Caring for Young People with Medically Compromised Eating Disorders in a General Medical Ward. The Potential for Future Models of Care.

U Gamlath
(Deakin)

Time

Block

Plenary Space
Celebrity Room

Break Out 1
Mounting Yard

Break Out 2
Valley View

Break Out 4
Committee Room

Wellness Room
Parade Bar

Break Out 3
Jockey Room

B7

3:05pm

SAFETY – AGED SAFEWARDS

Utilising the Safewards Simple Model to Enhance Care Plans in Acute Older Adult Mental Health Units

D Hristodoulidis (SVHA)

EDUCATION

Future Care Models - Mental Health Support Workers (MHSW) in Acute
Mental Health

S Ngwenya (Eastern Health)

EARLY CAREER PREQUAL GOALS

Nurturing Future Mental Health Professionals: Insights From the Mental Health Prequalified Employment Program – Early Workforce

O Ebanks (PHCN)

MH IN GEN HEALTH

Beyond Bias: Manoeuvring Through Stigma of MH Nurses’ Roles in Physical Deterioration

S Lim (Northern)

B8

3:50pm

SAFETY WORKFORCE

Lived Experience Led Practice Models – IPS and CRM

C Dixon
(Eastern Health)

EARLY CAREER – WELLBEING

Counter-
transference and Early Career Mental Health Nurses

G Oakley (Austin)

SAFETY –
PREVENT HARM

The Trends of Suicide Methods Chosen Over Time

M Tsatrafilis (Austin)

EARLY CAREER ORIENTATION

To Be, Or Not To Be (a Mental Health Nurse), That is the Question

M Regester (Stvs)

THERAPEUTIC TECHNOLOGY

Navigating AI in Mental Health Nursing: Opportunities and Risks

D Darmanin (Western Health)

B9

4:15pm

SAFETY TRAINING

Implementation of Lived / Living Experience Workforce to Crisis Services at Eastern Health 

E Donley
(Eastern Health)

THERAPEUTIC – TIC

Fractured Attachment and Trauma in Young People

M Brand (Austin)

SAFETY – LIGATURE

A Statewide Victoria Approach to Improving Safety for Consumers Who Are at Harm of Ligature

J Davies
(Safer Care Vic)

EARLY CAREER SUPPORT

Inspiring Undergraduate Nursing Students to Become Mental Health Nurses

S Mareya (RMIT)

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Setting Up An ‘Internet Learning Café’ to Introduce Staff to a New Model of Care

M Adams
(Barwon Health)

5:00pm

End of Day One

Watercolour Basics
2:15pm –
3:00pm

Polymer Clay Accesories
3:30pm –
4:20pm

RESEARCH EVIDENCE

The Generation of Research for Forensic Mental Health Nurses and Beyond

T Maguire (Swinburne)

K Kerr
(Austin Health)

WORKFORCE NP PATHWAY

Mental Health Nursing – Endless Possibilities! 

K Collidge (Alfred)

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

9:00am

Market Place (Level 1)

8:00am

Registration/sign-in

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

8:45am

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
Major Sponsor Introduction:
TBC

TBC
Professor Rhonda Wilson

KEYNOTE

day
two

Special Event: TBC

Friday 9 august

2:50pm

Major Sponsor Introduction: TBC

Market Place (Level 1)

11:00am

Morning Tea Break

Members Lounge (Level 2)

1:05pm

Lunch Break

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

2:55pm

Celebrating the Win Win: Recognition and Mutual Regard Across MH Nurses and LE Workers
– Champion Panel

PANEL

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

3:55pm

Major Sponsor Introduction: TBC

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

4:00pm

Awards & Presentation

4:30pm

Conference Closing Day 2

Celebrity Room (Level 1)

TBC

Time

Block

Plenary Space
Celebrity Room

Break Out 1
Mounting Yard

Break Out 2
Valley View

Break Out 4
Committee Room

Wellness Room
Parade Bar

Break Out 3
Jockey Room

B13

10:40am

SAFETY – OV TRAINING / CAMHS

P.A.U.S.E!
A Collaborative Approach to Occupational Violence and Aggression

C Mitchell (RCH)

EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

Adapting to Sector Reforms: CMHL's Strategic Workforce Development and Leadership in Mental Health 

MH IN GEN HEALTH

Guidelines for the Use of Restraint in Young People with Anorexia Through Collaborative Engagement (Grace)

N Brockenshire (UoM)

WORKFORCE RETAIN

Job Demands, Resources and Organisational Responsibility for Clinician Wellbeing: Evaluating Crisis Team Workload Management Systems

N Stresnjak (Mercy)

SYSTEM INCLUSION

Explaining the Mental Health Service Access and Utilisation by CALD Communities in Victoria Using Andersen's Behavioural Model of Health Service Use

R Radhamony (Fed Uni)

Pottery
10:00am – 10:45am
and
10:45am –
11:30am
(2 Sessions)

B11

9:50am

SAFETY – HARRASSM STAFF

Breaking the Silence on Gendered Violence in Mental Health

S Thuesen (HACSU)

RESEARCH / ACADEMIC ROLE

Preparing to be the Next Generation of Mental Health Nurses with PhDs

B Hayward (Monash)

MH IN GEN HEALTH

Restrictive Practices Whole of Health – Let’s Share the Learnings from Mental Health

A Love
(Safer Care Vic)

EARLY CAREER ORIENTATION

Fostering the Next Generation of Nurses in Acute Psychiatric Care

C Torres (Austin)

SYSTEM SAFETY

Elimination of Restrictive Interventions - A Whole of Service Approach

J Ten-Hoeve
(Eastern Health)

B12

10:15am

SAFETY – OV TRAINING / ADULT

Safety Interventions: The Introduction of Refresher Sessions in Supporting Staff Confidence

A Mennen (Grampians)

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

Fast-tracked Into Leadership: Career Challenges and Prosperity

B Li
(Eastern Health)

MH IN GEN HEALTH

Empowering MHN Leadership, Research, Retention While Highlighting the Value of MHN Skills: Prevention and Management of Occupational Violence and Aggression Across Public Health Services

J Makhoul (Northern)

EARLY CAREER SUPPORT

Introduction of Graduate Support Nurse Role at Mercy Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Y Annavee
(Mercy)

SYSTEM CAPABILITY

Our Workforce, Our Future – How the Capability Framework for Victoria’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce is Being Implemented

B Dunlop
(CMHL)

Meditative Drawing
9:30am – 10:00am

Time

Block

Plenary Space
Celebrity Room

Break Out 1
Mounting Yard

Break Out 2
Valley View

Break Out 4
Committee Room

Wellness Room
Parade Bar

Break Out 3
Jockey Room

B17

12:45pm

IMPROVEMENT SYMPOSIUM

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Does the Introduction of a First Nations Mental Health Nurse Improve Cultural Capability of Non-Indigenous Staff, Resulting in a More Culturally Safe Experience for Consumers?

CHILD & YOUTH

Intersection of Out-of-Home-Care and Community Mental Health Nursing 

INCLUSION CULTURAL SAFETY

Perfume
Making
2:05pm –
2:50pm

J Stubbs (CMHL)

Q&A

R Helvig

J Reece
(PHCN)

L Berrel (Alfred)

A McCartney
& R Britt

B14

11:30am

IMPROVEMENT SYMPOSIUM
(8 Presenters
x 10 mins)

Towards Elimination of Restrictive Practices

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

A Relational, Experiential, and Translational Approach to Growing Clinical Supervisors: Perspectives, Reflections, and Insights

NEW MoC

McKellar Mental Health Wellbeing Unit - The 1st Purposely Built Without Seclusion Rooms and Two High Care Areas. How Are We Going Two Years Since Opening?

EARLY CAREER

Enriching Our Workforce: The Development and Implementation of a Contextualised Mental Health Enrolled Nurse Transition to Mental Health Novice Learner Year.

C Smith
(Eastern Health)

The Journey So Far

K Thwaites

T Kelly (CentreMHN)

S Barclay (Barwon Health)

M Adair

B15

11:55am

IMPROVEMENT SYMPOSIUM

Improving Sexual Safety

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Increasing Job Satisfaction of Mental Health Nurses Engaged in Clinical Supervision

C0-DESIGN MoC

Consumer Choice Pilot: Increasing Choice Through Non-clinical Interventions on an Acute Inpatient Unit

INCLUSION CULTURAL SAFETY

Cultural Safety in Mental Health Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

A Lipscomb (VACCA)

Lived Experience Workforce and Quality
Improvement Project Teams Collaboration​

A McCartney

S Wall (Peninsula)

T Pickup
(Monash Health)

R Helvig &
K Saltmarsh

B16

12:20pm

IMPROVEMENT SYMPOSIUM

Reducing Compulsory Treatment

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Introducing Group Clinical Supervision to Empower and Nurture our Workforce

C0-DESIGN MoC

Inclusive Engagement and Lessons Learned From a Lived/Living-Experience Led Co-design of a Tier 3 Community Infant, Child & Youth MH&W Service 

INCLUSION WORKFORCE

Our LGBTQIA+ Colleagues: It’s Not All Cupcakes and Rainbows

C Scaffidi
(Barwon Health)

Zero Suicide Framework

T Goh & M Tsiros

C Cummins (Bendigo)

M Keller-Tuberg (PH)

No Needles Knitted Pillows
11:30am – 12:15pm

Time

Block

Plenary Space
Celebrity Room

Break Out 1
Mounting Yard

Break Out 2
Valley View

Break Out 4
Committee Room

Wellness Room
Parade Bar

Break Out 3
Jockey Room

B19

2:30pm

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Implemention of Equally well Framework in Victoria - Journey at Eastern Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Program

LE EDUCATOR

LE EDUCATOR

Lived Experience Educators: Key Ingredients in Fostering Organisational Cultural Change and Co-production Approaches

Beyond the DSM: Embedding Lived Experience into Eating Disorder Education for Pre-registration Nursing Students

L Mercer (SVHA)

H Singh
(Eastern)

R Molloy
(Monash Uni)

A Hansen (Monash)

B18

2:05pm

EDU DETERIORATING PATIENT

Is Vital Signs Assessment Important in the Acute Mental Health Setting? A Review of Fundamental Nursing Textbooks

EDUCATION SUPPORT

TBA

RESEARCH ROLE

Mental Health Nurse as Researcher: Reflexivity in Mixed Methods Research With Women in Forensic Settings

Enhancing Mental Health Nursing Graduate Preparedness: The Role of Simulation in Nursing Education

Rose McCrohan
2:05pm–2:50pm

P Foo
(Eastern Health)

C Hayes
(Monash Uni)

The Mental Health
Capability Frameworks as a Foundation for Improvement ​

R Helvig

Spotlight: Equally Well

Group Reflective Practice – An Approach to Supporting Clinical Supervision Engagement for Nurses Working in Inpatient Settings

A Capello
(Eastern Health)

J Naqqash
(Eastern)

EDUCATION SUPPORT

Nurture, Inspire, Empower & Retain – Cultivating & Sustaining a Positive Workplace & Culture of Accountability

Self Massage Techniques for Relaxation
12:20pm – 1:05pm

KEY NOTE

LE CRISIS SERVICE

Welcoming Different: The Safe Haven Model of Care

F Brianton (RMH)

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