Adult Learning Australia is committed to equitable lifelong and lifewide learning. This is a central aspect of the adult and community education (ACE) sector’s role in supporting the Australian community. Recent reforms in mental health emphasise ‘person-centred approaches and choices’. We welcome this trend but are conscious that such reforms bring significant change. People must be supported to successfully navigate the choices available to them to improve their access to high quality health services.
On the 14th October 2016, Adult Learning Australia held a forum that explored the role of ACE in supporting equitable and effective mental health (MH) reform and to stimulate debate among ACE sector peaks and our peers in the field of community mental health.
Here is the Forum Program.
Dr Tracey Ollis – Deakin University
Adult community education: Connecting health, wellbeing and lifelong learning
Sue Murray – Suicide Prevention Australia
Community driven suicide prevention
Rob Ramjan – Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
Rebecca Randall – Consumer Health Forum
The role of the lived experience
Alison Verhoeven – Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
Sam Stott, Education – South Eastern Sydney Recovery College & Angel Nunley – City East Community College
Learning for better mental health
Cathy Connop – Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Kate Munro & Charles-Roger Oehlrich – WEAVE Youth & Community Services
Building strong connected communities
Marianna Codognotto – Jesuit Social Services
Nan Bosler – ASSCA
Older Australians need to stay connected
Rob Marshall – Soldier On
Vivian Evans – Broadband for Seniors