AHURI ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

Housing: the foundation for mental health

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Mercure Sydney

Our first national one-day conference for 2020—Housing: the foundation for mental health will be held in partnership with Mind Australia at Mercure Sydney on Wednesday 19 February 2020.

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Conference partner

Mind Australia

Accommodation

Conference Overview

About the event

Housing is the foundation for mental health.  Stable housing is critical for recovery from mental-ill health and for being able to access appropriate support services. Policy has linear conceptions of how people navigate the housing and mental health systems, yet in reality, people’s experiences are complex and interwoven. Furthermore, the housing and mental health systems are not well integrated and when they do connect, are crisis driven. This means that many fall through the cracks and experience a downward spiral rather than being set on a path to recovery.

The assumption is that you can get back everything you lost on the way to rock bottom, but you can’t. The system works against it.

This AHURI one-day conference, presented in partnership with Mind Australia, draws on new national data to examine the reciprocal links between the mental health and housing trajectories of individuals. The research offers new evidence on circuit breakers that can interrupt the downward trajectory in which many people find themselves. The official launch of the final report from the AHURI and Mind Australia Trajectories research project underpins the conference.

Join us in Sydney for this important national conversation.

Who should attend?

This is a national conversation for policy leaders and housing and health professionals including:

  • Federal and state/territory government policy makers from the housing, social policy, health, mental health and human service sectors
  • Social, community and affordable housing providers and frontline workers
  • Health and mental health service providers
  • Peak industry representatives in housing, homelessness, social services, disability, health and mental health sectors
  • Landlords, tenants and tenant organisations across all sectors
  • Individuals with lived experience of mental-ill health

Program

TimeSession
8:00amRegistration open

8:30am

Welcome

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI
Robyn Hunter, CEO, Mind Australia

8:40am

Keynote address

Keynote speaker to be announced

9:10am

Beyond linear pathways: mapping mental health and housing trajectories

The official launch and presentation of key findings from the AHURI and Mind Australia Trajectories research project.

Presenters
Dr Sarah Pollock, Executive Director Research and Advocacy, Mind Australia 
Dr Nicola Brackertz, Manager - Professional Services, AHURI

10:20am

Morning tea

10:50am

Trying to help, trying to get help: finding a way through a crisis driven system

This session will explore lived experience and service provider perspectives from the qualitative research.

12:20pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Circuit breakers: Changing the course, what works to break the circuit

This session will examine practice focussed examples of best practice in linking mental health and housing services.

2:30pm

Afternoon tea

2:55pm

Drawing a new map: where to for policy and solutions?

This session will focus on the state of mental health and housing policy solutions and future opportunities.

4:25pm

Concluding remarks

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI

4:30pm

Conference concludes

*This is a draft program and is subject to change.

Sponsorship

The first AHURI one-day conference for 2020, presented in partnership with Mind Australia, draws on new national data to examine the reciprocal links between the mental health and housing trajectories of individuals.

This  conference will present an outstanding sponsorship opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile, network with new and existing clients and demonstrate your commitment to this critical public health, social policy and community focused issue.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact AHURI’s Head of Marketing and Communications at anthony.smeaton@ahuri.edu.au or 03 9660 2300.

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Venue information

Mercure Sydney

Mercure Sydney
818 - 820 George Street
Chippendale
Sydney NSW 2008

Event times

Registration opens at 8:00am for
an 8:30am program commencement.
The program concludes at 4:30pm.

Directions from airport

With the venue’s prime location, several options are available in getting to and from the airport

1) Taxi – approximately $25 to/from the Domestic Terminal (dependent on traffic).

2) Train – Domestic terminal. Single ticket peak from $17.26 one way to/from terminal.

Google Map of area

The details

Date: Wednesday 19 February 2020

Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Venue: Mercure Sydney

Registration

(includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
$420 including GST – Regular registration
A full-time student/concession rate is available. Contact us for further details.

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Registration terms and conditions

Payment is due at least 7 days prior to the conference. If you nominate to pay via bank transfer and payment is not received by the conference date, you will not gain admittance.
Refund amounts and deadlines for cancellation of registration are stipulated below.

Transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details (including email, position title, work mobile, work address and dietary requirements) of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing via email.

If you register and then find you are unable to attend the event, please email us prior to the event day.

Non-attendance: No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the event. If your payment is outstanding at the time of the event and you do not show up to the event, you will still be required to pay the registration fee.

Refund policy

90% if cancelled by 24 January 2020
70% if cancelled by 14 February 2020
no refund if cancelled after 14 February 2020

Accommodation

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