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Social and emotional wellbeing program national conference



The theme of this conference is 2012Unite - working together. It will bring together all the program areas and national projects funded under the Department of Health and Ageing, Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Program, for the first time.

Individuals and representatives from organisations funded under the SEWB Program are invited to attend. This includes:

Outcomes for attendees:

Registrations close Friday 4 May 2012.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) program national conference was held over four days at the Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg, South Australia. The conference brought together, for the first time, all the program areas funded under the Department of Health and Ageing's, Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Program. The conference theme was 2012 Unite - working together - linking people and organisations for the Stolen generations. The conference sought to explore how to better deliver services to clients, with a particular focus on how to work together to make services more responsive to the Stolen generations.

Concurrent forums were held on day 1 and 2 of the conference for Link up workers, SEWB counsellors, and workers from workforce support units and registered training organisations. On the third day all delegates came together for the official commencement of the national conference. Presentations and workshops covered several topics, including: networking; good practice case studies; loss and grief; and healing.

The HealthInfoNet conducted an internet café on days 3 and 4 of the conference. The stand was well attended with many of the 240 delegates taking an interest in the HealthInfoNet's Summary of Australian Indigenous health, as well as some of the other promotional material on offer. Feedback provided by the delegates was overwhelmingly positive, with many noting that they are frequent visitors to the HealthInfoNet website. The conference also provided the ideal opportunity to promote the SEWB workers web resource - a recently launched section of the HealthInfoNet website that was designed to support workers in the SEWB area.

More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


Registration, accommodation, administration
Anneke Barnes
Ph: (02) 9361 0140

Conference program and agenda, newsletter and website contributions
Maryann Weston
Ph: (02) 4822 8230


Last updated: 18 June 2012
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