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Organised by the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland, this conference will focus on the social determinants of health. The theme 'Harnessing creativity and social enterprise for mental health and wellbeing' will pose the question: How is it possible to harness the creativity and energy of the social enterprise sector to address the underpinning social determinants of mental health and wellbeing in the populations of interest?
A workshop will be held on Friday 24 September 2010 - Me and My Community. The workshop will aim at developing leadership capacity and mental health wellbeing knowledge among young people and women working in the farming sector in rural and remote Australia.
Abstract submission closes Thursday 1 April 2010.
Early bird registrations close Friday 20 August 2010.
The Creating Futures 2010 conference was held from 20-23 September at the Sebel Cairns Hotel. The conference focused on Indigenous peoples from Australia, New Zealand and North America, people living and working in rural and remote Australia, and residents of Island nations. Social determinants of health as well as the use of creativity and social enterprise provided the themes for the conference where the aim was to address the following question: "How is it possible to harness the creativity and energy of the social enterprise sector to address the underpinning social determinants of mental health and wellbeing in the populations of interest?"
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet held HealthInfoNet cafés on day two and three of the conference, with research officers Belinda Urquhart and Sasha Stumpers raising awareness among the conference delegates about the work of the HealthInfoNet. Interest in the HealthInfoNet web resource was high and many delegates offered positive feedback about their experience in utilising the website. The ‘Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2010' was a popular publication among the delegates. The 'Overview of Australian Indigenous health' also attracted a lot of attention. There was a strong interest in the HealthInfoNet's yarning places, particularly the social and emotional wellbeing yarning place, with many new members joining up during the conference.HealthInfoNet cafes
The Conference Organiser Pty Ltd
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Carlton VIC 3053
Ph: (03) 9349 2220
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