Events

ACT

Event holder: Canberra Health Services
Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm   
Location: City Health Building, 1 Moore Street, Canberra
Event details: An information stall in the lobby of the City Health Building, staffed by psychologists working with Canberra Health Services. Open to members of the public. Consumer handouts on mental health and wellbeing and information on social justice and psychology will be available.

NSW

Event holder: Bilibo Psychology Clinic
Date: Sunday 10 November 2019
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm   
Location: Mona Vale Skate Park, Barrenjoey Road, Mona Vale  
Event details: A ‘drop in’ morning for parents of teenagers at the local skate park to offer communication tools for parents and valuable advice and literature on mental health in teenagers.

Host: The Institute of Child Protection Studies at ACU
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm (AEDT)
Location: Room 461.1.01, Level 1, 232 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. To join by Skype, email Maria Battaglia at [email protected]
Details: Seminar: Child views on safety. What do children and young people have to say about interpersonal safety? From a psychological perspective, children and young people’s sense of wellbeing is closely linked with how safe they feel. From a social justice perspective, children have a right to be heard. This presentation will explore child participation, protection and safety through the lens of child views. Chaired by Professor Daryl Higgins and presented by ICPS Senior Research Officer Douglas Russell, an educator, researcher and champion of child participation.
RSVP: to Maria Battaglia at [email protected]

Event holder: Voice Project
Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time: 7.30am – 9.00am   
Location: Hilton Hotel Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney
Event details: Improving workplace wellbeing is becoming a high priority to strengthen employee experience and address mental and physical health risks. However, many organisations and leaders remain uncertain about the risks, responsibilities and opportunities in this space. This event will draw upon perspectives from the public, private and for purpose sectors to ensure that your wellbeing interventions are evidence-based and effective, not just “tick the box” initiatives. Registration is free, but places are limited! Website: www.voiceproject.com/breakfast

Event holder: Psychology Department, Central Coast Local Health District
Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Location: The Auditorium, Gosford Hospital, Racecourse Road, Gosford
Event details: The Psychology Department at Central Coast Local Health District is celebrating Psychology Week by hosting a Professional Development Day for local psychologists and other health professionals. The theme of the day is titled: ‘Getting Back to Basics: A Practice Update on Bullying and Anxiety’.
Website: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cclhd-psychology-department-professional-development-day-2019-tickets-70450165341?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Event holder: APS Sydney Branch
Date: Friday 15 November 2019
Time: 8.45am – 4.00pm
Location: NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Event details: The APS Sydney Branch is hosting their annual Psychology Forum. This year’s theme is “Living in a Big City”.
The leading speakers and topics are:
– Jess Hill, Investigative Journalist, on domestic violence: “See What you Made me Do”
– Prof Julie Fitness, ‘Loneliness in the Big City’
– A/Prof Navjot Bhullar, ‘Environmental Influences on Mental Health& Well-being’
– A/Prof Michael Salter, ‘The Urban-Rural Divide in Complex Trauma’
– Dr Elizabeth Conroy, ‘Drivers of Family Homelessness in the Big City’.
Website: www.psychology.org.au/Event/21006?view=true

Event holder: Sydney Cocoro Clinic, Registered Psychologist Shiori Yano
Date: Friday 15 November 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Location: Worldciti Medical, Level 1, 722 George Street, Sydney
Event details: A Japanese speaking psychologist Shiori Yano will explain the topic and participants can discuss the theme freely and interactively in Japanese. Up to 10 participants. シドニーシティで開かれる日本語イベントです。日本人サイコロジストやのしおりが「若い人と社会的正義」についての心理学的な知見を解説し、参加者は日本語で自由に、インターラクティブに話し合いましょう
Website: www.jams.tv/author/psychweek

Event holder: Hunter New England Local Health District
Date: Friday 15 November 2019
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Location: University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle
Event details: Hunter New England Local Health District 2019 Psychology Conference, with the theme ‘No Health without Mental Health’. Exploring prevention, intervention, and support across the lifespan. Open to psychologists. Keynote speakers: Assoc. Prof. Dr Kasia Kozlowska (The Stress System Model for understanding and treating functional somatic symptoms) and Prof. Dianne Vella-Broderick, (A healthy approach to mental health) in addition to morning and afternoon workshops on a range of topics.
Website: www.heti.nsw.gov.au/

Event holder: Australian Catholic University Strathfield Campus
Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 5.30pm for light refreshments and networking. 6.00pm sharp start
Location: Strathfield Campus, Murray Hall, Room 613.G.01. 25A Barker Road, Strathfield 2135
Event details: To celebrate Psychology Week from 10 to 16 November, ACU is hosting a public lecture on the Strathfield Campus. ‘Your Brain Behind the Wheel: Driving as You Age with Dr Joanne Bennett. Dr Joanne Bennett completed her PhD in 2017 studying dementia and driving. She conducts research into driving safety across the lifespan, with an interest in understanding how our brains affect our driving, and the ways in which we can keep people driving as safely as they can for as long as they can. Website: Register to attend: www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/events/2019/november/psychology-week-public-lecture-strathfield

QLD

Event holder: Affinity Psychological Service
Date: Monday 11 November 2019
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm   
Location: Palm Beach Health Centre, 1276 – 1280 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach   
Event details: There will be brochures and information within the reception waiting room.

Event holder: YMCA Vocational School
Date: Monday 11 November 2019
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm   
Location: 53 Mary St, Kingston
Event details: Open to all members of the school, there will be a whole of school lunch with a range of engaging wellbeing activities run by school counsellors.

Event holder: BCYMHS
Date: Monday 11 November 2019
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm   
Location: Addiction and Mental Health Centre, 2a Weippin Street, Cleveland
Event details: Display in Mental Health Centre to promote psychology and good mental health. To be displayed for the entire week.

Event holder: APS Gold Coast Branch
Date: Saturday 16 November 2019
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm   
Location: 6 Lawson Street, Southport
Event details: This community engagement event is free and open to the general public and will includes displays from local psychology services along with presentations on social justice issues. These will include Aboriginal Australian youth perspectives, climate change, refugees, and supporting young people facing an uncertain future. Guest speakers will include Dr Peyman Abkhezr, Leah Henderson, Tiffany Humphreys, and Jordan Huselton.
Website: www.facebook.com/pg/apsgoldcoast/events/?ref=page_internal

SA

Event holder: Department of Education
Date: Sunday 10 November 2019
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm   
Location: 3 Kay Avenue, Berri
Event details: Open to all staff of the Department for Education in the Berri Education office, there will be a display in the lunch room with activities.

VIC

Event holder: Mullum Road Clinic Ringwood, Croydon & Allied health
Date: Sunday 10 November 2019
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm    
Location: Town Park Croydon, Croydon
Event details: Meet the adorable Therapy Dogs that help raise wellbeing and discover how Animal Assisted Therapy assists the community and people on the Autism Spectrum. Take part in fun Art Therapy activities. Access information about Allied Health Croydon. This event aims to connect youth, families and individuals through the promotion of positive mental health and psychology. This is a community event and we look forward to seeing everyone!
Website:  www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/Explore/Maroondah-Festival
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Event holder: Department of Education
Date: Sunday 10 November 2019
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am    
Location: 26 Darlot St, Horsham
Event details: Internal staff members office morning tea to discuss Psychology Stream work within the Education Department.

Event holder: Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
Date: Monday 11 November 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm   
Location: Alfred Hospital (between Alf’s Café and the Hospital Reception). 55 Commercial Road, Melbourne
Event details: Want to know the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist? And what do they have in common? We’re a group of psychologists, psychiatrists and researchers at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) who all work together in the important area of women’s psychological wellbeing. Come and chat with Dr Gemma Sharp and Dr Sarah Rotstein at the Alfred Hospital to find out more. Our event is open to everyone in the community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event holder: APS College of Community Psychologists
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: Metro West at Victoria University, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray, Melbourne
Event details: Everyone is invited to a fun, interactive and informative evening where you can learn what the Australian Psychological Society recommends for action on climate change and how that’s being shaped by young people. You can hear directly from young people about their thoughts and feelings about the climate crisis. Community and peace psychologists will talk about psychological aspects of the climate crisis. And most importantly, we can all discuss things we can be doing together to address the crisis.
Website: www.psychology.org.au/Event/21050?view=true

Event holder: Equine Empowerment by Pure Empowerment Psychology
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm    
Location: Shepparton Equestrian Centre, 850 Mitchell Road, Kialla East
Event details: Wondering what Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is all about? Equine Empowerment (EE) is running a demo afternoon in which you can come along (and bring a friend or colleague if you like!) and have a “hands on” experience with the EE team: our qualified MHP Rachael Willis, Clinical Psychologist, and Stacey Towers, Equine Specialist, and our horses! We use the EAGALA model which is solution focused, underpinned by a code of ethics, is ground based, and has a team approach. Website: www.facebook.com/EmpoweringEquines/

Event holder: New View Psychology
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: New View Psychology Training Room #305, 87 Gladstone Street, South Melbourne
Event details: Mindfulness Practice has gained considerable attention due to the amazing benefits it has to offer when practised regularly, including:
– reduced stress
– increased immune function
– increasing grey matter in your brain
– improved ability to regulate emotions
– increased focus and attention
– improved memory.

The theory and application of mindfulness will be delivered by a qualified psychologist who regularly demonstrates these techniques in organisational and institutional settings.
Website: www.eventbrite.com.au/o/new-view-psychology-27875120457

Event holder: Upwey Psychology
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 10.00am – 10.30am
Location: 20 Fairy Dell Road, Tecoma, Melbourne
Event details: Facebook Live Launch of ‘The Open Forum: Women & Violence’. The Open Forum is a community building event taking place over two evenings. During the Speaker’s Night we will hear from a range of perspectives that help us break ground on the topic. On the ‘community night’ we will experience a facilitated discussion of the topic that helps pull back the veil of silence and secrecy and give support to where it is most needed. Come. Speak and Be Heard.
Website: www.facebook.com/events/405443163470844/

Event holder: Voice Project
Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 7.30am – 9.00am    
Location: Marriott Hotel Melbourne, Corner Exhbition & Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Event details: Improving workplace wellbeing is becoming a high priority to strengthen employee experience and address mental and physical health risks. However, many organisations and leaders remain uncertain about the risks, responsibilities and opportunities in this space. We will draw upon perspectives from public, private and for purpose sectors to ensure your wellbeing interventions are evidence-based and effective, not just “tick the box” initiatives. Registration is free, but places are limited!
Website: www.voiceproject.com/breakfast

WA

Event holder: Life Resolutions – Huntingdale
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: Workspace Unlimited, 139 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne
Event details: The WA Pride Festival, with Colin Longworth , looks at steps that you, as an LGBTI person, can take to improve your mental health. The event is based on the article by Colin featured an OutInPerth article featured in February 2019. See www.outinperth.com/mental-health/ for more info.
Website: www.eventbrite.ie/o/colin-longworth-life-resolutions-huntingdale-18108171065

NATIONAL

Event holder: Emerge Psychology Telehealth
Date: Monday 11 November 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Online. Go to ‘meeting links’ at www.emergepsychology.com.au
Event details: Emerge Psychology will be offering information by webinars to members of the public and other professionals wanting to learn about Telehealth Psychology for rural and remote Australians.
Website: www.emergepsychology.com.au

Event holder: Dr Danielle Einstein at www.thedip.com
Date: The challenge commences Monday 11 November 2019
Time: 5 days
Location: Register online at www.thedip.com/5-day-challenge
Event details: Does your phone control your life and your mood? The first step in tackling screen use with our families is to reflect on our own phone habits. Join Dr Danielle Einstein, screen mental health expert, for a free 5-day challenge to help you take back control. Each day, Danielle will share 1 simple way you can resist the urge to reach for your phone. This is not a complete ‘digital detox’, it’s about small, achievable steps to stop your phone controlling your life and your mood.
Website: register online at www.thedip.com/5-day-challenge