Yarning Up Forum

Sex, Drugs and Mental Health – It’s Everyone’s Business!

The Yarning Up forum aims to bring together workers and community members to share and promote the quality of work and research being done in the areas of Sexual Health, Mental Health/Social and Emotional Wellbeing, and Drugs and Alcohol. The forum will allow networking with statewide service providers and facilitate the development of collaborative opportunities between agencies. This is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of a holistic approach to Aboriginal health.

Course Dates

15 June 16

Date start: 15/06/2016
Date end: 16/06/2016
Status: open
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Course Cost

See enrolment form for fees.

There is no registration fee if you are a student.

If you live in the Adelaide metropolitan area and are unable to cover the cost of the forum but would like to attend, we have limited sponsorships to cover registration costs (for rural and remote sponsorship, please see sponsorship information below). Please contact Bianca Mark at bianca.mark@shinesa.org.au or 8300 5376 for further information.

WHEN: 15-16 June 2016

WHERE: The Sage Hotel, 208 South Terrace, Adelaide

 

Course Outline

The forum will be broken down into the key areas of:

Sexual Health

To draw on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives and understandings to explore the determining factors that contribute to the poorer and inequitable sexual health outcomes being achieved by Aboriginal people around Australia, and discuss effective ways of breaking the ‘taboo’ surrounding sexual health issues.

Mental Health or Social and Emotional Wellbeing

To draw on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives and understandings to effectively address Aboriginal people’s mental health and social and emotional wellbeing and to explore what are culturally appropriate mental health and social and emotional wellbeing programs and services for Aboriginal youth and how they are best delivered.

Drugs and Alcohol

To draw on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives and understandings to effectively address the impact of drugs and alcohol on Aboriginal people’s individual, family and community wellbeing and to explore culturally appropriate strategies, programs and services and how they are best delivered.  

 

Who should attend

  • People who work with Aboriginal young people
  • People who work with Aboriginal people in the areas of Sexual Health, Mental Health/Social and Emotional Wellbeing, and Drugs and Alcohol
  • People who work in Aboriginal health
  • Aboriginal community members who are interested in learning about these areas, or who feel this may be relevant to them

 

Abstract Submission

We invite abstract submissions from people working in the areas of:

  • Sexual Health
  • Mental Health or Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Drugs and Alcohol

The format will be a 25 minute oral presentation. Presenters can then take part in a 20 minute panel discussion and question time following the presentations from each category.

Abstract submissions close 22 April 2016.

Yarning Up Forum: Abstract Submission

 

Sponsorship

To ensure greater involvement and participation of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people who are working with Aboriginal young people, limited sponsorships will be available to assist with travel, accommodation and registration costs. Sponsorship applications close 22 April 2016.

Yarning Up Forum: Sponsorship Application

 

Registration

Registration for the Yarning Up forum closes 30 May 2016

 

Enquiries: bianca.mark@shinesa.org.au or 8300 5376

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