Don’t miss out on the early bird rate, ends February 10
Male Suicide tops the agenda at
NEW MALE NATIONAL MALE HEALTH CONFERENCE
Present Challenges and Future Solutions
Thursday March 2 & Friday March 3, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel, 18 – 40 Anderson Street, Parramatta
SPECIAL ADD ON EVENT Wednesday March 1 STOP MALE SUICIDE TRAINING DAY
only $100 for Conference Participants
The unacceptably high rate of male suicide in Australia will be one of the key issues discussed at a national men’s health conference to be held in Sydney in three weeks time.
With male suicide now claiming six lives a day and costing the economy an estimated $13.75B a year, some of the country’s leading voices in the fight against suicide will come together to discuss what action we can take to prevent male suicide in Australia.
On day one of the NEW MALE Glen Poole of the Stop Male Suicide project will chair a panel discussion featuring:
- Pete Shmigel, CEO of Lifeline, the national suicide prevention charity;
- Gus Worland, presenter of ABC’s Man Up initiative;
- Dr Kairi Kõlves, Principal Research Fellow and Course Convener at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP), Griffith University;
- Owen Connolly, a nurse practitioner who developed and implement Latrobe Regional Hospital’s suicide prevention service in Gippsland.
This two-hour session will be followed by a choice of four, one-hour workshops, led by specialists working with specific groups of men, including:
- Andrew Little, Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTI Health Alliance leading a session on GBTI Suicide Prevention & Mental Health;
- Stuart McMinn of the Interrelate Family Centre, leading a yarning session on male suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
- Darrin Lincoln, the NSW Reintegration Manager at Solider On Australia, with a session on the importance of working with ex-service men;
- Phil Chapman of the Male Room in Nelson, discussing his research, resourced by the Royal New Zealand Families Commission, into the experiences of separated fathers, one of the high risk groups for male suicide.
On day two of NEW MALE the focus of the conversation shifts beyond male suicide, there are a number of speakers who will be of interest to anyone concerned about male suicide prevention, including:
- Professor John Macdonald, lead author of the Men’s Health Information Resource Centre’s seminal research paper: Pathways to Despair: The Social Determinants of male suicide;
- Professor Jane Pirkis, Director of the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, who has undertaken numerous studies on men’s health and suicide prevention and played a lead role in developing ABC’s Man Up series on male suicide.
- Joe Williams, the NRL player and boxing pro who has become and international advocate for mental health and suicide prevention through his charity The Enemy Within;
- James Greenshields, former army officer and founder of the Resilient Leaders Foundation, which runs “Put Your Hand Up” workshops for men across Australia.
In addition to the main conference, Glen Poole of the Stop Male Suicide project will deliver a pre-conference male suicide prevention workshop on Wednesday 1st March. Anyone attending the conference can purchase a ticket to this training day at a special delegate rate when they register. If you are not a conference delegate, you can purchase a full-price ticket to the training day using the links below:
- Book your place at the NEW MALE: National Men’s Health Conference here
- Book your place at the Male Suicide Prevention training here
There are limited places so make sure you secure your place at the NEW MALE: National Men’s Health Conference 2017 today. Link to NEW MALE UPDATED PROGRAM Check the WEBSITE for the latest information.
Registration includes Conference Satchel and Program, Conference Folder with a free copy of "Regular Joe vs. Mr Invincible" by Dr. Elizabeth Celi, PhD, all refreshments and lunches.
Link to REGISTRATION FORM
EARLY BIRD RATE DEC 26 - FEB 10 $450 FULL PRICE FEB 11 - FEB 28 $500, One Day Registration $260, Add On Stop Male Suicide Training at Parramatta Swimming Centre only $100
CONFERENCE DINNER Thursday March 2 6.30 pm, 3 course buffet dinner, tea, coffee, soft drinks, entertainment and Guest Speaker $65
ACCOMMODATION: Please contact Holiday Inn Hotel Parramatta for the Special NEW MALE Conference Accommodation Rates
NEW MALE is presented by Men’s Health SERVICES in association with Glen Poole, Stop Male Suicide Project and in partnership with the following organisations.