Homelessness Conference 2016

Home is where the heart is: Building hope for mental health and recovery

The 2016 conference brought together two sectors critical in supporting those in need, to explore the impacts of mental illness in people who become homeless and the effect of being homeless on mental health.

The discussion focused on the value of better integration of mental health services and the homelessness sector, informed by lived experience.

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Rosanne Haggerty

Rosanne Haggerty, President and Chief Executive of Community Solutions in the United States and former Thinker in Residence (2005) returned to Adelaide on the 10th anniversary of Common Ground Adelaide. She has gone on to launch Community Solutions – helping communities solve the problems that create and sustain homelessness. In her presentation Homelessness is not the problem: Making democracy work in the 21st century, Rosanne brought a new perspective on the integration of services.

Professor Mike Slade

Mike Slade is Professor of Mental Health, Recovery and Social Inclusion at the University of Nottingham and a leading world expert on mental health. He presented his recovery model that encourages hope as a part of recovery for people with mental illness, and highlighted the opportunity it provides in bridging the cultural gaps between the established state mental health services and the community sector, with specific reference to the homelessness sector.

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Official Opening

The Hon Zoe Bettison

Minister for Communities & Social Inclusion and Minister for Social Housing

Opening Address

Chris Burns

SA Mental Health Commissioner

2016 Homelessness Update

Dr Debbie Faulkner

Acting Director, Centre for Housing, Urban & Regional Planning, The University of Adelaide

2016 Mental Health Update

Geoff Harris

Executive Director Mental Health Coalition SA

Homelessness is not the problem: Making democracy work in the 21st century

Rosanne Haggerty

CEO and President, Community Solutions (USA)

Audience Q&A

Rosanne Haggerty

CEO and President, Community Solutions (USA)

Homelessness is not the problem: Making democracy work in the 21st century

Rosanne Haggerty

CEO and President, Community Solutions (USA)

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Home as part of the journey of recovery

Prof. Mike Slade

Professor of Mental Health, Recovery and Social Inclusion

University of Nottingham

Home as part of the journey of recovery

Prof. Mike Slade

Professor of Mental Health, Recovery and Social Inclusion

University of Nottingham

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Audience Q&A

Prof. Mike Slade

Professor of Mental Health, Recovery and Social Inclusion

University of Nottingham

Critical Sector Issues - Expert Panel

Rev Peter Sandeman, Panel Chair

Rosanne Haggerty, Community Solutions, USA

Prof Mike Slade, University of Nottingham, UK

Emeritus Prof. Chris Chamberlain, RMIT University, Melbourne

David Butt, CEO National Mental Health Commission

Presentation Slides

Emeritus Prof. Chris Chamberlain

RMIT University, Melbourne

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Mental Health: Exploring Collaborative Community Reform in South Australia

Tanya MacKay

Researcher, Flinders University

Mental Health: Exploring Collaborative Community Reform in South Australia

Tanya MacKay

Researcher, Flinders University

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Healing my way – an Aboriginal perspective

Olive Bennell

Manager Community Integration Partnerships, Community and Housing, AnglicareSA

Forum: The Way Ahead – Recommendations for SA

Ross Womersley, CEO, SACOSS, Panel Chair

Geoff Harris, Mental Health Coalition

Carol Shard, Housing SA, Dept. for Communities & Social Inclusion

Bill Miliotis, Manager Partners in Recovery Neami National

Dr Alice Clark, Shelter SA

Asst Commissioner Paul Dickson, SA Police