9th Shared Learning in Clinical Practice Symposium

19 September 2017


Lecture Theatre C4-16 Level 4, Centenary Building
City East Campus, Frome Road

Engagement, Risk and Recovery in Mental Health Care


Tuesday, 19 September 2017


9.00am – 4.00pm


Lecture Theatre C4-16
Level 4, Centenary Building
University of South Australia City East Campus
Corner Frome Road and North Terrace

Presented by

The 9th Shared Learning in Clinical Practice Symposium is a joint initiative between UniSA’s Mental Health and Substance Use Research Group and the Links to Wellbeing Consortium comprising Neami National, Mind Australia Limited, Skylight Mental Health and Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB). The Symposium is supported by partners Adelaide Primary Health Network and Northern Health Network.

About Shared Learning in Clinical Practice

Shared Learning in Clinical Practice is a policy relevant and service delivery focussed collaboration to promote best practice in mental health and develop professional skills. The strategic purpose of the initiative is to demonstrate through research and practical example, how much consumers, clinicians, policy makers and academic faculty can achieve working together. Deep discussion, deep connectivity and diffusion of the insights are central to its philosophy. Multidisciplinary in composition, the aim of each publication, podcast, film, social media communication and symposium is to capture and spread new ideas and know-how in mental health practice and challenge traditional ways of thinking. Shared Learning in Clinical Practice updates are regularly posted on Twitter at @MHResearchUniSA

About the Symposium

The 9th Shared Learning in Clinical Practice Symposium represents an opportunity to bring people together to consider and discuss themes around therapeutic engagement, autonomy, self-direction, choice and risk within a mental health recovery framework. The overarching aim of the Symposium is to provide an environment for government and non-government workers, mental health consumers, carers and policy makers to reflect and learn from one another regarding the complexities of modern-day practice in mental health care and the implications of the various reform and service delivery priorities. This will be achieved through a series of panels and contributions from invited speakers. Audience participation will be encouraged through facilitated discussion designed to deepen participants’ understanding and appreciation of the nature, scope and consequences of engagement, risk and engagement in mental health care. Specifically, negotiation of working relationships across the continuum of mental health, while simultaneously taking into account differing perspectives and divergent viewpoints.


The program is currently being finalised; please check back here closer to the date for a full list of speakers and running times. A full program will also be emailed directly to those who have registered for the event.


Registration for this event is essential and spaces are limited. Before registering for the symposium, please first obtain your manager’s approval to attend.

Please download and complete the registration form below and return via email to mentalhealth@unisa.edu.au by Friday 8 September 2017

Download the Symposium Registration Form (docx, 465KB)


Certificates of attendance/CPD points will be awarded to participants via email after the event. Attendance and sign-in is essential.

Getting Here

The UniSA City East campus is located on the corner of North Terrace and Frome Road in the Adelaide CBD.

Parking: On-campus parking is not available at UniSA’s city campuses. Public car parks with early bird rates are located nearby on Frome Street (west side) and North Terrace (east and west of the Frome Street intersection). Please allow enough time for parking and walking to the University in peak-hour traffic conditions.

Public Transport: The City East campus is approximately ten minutes’ walk from the Adelaide Railway Station, and is also serviced by numerous bus stops on North Terrace and Frome Road.

Further Information

Melissa Gibson
University of South Australia administration
T 08 8302 2341
E mentalhealth@unisa.edu.au

Presented by

Links to wellbeing Sansom Institute
Neami National UCWB
Skylight mind

Supported by partners:

phn Adelaide Northern Health Network

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