Tie Up the Black Dog Committee is DELIGHTED to announce the birth of yet another amazing event!!! CRAIG HAMILTON and coaching legend WAYNE BENNETT area coming to ROMA Friday November 14th and to GOONDIWINDI Saturday November 15th. Check out our date claimer for the event. Put the date on your calendar and make sure to RSVP in October!!
We are very excited to be working with communities to bring forums to LONGREACH district(week of 19th May); Georgetown/Greenvale (April 1-2); Charleville district (week of 28th April); and Roma district (week of 5th May)!
Black Dog Institute in Sydney is assisting us with medical clinicians to bring the facts of symptoms/diagnosis/treatment of mental illnesses and our guest speakers will be people with a lived experience of depression/mental illness and their recovery journey to share. Thanks BDI!!! Craig Hamilton (ABC Grandstand presenter) is coming with us again to Georgetown/Greenvale and Charleville–we’ll make a bushie out of him yet! Longreach speaker TBA.
More details posted as they come to hand! Keep a look out!!
Keen audiences of parents, counsellors and teachers attended forums presented by TIE UP THE BLACK DOG COMMITTEE and the Darling Downs Secondary Schools’ Principals’ Association in Toowoomba and Goondiwindi last month.
Speakers Drs Paula Barrett, Kris Ojala and Sacha Rombouts gave the audiences a good insight into the issues surrounding mental health in teenagers. They spoke about anxiety/depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorder, but they also gave an insight into the importance of prevention and the development of resilience and coping mechanisms as well as treatment of a diagnosed disorder.
Paula, Kris and Sacha work at the Pathways Health and Research Centre at Woolongabba which has developed world-renowned resilience and prevention programs used in schools from primary through high school levels.
TIE UP THE BLACK DOG COMMITTEE thank all those involved in helping us get this event “to air” in both communities. The feedback we have had has been so positive. We hope to be able to bring speakers from Pathways back into these communities in 2013. They are very willing and we will be able!!
For further information about Pathways programs please go to www.pathwayshrc.com.au
Welcome to Tie Up The Black Dog. Here you will find interesting, helpful and good clinical information about depression and mental illness. We have workshops and seminars and we always provide a personal story from someone who has recovered from a mental illness. The combination of valid information and the human side has been a winning combination.