Official Launch of the NHMRC CRE – Optymise

We are excited to announce the launch of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Optimising Early Interventions for Young with Emerging Mood Disorders (Optymise) to be held on Wednesday the 5th of August at 9am at the Charles Perkins Centre. The launch will take place within the context of the Brain and Mind Sciences Mental Health Forum in “Maximising Social and Economic Participation of Those with Mental Ill Health”. The forum focuses on sustainable mental health services and collaborative frameworks to maximize social and economic participation of those with mental ill health. The comprehensive program will showcase innovative clinical research programs that aim to enhance mental health service delivery. It will also focus on building effective partnerships to bolster mental health policy and service delivery in NSW.

The first part of the forum is focused on youth services and the CRE launch. The second part deals with e-health services, which represent one of the new big opportunities in mental health. The third part deals with the state and national service reform agendas – and the extent to which these developments will result in major changes to meet the needs of those directly affected by mental ill-health.

The aim of the forum is to:
Support the development of the mental health reform plans of the Mental Health Commission of NSW;
Inform the national review of services being conducted by the National Mental Health Commission;
Inform development of State and National mental health policy;
Inform development of State and National policies that support social and economic participation across the lifespan;

WEDNESDAY 6TH AUGUST 2014′
9.00-5.00pm
The Hub, Charles Perkins Centre, Building D17
Enter via Ross Street (Off-Parramatta Rd)
The University of Sydney
Camperdown NSW 2006