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DAY 1 – TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER - 8 th NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MALE HEALTH CONVENTION

8:00 Registrations open - Arrival tea and coffee Hawkesbury Lobby

9:00 Opening of the 8 th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention

1. Traditional Welcome to Country: Gavvy Duncan, Elder

2. Welcome address and conference opening: The Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males, Dr Mick Adams,

Senior Research Fellow, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Edith Cowan University

3. Keynote: Freedom: What does it mean to act as a strong and healthy black man? Associate Professor Gregory Phillips, Baker IDI

Heart & Diabetes Institute

Henry Kendall Ballroom

10:30 Morning tea - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

11:00 Plenary Session: Aboriginal youth engagement |Chair Stuart McMinn

Henry Kendall Ballroom

1. Traditional dance performance by the Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation Dance and Didgeridoo Group

2. Addressing and responding to male youth suicide: Healing Holistically - Keeping our Campfires burning forever, Robert Eggington,

Director of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation

3. I-bobbly – using technology to prevent Aboriginal youth suicide, Joseph Tighe, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales

12:30 Lunch - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

13:30 Concurrent Session 1

1.1 AOD interventions

Chair: Matt Stubbs

Room: Henry Kendall Ballroom

“The Glen” - We don’t only talk about the problem, we

offer a solution.

Matthew Simmons, The Glen

Glen Collis, The Glen

60 minutes

1.2 Working with young males and community

Chair: Stuart McMinn

Room: Macmasters

It’s a sad day: broken dreaming, young males and

community response

Sharn Bergan, Regional Youth Support Services Inc.

1.3 Cultural workshop

Chair: Kim Hopkins

Room: Avoca Terrigal

Respecting our past, securing our future – intergenerational

trauma and healing in an Aboriginal community

Roy Ah-See, Deputy Chairperson, New South Wales

Aboriginal Land Council

Two arms – one service

Gerard Byrne, Salvation Army

30 minutes

Something that’s working! A program to keep Indigenous

youth out of detention

Chris Krogh, Evaluator, Indigenous Justice Support Program,

Regional Youth Support Services Inc.

Good Sports – working to help create healthier men,

healthier clubs and healthier communities

Marc Glanville, Northern NSW Regional Manager – Good

Sports, Australian Drug Foundation

15:00 Afternoon tea - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

15:30 Panel Session: How do we ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health is everyone’s business?

Panel Chair: Steve Ella, Manager, Nunyara Aboriginal Health

- Professor Noel Hayman, Director, Inala

- Dr Mark Wenitong, Adjunct Associate Professor, James Cook University, School of Tropical Public Health

Henry Kendall Ballroom

17:00 Close of Day 1

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.


18:00 Corroboree Venue TBA

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER 8 th NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MALE HEALTH CONVENTION / 11 th NATIONAL

MEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE

8:00 Registrations open - Arrival tea and coffee Hawkesbury Lobby

9:00 Cultural site tours depart

The Central Coast is home to some amazing cultural sites. Participants at the Gathering will be taken by coach to places of important

cultural significance on the Central Coast and site tours will be conducted by locally respected cultural representatives including Gavy

Duncan and Paul Gordon (amongst others).

Three site visits are available at the following locations: Boulgandry Site, Kariong (wheelchair accessible); Quarry Site, Sommersby;

Grant’s Road Site, Sommersby

On Country

12:30 Lunch - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

13:30 Official Opening of the 11 th National Men’s Health Conference

1. Welcome Address Julian Krieg, AMHF President

2. Official Opening Professor John Macdonald, Foundation Chair in Primary Health Care, Director, Men’s Health Information and

Resource Centre, ex-President AMHF

3. Keynote Presentation: Making male health part of everyone’s business, Michael Moore, CEO, Public Health Association of Australia

Henry Kendall Ballroom

1500 Afternoon tea - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

1530 Concurrent Session 2

2.1 Aboriginal cultural workshop

Chair: Gene Blow

Room: Henry Kendall Ballroom

2.2 Men’s health promotion

Chair: Peter Kelly

Room: Macmasters

2.3 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal

men’s mental wellbeing

Chair: Grant Westthorp

Room: Avoca Terrigal

2.4 National & State paper

presentations

Chair: Gary Byrant

Room: Forresters

2.5 The Royal Commission &

responses to Aboriginal men

Chair: Matt Stubbs

Room: Wamberal

Spirituality guiding young men

Paul Gordon

MATES In Construction: A suicide

prevention and mental health

wellness program within the building

and construction industry.

Michelle Caston, CEO South

Australia, MATES in Construction SA

Men’s health and mental wellbeing,

healing, mindfulness and sense of

purpose.

Devlin Chung

The Brazilian and Australian

men’s health policies: lessons

from similarities and

differences Prof. John

Macdonald, Foundation

Chair in Primary Health Care,

Director, Men’s Health

Information and Resource

Centre

The Royal Commission & responses

to child sexual abuse: telling your

story

David Wragge, Aboriginal

engagement - Royal Commission

'It's all in the game': Over 35s football,

men and wellbeing.

Dr. Neil Hall, Lecturer, University of

Western Sydney

Patterns of self-reported depression in

young men: Implications for

assessment & treatment

Anna Cavanagh, PhD Student,

Clinical Psychology, School of

Psychology, University of Wollongong

A documentary on

masculinity and mental

health

Prof. Jane Pirkis, Director,

Centre for Mental Health,

Melbourne School of

Population and Global

Health, University of

Melbourne

Working with Indigenous male

survivors of Institutional child sexual

abuse

Dean Bell, Aboriginal and Torres

Strait Islander Cultural Engagement

Advisor, Knowmore Legal Service

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.


Dr Marisa Schlichthorst;

Centre for Mental Health

Engaging with Men – The Men’s Shed

experience

Gary Green, Community

Engagement Manager, Australian

Men’s Shed Association

Aboriginal Men’s Depression Support

Group

Stuart McMinn, Aboriginal and Torres

Strait Islander Community Liaison

Worker, Interrelate

Bob Williams, Chair of Aboriginal

Men’s Depression Support Group

Behind The Seen- Emergency

Services Responders See

What Others Don’t

Ross Beckley, Behind The

Seen; Veronique Moseley,

Behind The Seen

Providing support to males affected

by the work of the Royal

Commission

Lisa Moloney, Manager, RCCBSS &

Matt Stubbs, Head of Research &

Development, Interrelate

17:00 Close of Day 2

19:00 Conference Dinner and AMHF Awards Henry Kendall Ballroom

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.


DAY 3 – THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER - 8 th NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MALE HEALTH CONVENTION / 11 th NATIONAL

MEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE

8:00 Registrations open - Arrival tea and coffee Hawkesbury Lobby

09:00 Concurrent Session 3

3.1 Papers – Responding to

intimate partner violence and

domestic and family violence

Chair: Greg Millan

Room: Henry Kendall Ballroom

3.2 Workshop

Chair: John Roberts

Room: Macmasters

3.3 Addressing Aboriginal

gambling

Chair: Stuart McMinn

Room: Avoca Terrigal

3.4 Papers

Chair: Grant Westthorp

Room: Forresters

3.5 Research Workshop

Chair: Anthony Brown

Room: Wamberal

Closing the Gap for men in

domestic and family violence

Les Davison, South Coast Medical

Service Aboriginal Corporation

“Tackling violence” and

mentoring in Aboriginal

Communities

Nathan Blacklock, NRL Tackling

Domestic Program

Fathers’ good health is

everybody’s business

Richard Fletcher, Senior Lecturer,

Faculty of Health and Medicine

University of Newcastle & Andrew

King, Groupwork Solutions

Addressing Aboriginal gambling

workshop

Ashley Gordon, Indigenous

Gambling Counsellor and

Research Consultant

Men at work: a proactive

approach to improving

wellbeing

Glenn Baird – National Support

Services Manager, OzHelp

Foundation

The challenge of success/ion:

Generational change in an

established male veterans’

health programme

Tony Hoare, National Health

Advisor, Department of Veteran

Affairs & Naomi Mulcahy, Men’s

Health Peer Education National

Coordinator, Department of

Veterans’ Affairs

The Australian Longitudinal

Study on Male Health: Ten to

Men – First results and future

directions

Prof Dallas English Co-Chief

Investigator, Ten to Men, The

Melbourne School of

Population & Global Health,

University of Melbourne

Dr Dianne Currier, The

Melbourne School of

Population & Global Health,

University of Melbourne

Responding to intimate partner

violence and domestic and family

violence

Glen Poole, Director, Helping Men

UK

10:30 Morning tea - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

11:00 Concurrent Session 4

4.1 Workshop – Fathering

Chair: Matthew Stubbs

Room: Henry Kendall Ballroom

4.2 Domestic Violence

Chair: Peter Kelly

Room: Macmasters

4.3 Workshop

Chair: Gary Bryant

Room: Avoca Terrigal

4.4 Aboriginal Cultural

Workshop

Chair: Stuart McMinn

Room: Forresters

4.5 Research Workshop

Chair: Julian Kreig

Room: Wamberal

Keeping young Aboriginal fathers

on track

Craig Hammond, University of

Newcastle and Charlie Faulkner

The right place for anger

Jasmin Newman, Sex and

Relationships Coach for Men,

Relating to Men

Underneath the masculine mask:

How to effectively engage with

men experiencing depression into

mental health and family support

services

The Dreaming Tree - A Path to

Wellbeing Using Aboriginal

Culture, Philosophy and

Spirituality Paul Callaghan,

CEO, Callaghan Cultural

The rise and development of

peer support group work

programs

Andrew King, Board

member, Dads in Distress

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.


Men Say YES to Family Peace

Greg Millan, Men’s Health

Consultant, Men’s Health Services

Simon Santosha, Managing

Director, Men & Family Counselling

and Consultancy

Consultancy

Support Services

Male Perpetrators of Domestic

Violence – Physical and Emotional

Health

Gary D Smith, Program Manager

Offender Services, Communicare

12:30 Lunch - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

13:30 Concurrent Session 5

5.1 Workshop - Using Social Media

to improve Aboriginal Men’s

Social Determinants of health

Chair: Stuart McMinn

Room: Henry Kendall Ballroom

5.2 Men’s Health Promotion

Chair: Greg Millan

Room: Macmasters

5.3 Engaging Men

Chair: Peter Kelly

Room: Avoca Terrigal

5.4 Sexual Health

Chair: Michael Orchard

Room: Forresters

5.5 Successes and

Challenges for Non

Indigenous Services

supporting Indigenous men;

Chair: Anthony Brown /

Aboriginal Mens Yarning

Circle; Chair: Gene Blow

Room: Wamberal

Using social media to improve

men’s social determinants of

health

Luke Pearson, Indigenous X

Shared medical appointments for

men: Revisiting ‘GutBusters waist

loss program’ for Indigenous and

non-Indigenous men

Dr Garry Egger, Professor, Southern

Cross University; Secretary

Australian Lifestyle Medicine

Association (ALMA); Director

Centre for Health promotion and

Research

Where’s Harry in all this?

Hard to reach men or hard to reach

agencies?

Philip Chapman, Health Promoter

(Men’s Health), Nelson Marlborough

District Health Board.

David Mitchell, Nelson Marlborough

Institute of Technology

We’ll Have A gay old time:

Working with gay and

bisexual men

Dr Stuart Edser PhD. MAPS,

Principal Psychologist at

Newcastle Psychology &

Health

Men plus community plus

dementia – it all adds up

Stuart Torrance, Project

Officer, Alzheimer’s Australia

NSW

30 minutes

Aboriginal Mens Yarning

Circle

60 minutes

15:00 Afternoon tea

Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors

15:30 Plenary Panel Session: Baby boomers and young generation panel - How have the health and social challenges for young men

changed?

Chair: Julian Krieg, President, AMHF

- Dr Mick Adams, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Edith Cowan University

- Stuart McMinn, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Liaison Worker, Interrelate

- John Roberts, Principal Consultant, Community Consultations

- Arran Moncrieff, Social Worker, Department of Juvenile Justice

17:00 Closing ceremony: 8 th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention

Summary and closing address Stuart McMinn

Hawkesbury Lobby

Henry Kendall Ballroom

Henry Kendall Ballroom

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.


17:30 AMHF Annual General Meeting Foresters Room

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.


DAY 4 – FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER - 11 th NATIONAL MEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE

08:00 Arrival tea and coffee Hawkesbury Lobby

09:00 Plenary session: Responding to the mental health needs of males

Chair: Andrew Thorp, Project Manager Movember Projects, Beyondblue

1 Males and Mental Health, Professor Brian Kelly, Chair and Director, Centre for Resources Health and Safety

School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

2 New ways of responding to young males mental health Jono Nicholas, CEO, of Reachout.com

3 Creating change to protect men’s mental health, Andrew Thorp, Project Manager Movember Projects, Beyondblue

Henry Kendall Ballroom

10:30 Morning tea - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

11:00 Concurrent Sessions 6

6.1 Men’s Health Promotion

Chair: Greg Millan

Room: Henry Kendall Ballroom

6.2 Men’s Sheds & Older Men

Chair: John Roberts

Room: Macmasters

6.3 Rural and Mental Health

Chair: Julian Kreig

Room: Avoca Terrigal

6.4 Young Men

Chair: Gary Byrant

Room: Forresters

6.5 Mental Health

Chair: Anthony Brown

Room: Wamberal

The missing piece of the puzzle:

Men’s views on a stopping

violence programme and their

views for improving service

provision.

Philip Chapman, Health

Promoter, Nelson Marlborough

District Health Board

David Mitchell, Nelson

Marlborough Institute of

Technology

Men’s Sheds: an insight into what

works

Dave Fildes, Research Fellow,

Australian Health Services

Research Institute

Dr Andrea Waling, Assistant

Lecturer, School of Social

Sciences Monash University

Employing integrated techniques

from business and counselling to

create positive life futures while

minimising the impact of

negative “Social Determinates”

Julian Krieg, President AMHF;

Chair Rural Financial Counselling,

WA

Chris Wheatcroft, Professional

Supervisor Financial Counselling

POWERPLAY: A worksite health

promotion program tailored for

northern and rural men

Joan L. Bottorff, Professor,

School of Nursing, UBC Faculty

of Health and Social

Development; Director,

Institute for Healthy Living and

Chronic Disease Prevention,

University of British Columbia

Okanagan

Building resilience in the face of

change: an overview of current

Beyondblue projects funded by

donations from the Movember

Foundation

Andrew Thorp, Project Manager

Movember Projects,

Beyondblue

How technology helps save lives

Jackson Fairchild, Senior Clinical

Educator, On the Line

The Good Man Project

at Moreton Bay Boys’ College

Damien Barry, Deputy Head of

College, Moreton Bay Boys’

College

Solutions, hands on approach to

male mental, physical and

social wellbeing issues.

Grant Westthorp, Manager

Men’s Resource Centre

Like Father Like Son: A National

Approach to Violence,

Antisocial Behaviour and

Mental Health of Men and Boys

Dr Lucy Tully, Senior Project

Leader, School of Psychology,

UNSW

Why the fast track pit stop works!

Owen Catto, Senior Community

Educator/Executive Officer, The

Regional Men’s Health Initiative

& Terry Melrose, Community

Educator, The Regional Men’s

Health Initiative

A Man Needs a Hobby –

maintaining a positive sense of

identity during times of transition

Anthony Brown, Executive Director

of Health Consumers NSW

Masculinity, Mining and FIFO

Mental Health

Philippa Vojnovic, Counsellor,

Communicare Psychological

Services

‘All the pizza you can eat’

Accessing young school aged

male’s views on support and

education in sexual health.

Philip Chapman, Health

Promoter, Nelson Marlborough

District Health Board

David Mitchell, Nelson

Marlborough Institute of

Technology

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.


12:30 Lunch - Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors Hawkesbury Lobby

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.


13:30 Concurrent Session 7

7.1 Workshop - Addressing

pornography’s impact on men

and their relationships

Chair: Matt Stubbs

Room: Henry Kendall Ballroom

7.2 A focus on health

Chair: Julian Kreig

Room: Macmasters

7.3 Men as carers/men and

employment support

Chair: Anthony Brown

Room: Avoca Terrigal

7.4 Gender equity for men and

boys - helping males get help

Chair: Michael Orchard

Room: Forresters

7.5 Lifting the Lid: Challenging

the Silence

Chair: Greg Millan

Room: Wamberal

Addressing pornography’s

impact on men and their

relationships

Hugh Martin, Founder, Man

Enough

Me and my GP

Dr. Peter West, University of

Technology, Sydney

The wellbeing of men caring for

wives with dementia

Lynne N Dowd, PhD Candidate,

Men’s Information and Resource

Centre, University of Western

Sydney

Gender equity for men and

boys – helping males get help

Glen Poole, Director, Helping

Men UK and Greg Millan,

Men’s Health Consultant,

Men’s Health Services

Lifting the lid: challenging the

silence

Ken Clearwater, National

Manager, Male Survivors of

Sexual Abuse, Christchurch

Suicide intervention: the case

against risk assessment

Shayne Connell, LivingWorks, Aust.

’Recharge Your Batteries’ A

program for male carers

Stuart Torrance, Alzheimer’s

Australia, NSW

Exploring strategies for men’s lives

Kim Hopkins, Community

Development Coordinator,

Wyong Neighbourhood Centre

Inc.

Building compassion into the

experience of

unemployment….putting health

on the agenda for male reemployment

support in Geelong

Peter Kelly, Health Promotion

Officer, Barwon Health

15:00 Afternoon tea

Participants are invited to visit the conference exhibitors

Hawkesbury Lobby

15:30 Closing Ceremony National Men’s Health Gathering 2015

Chair: Julian Kreig, AMHF President

Keynote Speaker: Evolving Masculinity: What the conference has revealed about our current understanding of masculinity: how it has evolved, is evolving and will

continue to evolve. Glen Poole, Director, Helping Men UK

16:00 Close

PROGRAM current as at September 25, 2015. The organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time.

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