The Centre for Mental Health Research

Mental Health and Social Justice Symposium - Programme

Monday 16th February, 2015

09:00 - 10:00 Põwhiri, followed by welcome morning tea
10:00 - 11:00 Opening keynote: Anne Helm
11:00 - 12:30

Session one

Mr Jak Wild & Tony Ellis – “End seclusion now”


Dr Stefan Sjõstrõm – “Translating coercion into collaboration – a study of the implementation of compulsory community care for people with mental illness”


Prof Warren Brookbanks – “Postmodernism and mental health”


Ms Kelly Pope & Dr Anne Scott – “’Opening doors’ to change:  A consumer-led seclusion elimination project”

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

Session two

Professor Brian McKenna – “Diversion of people in mental health crisis away from the Emergency Department:  A less restrictive alternative”


A/Prof Susan Hatters Friedman – “Infanticide, Mental Illness, and the Law”


Dr Patsy-Jane Tarrant – “Court liaison nurses – an unknown quantity and untapped resource”


Dr Lillian Ng – “Patients’ Perspectives on Mental Health Review Tribunals”

15:00 - 15:30 Break for afternoon tea
15:30 - 17:00

Session three

Mr Kris Gledhill – “Human rights auditing tools”


Dr Anne Scott – “Risking recovery in an acute mental health inpatient unit”


Dr Helen Hamer and Debra Lampshire – “Fateful moments - Magic moments: Social inclusion and the restoration of rights, participation and belonging”


Mr Ross Phillips – “Risk perspectives, stigma and social justice”

17:30 - 19:00 Welcome reception drinks and nibbles, followed by public address by Professor Bernadette McSherry

Tuesday 17th February, 2015

09:00 - 09:30 Coffee, tea and mingling on arrival
09:30 - 10:30 Morning keynote: Dr Hinemoa Elder
10:30 - 12:00

Session four

Dr Jacquie Kidd – Critical health literacy, madness and tino rangatiratanga


Ms Christine Yang Dong – “Mental health calls to a Chinese speaking telephone counselling service: caller profile, presenting issues and brief outcome evaluation”


Ms Laurel L Barr – “Missing pe Ices* *plus 163 additional pieces from 6 different other puzzles”


Mr Muhammad Kabir Hussaini – “Making sense of Muslim mental health within the New Zealand context”

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30

Session five

Prof Kate Diesfeld – “First things first:  Applying the United Nations Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities to New Zealand’s legal system”


Ms Katie Owen – “Caring as a Political Act:  Recognising dignity in a New Zealand undergraduate nursing curriculum”


Dr Stacey Wilson – “Citizen activated mental health services”


Dr Tony O’Brien – “Invisible mental health policy: Community treatment orders”

14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon tea
15:00 - 16:30

Closing comments and discussion

Prof Bernadette McSherry, followed by Drs Jacquie Kidd and Katey Thom

16:30 - 17:00 Poroporoaki