Digital Mental Health Service Delivery in the Age of COVID 19: Opportunities and Challenges

From their diverse perspectives, our panel, including lived experience, social and mental health service providers and academic critical mental health & health humanities research perspective, will focus on the critical questions digital mental health care poses in the age of COVID 19.

RMIT is utilising its significant capability to tackle some of the biggest contemporary mental health related challenges. The Fairer Start Reimagining Mental Health post COVID-19 working group has been established under the leadership of Renata Kokanović, Professor of Sociology (Mental Health), Social & Global Studies Centre (SGSC) and Micaela Cronin, Director, Future Social Services Institute (FSSI). Drawing on RMIT's transdisciplinary research expertise in critical health humanities, social sciences, creative methodologies, and in mental health and social care, and building on the mental health research capabilities of the RMIT Humanities, Arts, Social science and Health (HASH) Network, a series of conversations and events is planned.

Join us for the first event: Digital Mental Health Service Delivery in the Age of COVID 19: Opportunities and Challenges

The event will be opened by Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth, Director, Design & Creative Practice Enabling Capability Platform and moderated by Micaela Cronin, Director, FSSI.

From their diverse perspectives, our panel, including lived experience, social and mental health service providers and academic critical mental health & health humanities research perspective, will focus on the critical questions digital mental health care poses in the age of COVID 19.

Presenters:

  • Anthony McCosker, Associate Professor in Media and Communication; Deputy Director of the Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Rory Randall, Consumer Academic, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, Department of Nursing , Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • David Castle, Professor of Psychiatry, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne and The University of Melbourne; Consultant Psychiatrist, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Jacinthe Flore, PhD, Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social& Global Studies Centre, RMIT University
  • Gill Callister PSM, CEO Mind Australia

Discussants:

  • Renata Kokanović, Professor of Sociology (Mental Health), Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, Social& Global Studies Centre, RMIT University
  • Cameron Duff, Associate Professor, Fellow, Future Social Services Institute, College of Business and Law, RMIT University

Panel Chair:

  • Micaela Cronin, Director, FSSI, RMIT University

This event is organised by the following RMIT Enabling Capability Platforms: Design and Creative Practice (DCP) and Social Change in conjunction with Future Social Service Institute (FSSI), Social and Global Studies Centre (SGSC) and RMIT Humanities, Arts, Social Science & Health (HASH) Network.

*Note - Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the link to join closer to the event date.

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