The themes of this year's Equally Well summer school are 'Evidence based practice and practice-based evidence - published, lived, service' and ‘Applying the principles of Collective Impact to the Equally Well collaborative.’
John Henden presents this series of workshops, on Preventing Suicide Using the Solution Focused approach – a unique approach to working with the suicidal person which reduces both suicidal thinking, and the sense of burden on the helper. These workshops specifically aim to reduce suicide rates amongst those contemplating suicide and to teach the basic tools and techniques of the solution-focused approach to those working with suicidal persons, or those directly supporting suicidal persons. They also provide tools and skills, that can be implemented immediately, that reduce the sense of burden on those supporting the suicidal person.
International experts Prof Peter Gotzsche and Robert Whitaker along with a New Zealand psychiatrist and sociologist explain why our current approach to mental health causes more harm than good and what the evidence shows will improve outcomes.
Featuring Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Dr Lynne Maher, Janine Shepherd, Jake Bailey & Te Rina Ruru. The HQSC's first ever Health consumer conference. How can we all improve the quality and safety of our health system? What does it really mean to co-design health services? How are we involved in decision- making about health services and does it make a difference?
Playing joyously with a child on the Autism Spectrum. Way to Play is a one-day introduction to playing with children on the Autism Spectrum. Playing with a child with autism can be challenging, so the Way to Play workshop offers simple, easy to use strategies to begin playing joyously together.
Strength-based, practical strategies to support children with autism in the primary school setting Tilting the Seesaw is a two day programme in which primary school staff learn and try out strategies to support and include a child with autism in everyday school activities.