Global thought leaders gathered in Adelaide to support the wellbeing of service members and their families.
The Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress (GACoPTS) 2019 showcased the latest research, effective models of care for trauma, the power of collaboration and future directions for wellbeing for current and former military, emergency service personnel and their families.
Over three days participants heard from a range of experts including trauma therapists, lived experience programs and a number of global thought leaders on research, treatment and multidisciplinary models of care.
The conference was aimed at leading researchers, clinicians, service providers, lived experience participants and policy makers in Defence and Veterans Affairs and Mental Health.
Karen May, Associate Director of Military and Emergency Services Health Australia, is working closely with sector advisors and thought leaders to build on alliances from this thought provoking and impactful gathering.
- Big picture thinking about models of care and how we can improve them
- Learning about the very latest research and therapies to treat and support related issues for Post-Traumatic Stress for military members, emergency service personnel and their families
- Build recommendations and a pathway for future research and services.
To register for information on our next Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress, scheduled for 2024, please email Natasha Martens at [email protected]
Models of Care and Post-Traumatic Growth:
Models of Care for Post-Traumatic Stress: Interdisciplinary Care
Presented by Dr Stephen Boucher, former Chief Psychiatrist OSI, Calgary, Canada
Programs for Post Traumatic Growth
Presented by Josh Goldberg, Author of StruggleWell and Co-Founder and Executive Director of BoulderCrest Institute for Post -Traumatic Growth (USA)
Peer Work and Programs: Storyright – Empowering Veterans Through Narrative
Presented by Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare, Founder-StoryRight, University of South Australia
A New Peer Workforce Model for Australia and the Peer Based STAIR Program
Presented by Dr Jon Lane, Lieutenant-Colonel Psychiatrist, Australian Army
Families Research and Programs:
Family Involvement in Post-Traumatic Growth: Missed Opportunities from Living Vicariously with PTSD
Presented by Professor Sharon Lawn, Flinders Human Behaviour & Health Research Unit, Flinders University, South Australia
Families perspective – Gwen’s Story
Presented by Gwen Cherne, Australian War Memorial Council, War Widow’s Guild and Advisor on Veteran Families issues
Families Panel – Research, Programs and Lived Experience
Facilitator: Karen May
Panellists: Professor Nicola Fear, Gwen Cherne, Tish Stropes, Prof Sharon Lawn, Cleo Field, Associate Professor Heidi Cramm
Serving Families – The Canadian Research
Associate Professor Heidi Cramm, Phd,
Associate Scientist, Canadian Institute of Military Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)
Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Canada Scholar in Residence (Family), Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment
Download presentation: Building National Research Capacity
Download presentation: Service Families – The Canadian Research
Who cares for the carers?
Presented by Dr Dannielle Post, Research Alliance for Research in Exercise & Nutrition (ARENA) University of South Australia, School of Health Sciences
Emergency First Responder Research:
Public Safety Personnel: Contemporary Evidence-Informed Considerations for Supporting Mental Health
Presented by Dr Nicholas Carleton, Principal Investigator on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Longitudinal PTSD Study; Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment
Taking Care of Police Mental Health in Australia
Presented by Mark Carroll, National and South Australian President of Police Association
Help-seeking for Mental Health Concerns by Emergency Service First Responders
Presented by Professor Nicholas Procter, RN, MBA, PhD, Chair: Mental Health Nursing and leader of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group, University of South Australia
Presented on behalf of principal study investigator Dr Amy Baker, Principal Investigator (University of South Australia)
For further information about this study email: [email protected].
First Responders Panel – Research, Programs and Lived Experience
Facilitator: Karen May
Panellists: Dr Miranda Van Hooff, Michael Morgan, Dr Jon Lane, Stacey Ferland, Matt Newlands
Military Populations Research:
Combat, Transition, First Responders and Families – The Australian Context
Presented by Dr Miranda Van Hoof, Director, Military and Emergency Services Health Australia, Director of Research, Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide
Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide
Dr Galina Daraganova, Executive Manager, Longitudinal & Life Course Program, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Veteran Mental Health and Wellbeing Study: the New Zealand Context
Presented by Associate Professor David McBride, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
Professor Cherie Armour, Psychological Trauma and Mental Health, Queen’s University Belfast, President of the UK Psychological Trauma Society
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Creative Therapy Panel – Research, Programs and Perspective
Facilitator: Karen May
Panellists: Melissa Walker, Associate Professor Jordan Williams, Karin Foxwell, Dr Holly Bowen-Salter, Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare
Active Therapy and Research – UK
Presented by Martin Colclough, Help for Heroes, UK
Active Programs Panel – Research Programs and Lived Experience – Active Warriors
Facilitator: Karen May
Panelists: David Wiseman, Martin Colclough, Dr Katia Ferrar, Josh Goldberg, Mark Daniels, Emilea Mysko
Research Speed-Dating; introductions to new research:
Word by Word – Using language to Build Mental Wellbeing
Presented by Dr Leanne Glenny & Dr Collette Snowden, University of South Australia
Veterans Occupational Therapy – Mental Health and Outdoors Programs
Presented by Nathan Kerr, PhD Student, University of Newcastle
Global Context – Environmental Scan & Gaps in Research
Presented by Karen May, Associate Director, Military and Emergency Services Health Australia
Conference Wrap Up:
Brokering Knowledge Change-Conference Wrap-up
Presented by Associate Professor Robert Lippiatt, Strategic Business Advisor, Chair-ASCN International Webinar and Working Roundtable Program on Military, Veterans and Families Wellbeing
Heidi Cramm, PhD, Associate Scientist – Canadian Institute of Military Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Canada, Scholar in Residence (Family) at the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research & Treatment