This workshop is for service providers to learn from an expert who brings 30 years personal and professional experience with loss and grief from an Aboriginal perspective. Her personal and professional experiences is grounded in lived experiences. Applying her lived experiences as a 'case study' Rosemary will present her Seven Phases to Integrating Loss & Grief model as the foundation to creating and maintaining good mental health and in so doing, hypothesizes loss and grief can be a prevention to suicide.
Rosemary’s unique Seven Phases model offers an alternative to ‘higher’ education in the form of a ‘deeper and more meaningful’ education. Rosemary’s Seven Phases will explore her research, methodologies and theories and present practical grief strategies to avert the escalation into mental illnesses throughout Aboriginal Communities.
Service providers who would benefit from this program include: health educators; mental health workers; mental health professionals; psychologists; psychiatrists; health academics and researchers; health policy makers; politicians with a health portfolio. Her ‘Seven Phases’ has also been presented across many areas of practice with a common theme of addressing psychology/psychiatry from an Aboriginal perspective.
The workshop is designed for anyone with an interest in suicide prevention in the Indigenous communities. The Seven Phases will show how inter-generational suppressed, unresolved grief of ancestral and contemporary losses can forge a pathway into mild, medium and severe mental illnesses.
It will also impart basic but valuable strategies to inspire the service provider to greater confidence when working within the local Aboriginal community.
In recent years, some of her proudest moments:
Will present to The South Australian Psychiatry Branch Training Committee's Stage 3 trainees in their 4th or 5th year of training (02/07/2018)
Presented to The South Australian Psychiatry Branch Training Committee (2016)
Rosemary was a finalist in the 2016 Mental Health Excellence Awards SA Health,Aboriginal Health Council (SA) Outstanding Health Program/Project Award (2016)
Winner of the South Australian of the year - Community Award 2009 SA Great, amongst a range of other accolades (2009)