He huihuinga rangahau taha hauora hinengaro, taha oranga mō te ārai whakamomori ki ngā iwi taketake o te ao
Monday, Tuesday 26, 27 February 2018
This two-day Global Indigenous Suicide Prevention Research Symposium will examine what works for Indigenous suicide prevention and well-being research focusing on case studies in prevention research including how researchers know whether they are making a difference.
- Evidence based practice for indigenous suicide prevention
- Evidence based practice for indigenous mental health and well-being
- New protective factors for indigenous suicide prevention and mental health/wellbeing
- Evidence for Culture in the clinic
- Evidence for Clinical practice in cultural settings
- Innovations in indigenous suicide prevention and health and well-being research
- Towards a global agenda for indigenous suicide prevention
A symposium style course which features – world leading suicide prevention and mental health and well-being research teams and research projects (see bios below); research showcase sessions with researchers from Aotearoa, Australia, Pacific, North America and question and answer time, discussion and a summary of the day will be included at the end of each day.
Break-out workshops (maximum of 40 per session) in a range of topics will address specific risk and protective factors for suicide prevention based on the available research. When you collect your registration pack on the day, you will be invited to identify and prioritise your preferred workshop(s). If you have preferences for specific workshop content please email the convenor on email@example.com asap. We will try and accommodate your request depending on numbers interested in a particular workshop topic.
Workshops to date are: indigenous art therapy; Kāranga; digital story-telling; indigenous language revitalisation; Māori language in clinical contexts; the impacts of methamphetamine; youth mental health; lgbtiq+ mental health; indigenous disabled mental health and wellbeing; indigenous behavioural modification; indigenous mindfulness and metaphors, indigenous humour and wellbeing and more....
Watch this space for updates on the workshops, workshop presenters and topics.
This symposium will be of interest to Indigenous researchers and students; practitioner/researchers, clinicians, Government and NGO sectors, youth workers, school teachers, social workers, community advocates and anyone with an interest in preventing indigenous suicide and elevating indigenous mental health and well-being.
|8:30am||Mihi Whakatau: Mana Whenua|
|9am||Opening of the Symposium: Associate Professor Bridget Robson, Mrs Arawhetu Gray, Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho |
Opening Keynote Address: Global Vision, Local Action – The Tūramarama Declaration (Chair, Dr Simon Bennett)
Keynote: Māori me Kuki Airini Māori: An Ancient and Tapū Relationship: The Story of the Takitimu Waka (Chair, Whaea Raiha Gray, Kuia, Kāhui Āriki, Waikato/Tainui)
|10.45am||Keynotes: Colonising Discourses, Decolonising Imperatives (Chair Veronica Tāwhai) |
Kaumātua Moana Jackson (tbc)
|11.15am||Main Theatre: Māori Suicide Prevention and Well-being Research Showcase (Chair, tbc) |
Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho – evidential review for Māori suicide prevention
|2.00pm||Keynote: Educating Pasifika Youth |
Associate Professor Hon Luamanuvao Winnie Laban QSO
|2.30pm||Pacific Research Showcase (chair, tbc) |
Dr Monique Faleafa – Evidential review for Pasifika Suicide Prevention
Dr Denise Kingi-'Ulu'ave – Clinical Research evidence in Pasifika communities
Dr Everdina Fuli – Mana Enhancing Research Collaborations tbc
Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath – Mana Enhancing Research Collaborations tbc
Dr Siali Foliaki, - Evidence Based Crisis Mental Health Services for Pasifika mental health (tbc)
|4:30pm||Keynote: Evidenced based Indigenous Measures of Well-being (tbc) – Local and global indigenous wellbeing research measures |
Professor Malcolm King, & Dr Alexandra King
|6.30pm||Evening Keynote: Improving mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: Sharing the Evidence of Effective Interventions |
Professor Pat Dudgeon
Draft timetable - Day 2
|8:30am||Karakia and Registration for day 2|
Opening of day 2: Whaea Raiha Gray and Whaea Moe Milne, QSM
Summary of Day 1: Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho
Opening Keynote: Tōku Māpihi Maurea - Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga as a strategy for Māori suicide prevention
Keynote: Rethinking Mental Health Services for American Indian Communities: Postcolonial Perspectives and Possibilities
North American Research Showcase (chair tbc)
Keynote: The Role of Transcultural Psychiatry in Indigenous Suicide Prevention Globally
Keynote: A Māori intervention for working with Māori children and youth with traumatic brain injury
|4:30pm||Evaluation/Summary of Symposium/Where to from Here |
|5.30pm||Certificates of Participation |
Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho - University of Otago, Wellington. See Keri's PhD here.
- Professor Sir Mason Durie KNZM FRSNZ FRANZCP
- Professor Pat Dudgeon, BAppSc. GDip (Psych). PhD. FAPS
- Hon. Queen Pā Ūpokotini Āriki, OBE; Rarotonga
- Māmā Rosie Blake, Cook Islands Consulate
- Kaumātua Moana Jackson – Internationally Acclaimed Indigenous Rights Lawyer
- Associate Professor Hon Luamanuvao Winnie Laban QSO, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika), Victoria University of Wellington
- Professor Malcolm King PhD, FCCP & Dr Alexandra King, MD, FRCPC, Canada
- Whaea Moe Milne - QSM, RNPsych. BTchng
- Professor Joseph Gone - PhD, Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies)
- Professor Laurence Kirmayer - MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC
- Professor Hinemoa Elder – MD, FRCPC
$600 early bird, $800 after 20 December 2017.
A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.