This is a partner event with PEAK15 Health Tech Meetup.
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This is the first in a series of events and programs under our soon to be announced “SiliconCare” project. SiliconCare is all about looking after the health and wellbeing of Silicon Beachers (particularly mental health). We know how hard it is founding (and even working in) a high growth tech startup. That is why we are launching SiliconCare.
Keep an eye on SiliconNews (https://medium.com/siliconnews) for more information on SiliconCare.
Our Mental Health meetup is loaded up with a wealth of content, experience, lessons, tech and research…
6.00 PM – Registration / Networking
6.45 PM – Intro / Welcome
7.00 PM – Tom Bentley, Principal Adviser to the Vice Chancellor, RMIT
7.05 PM – 7.35 PM – Presentations
• Dr Simon D’Alfonso – Reinventing mental health services through science and technology: AI + Mental Health
• Mairead Dunn – The Quest to be “mentally healthy” while pursuing success
• Dr Cameron Duff – Managing Mental Health in Innovation Cultures
7.35 PM – Open Mic / Q&A
8.15 PM – CLOSE
Managing Mental Health in Innovation Cultures
– innovation and start up cultures are renowned for their dynamism and pace, but also for high pressure, stress and burn out. How are these pressures being discussed, managed, made sense of?
– What forms of social support exist in start up cultures for people experiencing mental health problems? What forms of support could be developed?
How is social media penetration in start up cultures transforming issues of disclosure and self-management for people experiencing mental health problems? What opportunities and risks do social media present?
Dr Cameron Duff is Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for People, Organisation and Work at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Duff’s research explores the role of social innovation in responding to complex health and social problems in urban settings. Duff has explored these themes in qualitative studies of precarious urban lives, housing insecurity, addiction and mental illness in Australia and Canada. Duff’s first book, Assemblages of Health: Deleuze’s Empiricism and the Ethology of Life, was recently published by Springer.
The Quest to be “mentally healthy” while pursuing success
How you can be more proactive in you quest to be ‘mentally healthy’ while pursuing success in all aspects of your lives.
Mairead Dunn, After 10 years working in a variety of roles as a Palliative Care Nurse in Ireland and Melbourne, Mairead thought she had hit the jackpot landing her dream job as the Palliative Care Nurse Consultant in one of the biggest hospitals in Melbourne. What she didn’t realise was her habit of ‘working hard’ was pushing her further and further away from what she actually really wanted to be doing.
After previously experiencing burnout Mairead could see that something wasn’t right. She knew of the importance of the mind and mindset when it came to life, fulfilment and success but couldn’t quite figure out what to do about it. So she went looking!
She is a Certified Mindset Development Consultant and Mentor using the same material that changed her life she now works with clients around the world mentoring them to create the Mindset for Success while providing support every step of the way. She really looks forward to sharing her personal story and some empowering knowledge with you.
Comic Relief = A.I. + Mental Health
eOrygen: Reinventing mental health services through science and technology
Innovating mental health. Supplementing and complementing traditional services.
Dr Simon D’Alfonso is a research fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. His work is in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and ePsychology. He is also affiliated with the Orygen youth mental health centre, being a member of its eMental Health team eOrygen and lead programmer of the Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST) system.