Activating Hope builds upon the lived experience of people who have been through suicidal struggles to help others and prevent future suicidal behaviour.
Activating Hope, is a rapid-implementation approach to expanding and integrating the value of lived experience of suicide within organisations, systems, and communities. This innovative and change-making two-day workshop will be led by international thought leader Eduardo Vega and will assist organisations/communities in their goals for a) including, b) expanding and c) integrating lived experience in their organisations and communities.
During the course of the workshop attendees will:
- be introduced to key concepts, facilitate dialogue and problem-solving among teams and leaderships related to lived experience,
- gain understanding of baseline and outcome research in select domains related to lived experience integration,
- receive expert support to related leaders, staff, volunteers and community members in exploring disclosure and related opportunities,
- implement a structured process for self-evaluation, strategic goal-setting and action steps in the areas of programs, practices and policies,
- be exposed to the development/adjustment or change of organisational programs, policies and practices as related to the above, including culture change initiatives,
- build a related fund of knowledge and resources for progress in the field, foster lived experience leadership, and co-learning.
This interactive workshop is designed purely to give reality to the aspiration of both organisations and those with lived experience to bring about change in how services are developed and delivered with the active involvement of the lived-experience community. Not only does this build on Government focus on building stronger, more resilient communities to support those experiencing mental health challenges, but it will recognise the incredible value that those with lived experience can bring to this work.
Wanting to attend this workshop but struggling with the cost?
The Mental Health Foundation and GROW invite scholarship applications from individuals with ‘lived experience of mental distress' or those who identify as Māori, Pacific, LGBTQ+ who are working within mental health, education, justice or social service settings.
Please email email@example.com with why you are seeking a scholarship, and include a contact number in your email. Important - in your email subject please include the date & location of the workshop you are interested in.
Scholarships are limited to 50% of the workshop fees only.
Two Day Workshop - Monday, 29 & Tuesday, 30 July 2019
16 Kemp St, Kilbirnie
For a discounted rate of $149.50 on accommodation, fill out the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops run 9.00am - 3.30pm, with Registration and Welcome tea & coffee from 8.30am.
Price & Registration:
Two Day Workshop
Govt. Agencies and Corporates: $350 + GST
Not-for-Profits: $300 + GST
Lived-Experience or Unemployed: $250 + GST
If you are sending 5 or more delegates email us to get a discounted rate.
Payment online is by VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 06 878 3456 or email: email@example.com
What happens if you have to cancel?
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 per attendee plus GST service charge
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment.
Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing (email). You will be sent the event's materials upon request.
Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
For more information see our full Terms of Trade.
Morning tea and lunch are included.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. In an effort to keep the price as low as possible, other special dietary requirements are unable to be catered for. You are however welcome to bring your own snacks and lunch.
Post-Event Takeaway Reference Material
In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be distributed in hard copy but will instead be available via a weblink to be advised via email following the conference.
Commitment to Access and Equity
We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact our team at 06 878 3456 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.