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No More Harm National Conference

Bullying | Harassment | Discrimination

anzmh_largeHosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, the No More Harm National Conference focuses on behaviour that causes harm and examines solutions, preventive measures and responses to bullying, harassing and discriminating behaviour.

The newly branded event is an expanded  No 2 Bullying Conference, and is now in it’s 5th year. The committee wanted to re-focus attention on the key principles and best practise for creating ongoing generational change towards bullying, harassment and discrimination.

What are the challenges and solutions in a range of contexts such as schools, families, workplaces and cyberspace.  What protections can offered under the existing laws.

So help make a difference and join in the discussion, the program will have over 50 presenters.

Delegates have access to the podcasts and book of proceedings after the conference included in registration.

In 2017 the conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane on the 26th and 27th of June.

Encompassing bullying, harassing and discriminating behaviour solutions the topics to be addressed at the conference include:

  • Transitioning: issues surrounding key transition periods within our lives – as we move into school; into university; and into the workplace
  • Parent Enablement: providing strategies and actions to support parents and the role of parenting
  • Leadership: addresses the abuse by those in leadership positions within specific workplace sectors. Also encompasses the aspects of positive leadership
  • Best Practice: showcasing best practice preventative standards, policies and programs in schools, institutions and workplaces
  • Diversity and Difference: embracing diversity and incorporating difference – case studies, policies and practices within schools, workplaces, institutions, community and business groups
  • Wellbeing and Prevention: focusing on positive action in specific areas eg co-creating programs and platforms with young people for young people; cyberbullying; cyber-racism; cyber-sexism

Confirmed Featured Speakers

  • Dr Naomi Priest – Fellow, Centre for Social Research and Methods, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Matthew Sanders, Director and Professor of Clinical Psychology, Parenting and Family Support Centre, The University of Queensland
  • Dr Skye Saunders, Acting Director and Senior Lecturer – ANU Legal Workshop, Australian National University
  • Cheryl Vardon – Principal Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission
  • Jennifer Whelan – Founder and Director, Psynapse Psychometrics

Invited Featured Speakers

  • Ms Michelle Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Work Australia
  • Ms Julie Inman Grant, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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Addressing Broader Aspects

This conference follows on from four years of the very successful No 2 Bullying Conference and broader aspects that need to be addressed as outlined in the 2016 presentations of the Keynote Speakers.

  • Protecting Children from Cyberbullying: new legislation, current trends and the latest on online safety education
    Alistair MacGibbon, Childrens e-Safety Commissioner
  • Digital Resilience: co-designing with young people
    Associate Professor Jane Burns Founder and CEO, Young and Well CRC
  • Calling Behaviours for What They Are: how recognising that sexist jokes and sexual banter in the workplace is no laughing matter
    Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius VEOHRC Review, Response, Partnership and Innovation, Victoria Police
  • Tackling Abuse in the Australian Defence Force
    Robert Cornall AO Chair, Defence Abuse Response Taskforce
  • What is really happening in our schools and where to from here?
    Rob Nairn Executive Director, Australian Secondary Principals Association
  • 7 Mindfulness Methods for Breaking Away from Workplace Bullying
    Dr Sophie Henshaw Clinical Psychologist, Henshaw Consulting
  • Resolving disputes in the Fair Work Commission
    Deputy President Ingrid Asbury Fair Work Commission
  • From Frameworks to Practice – addressing cyberbullying in Queensland Independent Schools
    Jacky Dawson Education Services Officer (Student Services), Independent Schools Queensland
  • Bullying or Banter? Abuse in Sport
    Keith Parry Lecturer, Hospitality, Marketing and Sport, Western Sydney University

The Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association and the 2016 No 2 Bullying Conference Committee would like to thank all the Keynote Speakers for their thought provoking presentations.

Program Committee

  • Oscar Yildiz JP, CEO, Bully Zero Australia Foundation. Program Co-Chair
  • Dr Skye Saunders, Director, ANU Legal Workshop, Australian National University. Program Co-Chair
  • Dr Margaret Anne Carter, Senior Lecturer, James Cook University
  • Roberto Garcia, Senior Manager EY, Safety Culture and Wellbeing Strategy Specialist
  • Dr Ken Rigby, Adjunct Professor, School of Education, University of South Australia
  • Maree Stanley, Manager, Maree Stanley Consulting
  • Margaret Thorsborne, Managing Director, Margaret Thorsborne and Associates

Benefits of Attending

2017 Program includes:

  • Keynote Presentations from sector Leaders and Influencers
  • Up to 50 speakers over four concurrent streams
  • Poster presentations
  • Exhibitor and sponsor display from sector specialists
  • Meals for the duration of the conference
  • Welcome Reception
  • STAAR Awards Presentation
  • Personal access to the Presenter Podcasts post conference
  • An online copy of the Book of Proceedings

Network with like-minded delegates

  • Social & Youth Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • General Practitioners
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Local / State Government
  • Academics and Researchers
  • Principals / Teachers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Workplace Consultants
  • Education Services Advisors
  • Counsellors / Therapists
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Mental Health Workers

Important Dates

  • Abstracts open: 6 October 2016
  • Abstracts close: 13 March 2017
  • Notification to Presenters: 27 March 2017
  • Presenter Acceptances Due: 7 April 2017
  • Draft Program available: 10 April 2017
  • Presenter registration due: 12 May 2017
  • Full Papers for Peer Review: 19 May 2017
  • Early Bird Registrations Close: 19 May 2017
  • Full Papers for Non-Peer Review: 16 June 2017

Scholarship Applications - OPEN

Conference Highlight

STAAR2017 STAAR AWARDS – Strategy To Action Awards Recognition

Following the successful launch in 2016, the STAAR Awards are once again a key feature recognising outstanding achievement in prevention and management approaches to behaviour that causes harm. The three award categories are:

  • Stop School Bullying Award
  • Healthier Workplace Award
  • Cyber Smart Award

This is your opportunity to showcase to the sector strategies and actions that you have undertaken within your school, workplace or community.

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Venue - Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane