Unique mental health challenges faced by those living in rural South Australia are often overlooked. As such, this year the Barton Pope Lecture is travelling to the Riverland-Loxton and using the hybrid event, both face to face and webinar, to highlight those issues. This will be the first time the lecture has been presented outside of metropolitan Adelaide since its inception in 1959.
The South Australia Branch invites members from around Australia and New Zealand to attend the 2021 Barton Pope Lecture, to be held on Monday 11 October 2021 at 7 pm ACDT at the Loxton High School Theatre.
Registration is essential if you wish to attend virtually as a Zoom link will be sent to all online registered members just prior to the live event. A recording will be made available after the event for those who cannot attend.
This year the lecture will be given by Dr Ken Fielke OAM who was born and raised in the Riverland. He was the first Clinical Director of Mental Health for Country Health South Australia, and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the communities of rural and remote South Australia. Ken will be discussing the current state of mental health services in rural South Australia, what they will look like in the future, how we are all shaping that future and how to have ‘mental health for all’.
If you are able to and wish to attend in person, please register (there is no fee for this event) by visiting the South Australia Branch page.