Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Nurses Seminar

October 13, 2023 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
October 13, 2023 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Location: Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
CPD Hours: 6
Cost: Members $75, Non-Members $150, lunch and refreshments provided

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: Seminar now being held at Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills.

On-site parking is available at a cost of $30 for the day. Attendees need to get their parking ticket validated at Reception and mention the NSWNMA Seminar to get this rate.

Rydges Sydney Central is also a short 5 minute walk from Central Station and is easily accessible via other public transport options.

Hear from a range of speakers, network with colleagues, from residential, community & hospital areas, across mental health and D&A sectors.


  • Keynote: The Hon Emily Suvaal, MLC – Consumer, Registered Nurse, Unionist, Legislator
  • Keynote: Richard Lakeman, Empathy Masterclass – Responding therapeutically to people who express disturbing beliefs (more information on the masterclass below);
  • The role of nurses and midwives in supporting family resilience and child mental health;
  • Co-morbidity complexities for mental health and drug & alcohol nurses;
  • Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

More Information: Join Richard Lakeman a mental health nurse, psychotherapist, and associate professor (at Southern Cross University) for his Advanced Empathy workshop. In this workshop Richard will introduce the concept of empathy and allow participants to practice skills that will assist in maintaining a therapeutic alliance with a range of patients and clients. Richards extensive clinical experience in acute mental health makes him a highly regarded speaker on complex mental health needs and how health professionals can improve their understanding of empathy and communication.

Please read the NSWNMA Education Cancellation, Refund and Catering Policy prior to registering for this seminar.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

A CPD Certificate will be provided to attendees at the end of the seminar.

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