[SydPhil] Symposium on Mental Health and the Experience of Seeking Asylum, 14th February, UNDA

Robert Anderson robert.anderson at nd.edu.au
Thu Feb 6 16:21:58 AEDT 2014

Symposium Announcement: Crossing Borders: Mental Health and the  Experience of Seeking Asylum, Friday, 14th of February

        The Centre for Faith, Ethics and Society  at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

         The Symposium will explore the mental-health issues associated with the process of seeking asylum and consider ways in which Australians might respond compassionately and reasonably to the plight of Australia’s asylum seekers.

       It promises to be a stimulating day with contributions from dynamic and inspiring speakers, including:

·         Barrister and human rights advocate Gillian Triggs (President of the Australian Human Rights Commission)

·         Mental-health expert Beverley Raphael (Professor of Population Mental Health and Disasters at UWS)

·         Scientist and clinician Suresh Sundram (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health)

·         Acclaimed novelist Arnold Zable (University of Melbourne)

·         Post-traumatic stress specialist Richard Bryant (Director of the Traumatic Stress Clinic at Westmead Millennium Institute)

·         Najeeba Wazefadost, a young Afghan refugee who came to  Australia by boat with her family in 2000.

 *  Seats are still available and can be reserved/purchased by contacting Sydney.cfes at nd.edu.au   or calling Elle Glynn  on (02) 8204 4240, or  clicking this link:


     Please note: The early bird rate for conference attendance closes  Friday 7th of February

     A flyer for the symposium can be found here:  http://www.nd.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/121405/Crossing-Borders-.pdf

     Professor Sandra Lynch,
           The Centre for Faith, Ethics and Society  at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

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