Presentations

Community presentation sessions

We can offer a number of community information sessions on a range of health, wellbeing or safety topics.  Our presenters are trained agrihealth professionals who understand the challenges of living and working on the land.  We will work with you to determine the most appropriate topics to suit your needs.

We can also provide take home resources such as the Managing Stress on the Farm, Managing Health on the Farm or Managing Safety on the farm booklets.

Important information

If you would like more information any of our programs or to discuss your interest in having us attend your next community event, please contact:

Cecilia Fitzgerald
Business Development & Industry Engagemet Manager
03 5551 8533

Past presentations

Presentations 2019

Health & Lifestyle Assessments: Susan Brumby
Centurion University, India
January 2019

Understanding and responding to suicide risk in rural farming communities
Invited Keynote Speaker: Alison Kennedy
University of Kentucky – Public Health HDR students and Faculty
University of Kentucky – Undergraduate students at the College of Social Work
January 2019

Understanding and responding to suicide risk in rural farming communities
Invited Keynote Speaker: Alison Kennedy
University of Kentucky – Public Health HDR students and Faculty
January 2019

Farmer Wellbeing in agriculture and managing stress
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Mallee Sustainable Farming Research Updates, Waikeri SA
February 2019

Farmer Wellbeing in agriculture and managing stress
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Mallee Sustainable Farming Research Updates, Murrayville, VIC
February 2019

Farmer Wellbeing in agriculture and managing stress
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Mallee Sustainable Farming Research Updates, Manangatang, VIC
February 2019

Sustaining the farm Family business: Your health is non-negotiable. Critical self help strategies for farming families
Invited Keynote Speaker: Susan Brumby
GRDC Business Updates, Moora, WA
February 2019

Sustaining the farm Family business: Your health is non-negotiable. Critical self help strategies for farming families
Invited Keynote Speaker: Susan Brumby
GRDC Business Updates, Lake Grace, WA
February 2019

Sustaining the farm Family business: Your health is non-negotiable. Critical self help strategies for farming families
Invited Keynote Speaker: Susan Brumby
GRDC Business Updates, Tambellup, WA
February 2019

Look over the farm gate: Mental Health Training
Workshop: Alison Kennedy
Victorian Farms Federation, Hamilton, VIC
February 2019

Look over the farm gate: Mental Health Training
Workshop: Alison Kennedy
Victorian Farms Federation, Cobden, VIC
February 2019

Making a Difference to Farmers’ Lives
Community presentation: Tam Phillips
Wimmera Field Days, Longerenong, VIC
March 2019

Bendigo Community Bank – Men’s Night
Community presentation: Jacquie Cotton
Willaura, VIC
March 2019

Bendigo Community Bank – Men’s Night
Community presentation: Dr Richard Lunz
Lake Bolac, VIC
March 2019

Country Women’s Association Luncheon
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Toorak, VIC
March 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Jeanne Van De Geest Dekker
Agriculture Victoria, Woodside, VIC
March 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Jeanne Van De Geest Dekker
Agriculture Victoria, Briagalong, VIC
March 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Jeanne Van De Geest Dekker
Agriculture Victoria, Meerlieu, VIC
March 2019

Resilience of Rural Communities
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
RICH Forum Resilience, National, Online
March 2019

Sustaining farm families from Victoria, Australia to Alberta, Canada.
Conference presentation: Susan Brumby
NRHA Conference, Hobart, TAS
March 2019

NCFH services and mental health issues for young farmers
Invited Keynote Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Young Farmers Advisory Committee, Melbourne, VIC
March 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Carolyn Alkamade
Agriculture Victoria, Swifts Creek, VIC
April 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Carolyn Alkamade
Agriculture Victoria, Buchan, VIC
April 2019

SFF – from Australia to Alberta Canada
Conference presentation: Susan Brumby
International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) Conference, Rotorua, NZ
April 2019

ifarmwell – growing farmers’ wellbeing
Conference presentation: Susan Brumby
International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) Conference, Rotorua, NZ
April 2019

The Ripple Effect
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) Conference, Rotorua, NZ
April 2019

Managing People in Stressful Situations workshop
Workshop: Alison Kennedy
Rural Bank Farmer Health Week, Wagga Wagga, NSW
April 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Warracknabeal Mens’ Probus Club, Warracknabeal, VIC
April 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Jersey Australia Awards night, Warrnambool, VIC
May 2019

A year at the NCFH
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
CWA State Conference, Williamstown, VIC
May 2019

Use of digital storytelling in suicide prevention
Invited Keynote Speaker: Alison Kennedy
NECRW Practice-based suicide prevention targeting men and women in farming operations, Adelaide, SA
May 2019

Look Over the Farm Gate
Invited Keynote Speaker: Alison Kennedy
NECRW Practice-based suicide prevention targeting men and women in farming operations, Adelaide, SA
May 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Darling Downs Health, Kingaroy, QLD
June 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Darling Downs Health, Millerman, QLD
June 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Darling Downs Health, Warwick, QLD
June 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Darling Downs Health, Gooniwindi, QLD
June 2019

Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health Systems
Expert Witness: Alison Kennedy
Maryborough, VIC
July 2019

Improving the Health Of Agricultural Communities
Community presentation: Tam Phillips
Western Victoria PHN – Wimmera Branch, Horsham, VIC
July 2019

Farmer Health
Community presentation: Susan Brumby
Country Labor Forum, Hamilton, VIC
September 2019

Agricultural Haelth and Medicine
Conference presentation: Jessie Adams
CRANAplus Conference, Lovedale, NSW
September 2019

Ladies Lets Talk
Panel: Alison Kennedy
Womens’ Health Week, Hamilton, VIC
September 2019

Farmer Health
Invited Keynote Speaker: Tam Phillips
South West PHN, Horsham, VIC
September 2019

The Ripple Effect – Changing the landscape of suicide stigma in farming communities
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
International Association of Suicide Prevention World Congress, Derry, Northern Ireland
September 2019

AgSPACE: Agricultural Suicide Prevention through Analysis of Coronial Evidence
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
International Association of Suicide Prevention World Congress, Derry, Northern Ireland
September 2019

Improving understanding of farmer suicide using the United States National Violent Deaths Reporting System, 2003-2016
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
International Association of Suicide Prevention World Congress, Derry, Northern Ireland
September 2019

The use of digital storytelling as a means of communicating and learning from lived experience
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
International Association of Suicide Prevention World Congress, Derry, Northern Ireland
September 2019

Improving the Health Of Agricultural Communities – AgriSafe Program
Invited Keynote Speaker: Tam Phillips
WDHS Medical Practitioner Inservice, Hamilton, VIC
October 2019

Rural Women’s stories through digital storytelling
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Rural Women’s Day, Dunkeld, Vic
October 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Trish Heinrich
Look Over the Farm Gate Movie Screening, Charlton, VIC
November 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Jeanne Dekker
Look Over the Farm Gate Movie Screening, Bairnsdale, VIC
November 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Jeanne Dekker
Look Over the Farm Gate Movie Screening, Sale, VIC
November 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Look Over the Farm Gate Movie Screening, Mildura, VIC
November 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Trish Heinrich
Look Over the Farm Gate Movie Screening, Swan Hill, VIC
November 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Olivia Pronk
Look Over the Farm Gate Movie Screening, Yarrawonga, VIC
December 2019

Navigating Tough Times
Community presentation: Olivia Pronk
Look Over the Farm Gate Movie Screening, Shepparton, VIC
December 2019

Presentations 2018

‘The Ripple Effect of farmer wellbeing’
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Victorian Mountain Cattlemen’s Association Get Together, Omeo VIC
January 2018

Sustainable Farm Families introduction
Community presentation: Tracey Hatherell
Best Wool Best Lamb Hamilton meeting, Tahara VIC
February 2018

From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
Thriving Women Conference, Hahndorf SA
February 2018

Bright Futures’ Stakeholder Workshop
Research workshop / Presentation: Alison Kennedy
Bright Futures’, Melbourne VIC
March 2018

From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy, Molly McNamara
Women on Farms Gathering 2018, Rosebud VIC
March 2018

Managing Stress on the Farm
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Look Over the Farm Gate Community Event, Maldon VIC
March 2018

Managing Stress
Community presentation: Tristan Brumby Rendell
Geelong P & A Society AGM, Geelong VIC
March 2018

Bright Futures’ Youth Workshop Bright Futures’
Research workshop/ Presentation: Alison Kennedy
Youth Workshop, Camperdown VIC
March 2018

Making a Difference to Farmers’ Lives
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton
Victorian Mens Shed Association Luncheon Hamilton VIC
March 2018

Tatyoon Post Frost recovery
Community presentation: Tam Phillips
Tatyoon VIC
March 2018

What farmers want: an exploration of Australian farmers’ online health and wellbeing intervention preferences 2018
Alison S. Barrett, Dr Kate M. Fennell, A/Prof James Dollman, Dr Andrew D. Vincent,
Professor Susan Brumby, Dr Camille E. Short, Nathan Harrison and Professor Deborah Turnbull
World Rural Health Conference, Delhi India.
April 2018

Making a Difference to Farmers’ Lives
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
CWA Evening, Dunkeld VIC
May 2018

Making a Difference to Farmers’ Lives
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Jacquie Cotton
CWA – North East VIC
May 2018

From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Molly McNamara
CWA – State Conference, Williamstown VIC
May 2018

Birchip Cropping Group Community Network
Guest speaker: Jacquie Cotton
Birchip VIC
June 2018

AFI Conference
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Sydney NSW
June 2018

The Ripple Effect
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy, Susan Brumby
Presentation to Faculty of Department of Medical Psychology, Hamburg Germany
June 2018

ISASH Conference Across the globe: a comparison of clinical risk factors of farmers in Victoria, Australia and Alberta, Canada
Conference presentation: Tracey Hatherell
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
June 2018

CROP HARVEST (Habits, Attitudes, Resources, Viability, Education, Skills, Thinking): evaluating farmer attitudes and behaviours
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
ISASH Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA
June 2018

In field Personalised Cholinesterase Assessment Project – A foundation for identification & informed intervention
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
ISASH Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA
June 2018

Farmer Discussion Group – Stress
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Korumburr VIC
July 2018

VFF Meeting – Stress
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Leongatha VIC
July 2018

ORM/GRDC Presentation Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Birchip VIC
July 2018

Nareen Healthy Farmers – Stress
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Nareen VIC
July 2018

Suicide Prevention Australia LIFE Awards – Acceptance of Emerging Research Award
Recipient: Alison Kennedy
Suicide Prevention Australia LIFE Awards, Adelaide SA
July 2018

Australian Fodder Industry Association – Fatigue
Conference presentation: Tristan Brumby Rendell
Adelaide SA
July 2018

Understanding Chemical Exposure and Sustainable Farm families overview
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton
South West Prime Lamb Group, Hamilton VIC
July 2018

Chemical exposure in Australian Farmers
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton
Bayer Animal Health – Sheep Dippers forum, Sydney NSW
July 2018

Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Amelia Cotrell
GRDC Farm Business Update, Wagga Wagga NSW
August 2018

Managing Stress on the Farm
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Australian Potato Growers Conference, Melbourne VIC
August 2018

Australian Potato Growers Conference
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton
Melbourne VIC
August 2018

Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
GRDC Farm Business Update, Adelaide SA
August 2018

Making a difference to Farmers Lives
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker Jacquie Cotton
CWA – East Wimmera Conference, Birchip VIC
August 2018

Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
GRDC Farm Business Update, Launceston TAS
August 2018

The Ripple Effect: Findings and next steps
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Loddon Healthy Minds Suicide Prevention Forum, Inglewood VIC
August 2018

From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Elders Women in Ag Day, Hamilton VIC
September 2018

Agrichemical exposure in Victorian farmers – Monitoring, measuring and making a difference
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
NCFH Conference, Hamilton VIC
September 2018

Beyond the Fenceline: Health, Wellbeing and Safety of Farming Communities
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
NCFH Conference, Hamilton VIC
September 2018

From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
NCFH Conference, Hamilton VIC
September 2018

The Ripple Effect goal setting
Conference presentation Alison Kennedy
NCFH Conference, Hamilton VIC
September 2018

From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
Western Alliance Symposium, Hamilton VIC
September 2018

Making a difference to Farmers’ Lives
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton
Australian Medical Students Association – Rural Health Summit, Albury NSW
September 2018

Beyond the Fenceline: Health, Wellbeing and Safety of Farming Communities
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
FarmSafe Conference, Townsville QLD
October 2018

In Field Personalised Cholinesterase Assessment Project – a foundation for identification and informed intervention
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
FarmSafe Conference, Townsville QLD
October 2018

A broader understanding of farmer health, wellbeing and safety
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
School of Medicine Day, Waurn Ponds VIC
October 2018

Farmer mental health/NCFH resources presentation
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Rural Financial Counselling Service Conference, Melbourne VIC
October 2018

Farmer Health
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
West Wimmera Health AGM, Nhill VIC
November 2018

Mental Health Breakfast
Panel: Lauren McDonald
Rural Financial Counselling Service, Traralgon VIC
November 2018

NCFH Overview
Community presentation: Jacquie Cotton
CWA Henty 90th birthday celebrations, Dunkeld VIC
November 2018

Suicide Prevention
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Faculty Presentation Griffith University, Brisbane QLD
November 2018

Presentations 2017

HMF701 Civic Reception
Community presentation: Susan Brumby
Agricultural Health and Medicine course, Hamilton VIC
February 2017

National Centre for Farmer Health – Making a Difference to Farmers lives
Invited Keynote: Jacquie Cotton
Burswood CWA Luncheon
March 2017

Dunnolly Farm Families Morning Tea
Invited Keynote: Alison Kennedy
Maryborough District Health Service, Maryborough VIC
March 2017

The Ripple Effect
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Alex Robinson
Coleraine Football Club, Coleraine VIC
March 2017

The Ripple Effect
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Molly McNamara, Alex Robinson
Terang-Mortlake Football Club, Terang VIC
March 2017

Understanding Agrichemical Exposure – your results & beyond
Presentation: Jacquie Cotton, Tam Phillips
PCAP Symposium, Hamilton VIC
March 2017

Understanding Agrichemical Exposure – your results & beyond
Research workshop / Presentation: Jacquie Cotton, Tam Phillips
PCAP Symposium, Hamilton VIC
March 2017

Food and fibre for us, workplace injury for them – a public health challenge
Conference presentation: Susan Brumby
15th World Congress of Public Health Conference, Melbourne VIC
April 2017

Public health, cardiovascular and diabetes among Australian farmers
Conference presentation: Susan Brumby
15th World Congress of Public Health Conference Public Health, Melbourne VIC
April 2017

Agricultural Health & Medicine Education – Engaging rural professionals to make a difference to farmer’s lives
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
15th World Congress of Public Health Conference Agricultural Health & Medicine education, Melbourne VIC
April 2017

Pain Revolution – Public Information Session
Community presentation: Alex Robinson
Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool VIC
April 2017

Wellbeing information session
Community presentation: Alex Robinson
Penshurst Community Health Night, Penshurst VIC
April 2017

Sustaining farm families from Australia to Alberta: a model that works
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
National Rural Health Conference, Cairns QLD
April 2017

Farmer Health and Wellbeing Info Session
Community presentation: Alex Robinson, Alison Kennedy
Terang-Mortlake Football Netball Club, Terang VIC
May 2017

Taking care of farmers’ health, Aussie style
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Teagsac, Ireland
May 2017

Ripple Effect and Honours Research recruitment
Community presentation: Alex Robinson
Coleraine Football Club, Coleraine VIC
June 2017

HRBA NCFH: HRBA Post Fundraising Ball
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alex Robinson
Hamilton VIC
June 2017

Making a difference to farmers lives – Q fever, Quad bikes, Chemicals, Wellbeing
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton
VFF Farmer Forum, Hamilton VIC
July 2017

The Ripple Effect: Inspiring suicide stigma reduction across rural Australia
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Rural Remote Social Work Conference, Albury NSW
July 2017

NCFH
Community presentation: Susan Brumby
Great South West Coast Partnership, Warrnambool VIC
August 2017

The Ripple Effect
NSW Farmers Mental Health Network Teleconference
Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
August 2017

The Ripple Effect and GCAHM
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton, Alison Kennedy
SWH Community Mental Health Services, Hamilton Community Mental Health VIC
August 2017

Engaging women to build wellbeing in rural farming communities
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
CWA conference – Henty Group, Heywood VIC
August 2017

The Ripple Effect
Panel: Alison Kennedy
International Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast QLD
August 2017

The Ripple Effect
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
ACRE art and mental health conference, Swan Hill VIC
September 2017

Informa Conference: Safety In Action Living Longer on the Land
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Informa Conference, Melbourne VIC
September 2017

Western Alliance Symposium
Conference presentation: Sienna Russell-Green
Geelong VIC
September 2017

Horsham East Ag Group Meeting and Info Session
Community presentation: Tracey Hatherell
Taylors Lake VIC
September 2017

The Ripple Effect
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Knox Grammar, Sydney NSW
September 2017

The Ripple Effect
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Together Against Stigma Conference, Copenhagen
September 2017

NZOHN Farming Fit – Occupational Health in Primary Industries
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
New Zealand
September 2017

ANZSOM Sustainable Farm Families – The Future of your Business
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
New Zealand
September 2017

Great South Coast Regional Assembly
Community presentation: Jacquie Cotton, Alison Kennedy
Portland VIC
October 2017

Willaura Loins Club – Farm Safety Day
Guest Speaker: Alex Robinson
Willaura Loins Club, Willaura VIC
October 2017

Poster presentations – PCAP and Ripple Effect
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton, Alison Kennedy
Deakin University Planning Day Research, Waurn Ponds VIC
October 2017

Education in OSH, emerging trends and unmet needs
Conference presentation: Susan Brumby
ICOH Conference, Zagreb Croatia
October 2017

EU COST Action: CA16123 – Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture Management
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Committee meeting II, Croatia
October 2017

Smeaton-Creswick Bestwool/Bestlamb Group
Guest Speaker: Alex Robinson
Creswick VIC
December 2017

‘The Ripple Effect of farmer wellbeing’
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Victorian Mountain Cattlemen’s Association, Omeo VIC
December 2017

Smeaton-Creswick Bestwool/Bestlamb Group
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alex Robinson
Smeaton-Creswick Bestwool/bestlamb Group, Creswick VIC
December 2017

Presentations 2016

Health and wellbeing in rural farming communities
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Burgess Rural, Thomastown VIC
February 2016

Sustainable Farm Families
Invited speaker: Susan Brumby
Vic Health Workplace Mental Health Collaboration, Melbourne VIC
March 2016

Making Every Woman Count
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Women on Farms Gathering, Hopetoun VIC
March 2016

Health, wellbeing and safety of farming communities in a changing climate
Invited Speaker and Panelist
ANMF Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference, Melbourne VIC
April 2016

Protecting what matters
Invited Panel Member: Susan Brumby
Australian Industry Dairy Council, Melbourne VIC
April 2016

Health, Safety and wellbeing of farming communities in a changing climate
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference, Melbourne VIC
April 2016

Health, Safety and wellbeing of farming communities in a changing climate
Panel: Susan Brumby
Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference, Melbourne VIC
April 2016

Farming Fantasies – Rural Realities Farm Family Health & Stress Management
Community presentation: Tam Phillips
Dunkeld VIC
May 2016

Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming families
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
WestVic Dairy Service Provider Breakfast – Tactics for Tight Times, Warrnambool VIC
May 2016

ISASH Conference
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Lexington, Kentucky USA
June 2016

ISASH Conference – Farmer Health and Wellbeing
Panel: Susan Brumby
Lexington, Kentucky USA
June 2016

Farmer Health and Wellbeing – Tactics for Tight Times
Community presentation: Susan Brumby
Camperdown VIC
June 2016

Farmer Health and Wellbeing
Community presentation: Tristan Brumby- Rendell
Koroit/ Cobden Dairy Day, Cobden VIC
June 2016

National Centre for Farmer Health Inservice – Developing collaboration
Community presentation: Tam Phillips
Heywood Rural Health, Heywood VIC
June 2016

Looking after your #1 Farming Asset
Community presentation: Tam Phillips
Mellow in the Yellow – Live Rural, Tatyoon VIC
June 2016

Narrating the lived experience of suicide: reducing stigma though digital storytelling
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy, Susan Brumby
SPA Conference, Canberra ACT
July 2016

Digital Storytelling
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Susan Brumby
Geelong Gentleman’s Lunch, Geelong VIC
July 2016

NCFH’s support of Farmers during tough times
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Mental Health & Wellbeing Service Forum, Warrnambool VIC
July 2016

Farmer Health & Wellbeing
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Policy Advisory Group of ADF, Melbourne VIC
July 2016

The implications of using broad spectrum sprays against Russian Wheat Aphids
Community presentation: Jacquie Cotton
Wimmera Farmer Network and Southern Farming Systems – Lake Bolac and Wonwondah, Wimmera VIC
July 2016

Your most important farm asset? YOU
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Sheepvention: Rural Bank Luncheon, Hamilton VIC
August 2016

Community Bank National Conference – Innovation Panel
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Hobart TAS
September 2016

Community Bank National Conference – Innovation Panel
Panel: Susan Brumby
Hobart TAS
September 2016

Reducing suicide stigma – the ripple has started
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy
Western Alliance Symposium, Warrnambool VIC
September 2016

NCFH systems for farmer health
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Western Alliance Symposium, Warrnambool VIC
September 2016

Personal Protective Equipment
Well Being Expo, Hamilton VIC
Community presentation: Tam Phillips
September 2016

The Ripple Effect
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Rotary Portland , Portland Bay VIC
September 2016

Agricultural Health & Medicine
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
Rural Medicine Australia Conference, Canberra ACT
October 2016

The Ripple Effect
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Port Fairy CWA, Port Fairy VIC
October 2016

The Ripple Effect
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Warrnambool Veterinary Dairy farmers, Warrnambool VIC
October 2016

Farmer Health & Wellbeing and Hamilton A & E
Community presentation: Susan Brumby
WASH, Hamilton VIC
October 2016

Look Over the Farm Gate
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, Kingscliff NSW
November 2016

The Ripple Effect
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, Kingscliff NSW
November 2016

Boort District Health AGM
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton
Boort VIC
November 2016

Global Perspective on Agromedicine
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
University of Jember, Indonesia
November 2016

Conference on Agromedicine and Tropical Diseases: The role of Agromedicine for human life in the near future
Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
University of Jember, Indonesia
November 2016

SFF and developing program opportunities in the region
Community presentation: Tam Phillips
South West Dairy Leadership Group, Warnambool VIC
November 2016

Agrichemical exposure in Victorian farmers – Is there a human cost to maximising food production?
Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton
One Health Conference, Melbourne VIC
December 2016

The Ripple Effect: Understanding and responding to suicide stigma in farming men from a ‘social and cultural determinants of health’ perspective
Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy
One Health Conference, Melbourne VIC
December 2016

Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of dairy farming communities
Community presentation: Alison Kennedy
Loddon Healthy Minds Network, Loddon VIC
December 2016

Presentations 2015

Cohuna Hospital AGM
Invited Speaker
Cohuna, Victoria, November

Agricultural Health and Medicine
Invited keynote speaker: Susan Brumby
International Congress of Rural Health
Lodi, Italy. September 2015

Dry, drier drought? Wet, wetter, whatever!
Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby
Strathbogie Voices
Euroa, Victoria. July 2015

Making a difference to farmers lives
Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby
Medical Students, Warrnambool VIC.
July 2015

Understanding and Responding to Self-Perceived Suicide Stigma in Australian Male Farmers – an Innovative Approach
Presenter: Alison Kennedy
28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
Montréal, Canada. 16-20 June 2015

Shhh hearing in a farming environment
Presenter: Susan Brumby
31st International Congress on Occupational Health
Seoul, South Korea. 31 May – 5 June 2015

Agricultural health and medicine: promoting people, places and possibilities across disciplines
Presenter: Susan Brumby
13th National Rural Health Conference
Darwin, Northern Territory. 24-27 May 2015

Pulling people, places, pages and pathologies together through farm health
Presenter: Bianca Todd
13th National Rural Health Conference
Darwin, Northern Territory. 24-27 May 2015

Help-seeking and support after suicide and accidental death in farming communities
Presenter: Alison Kennedy
13th National Rural Health Conference
Darwin, Northern Territory. 24-27 May 2015

Preliminary CROP report
Presenter: Tam Phillips
Autumn Fest
Gorst Rural, Lake Bolac, Victoria. 27 March 2015

Benalla Tallks Farming, Benalla
Presenter: Susan Brumby
Benalla Tallks Farming, Benalla
Benalla, Victoria. 24 March, 2015

Making every woman count
Presenter: Susan Brumby
Women on Farms Gathering 2015
Healesville, Victoria. 21-22 March 2015

Farm Safety Day
Presenter: Alison Kennedy
Farm Safety Day – Lions Club Willuara
Willaura, Victoria. 17 March, 2015

Women on farms gathering
Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby
Healsville, VIC. March 2015

Presentations 2014

Breakthroughs in cancer treatment: A History
Presenter: Susan Brumby
DAK Fighting it Together Dinner and Auction for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancer benefiting Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Hamilton, Victoria, 30th October 2014

Cholinesterase Research Outreach Project (CROP): Measuring cholinesterase activity and pesticide use in an Australian agricultural society
Poster presenter: Jacquie Cotton
Saskatoon, Canada, 19-22nd October 2014

Improving communication across the generations
Presenter: Alison Kennedy
Alpine Valley Farmer Seminar
Myrtleford, Victoria, 8th October 2014

Exploring the impact of suicide and accidental death in farming families
Presenter: Alison Kennedy
CWA Hamilton Night Branch meeting
Hamilton, Victoria, 25th September 2014

Farmers health and wellbeing
Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby
Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre
Lake Bolac, Victoria, 10th September 2014

Looking after farmers health and wellbeing
Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby
Bass Group Victorian Farmers Federation Annual General Meeting
Phillip Island, Victoria, 5th September 2014

Understanding life after external cause bereavement in Australian farming families
Presenter: Alison Kennedy
3MT competition, University of New England School of Health, 3rd September 2014

Changing health literacy and attitudes in consumers and service providers: the Sustainable Farm Families Project
Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby
Broaden your Horizons Medicines Management 2014 & 40th SHPA National Conference
Darwin, 12th September 2014

Children see, children do: communities as role models for farm safety
Presenter: Jacquie Cotton
Farm Safety & Trauma Forum
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, 15th August 2014

After suicide death in Australia’s rural farming communities: Understanding bereavement in the context of traditional patterns of behaviour

Presenter: Alison Kennedy
The National Suicide Prevention Conference 2014
Perth, Western Australia, 23rd-26th July 2014

Challenges and lessons for Farmer Health
Invited guest dinner speaker: Susan Brumby
NAB AgriBusiness Dinner, Marcus Oldham College
Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3rd July 2014

Looking after farmer’s health and wellbeing
Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby
2014 Annual Grasslands Conference – Grassland Society of Southern Australia
Ballarat, Victoria, 19th June 2014

The 2014 Libby Harricks Memorial Oration: Managing Connections
Guest speaker for the Oration: Susan Brumby
8th National Deafness Summit & 21st Deafness Forum of Australia
Brisbane, Queensland, 3rd May, 2014

Presentations 2013

Cardiovascular Disease, Alcohol Consumption Behaviours, Psycological Distress and Risk in Australian Farmers
Presenter: Susan Brumby
12th Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference
Ames – Iowa, Canada, 20th November, 2013

Farmer Health down under – an Australian snapshot
Presenter: Susan Brumby
College of Public Health, University of Iowa
Iowa, Canada, 22nd October, 2013

North American Agricultural Safety Summit.
* Health checks in the Saleyards. Susan Brumby, Mark Newell Ananda Chandrasekara Adrian Calvano , Mark Atcheson
* Careful they can’t hear you. Susan Brumby, Anthony Hogan, Warwick Williams, Cate Mercer-Grant, Tracey Hatherell and Adrian Calvano
* CROP: Measuring cholinesterase activity of Australian farmers. Jacqueline Cotton Susan Brumby , Paul Lewandowski and Adrian Calvano
Minneapolis, September 25- 27 2013

Teaching Agricultural Health in Rural Medicine Vocational Training
Presenter: Jane Harte, QRME
Authors: Jane Harte, QRME, Scott Kitchener, QRME, & Susan Brumby, NCFH
Nordic Congress of General Practice
Tampere, Finland, 23 August, 2013

Walking in their Shoes – Developing an agricultural health and medicine interface

Presenter: Susan Brumby
Bridging The Health System, Victorian Healthcare Association
Creswick, Victoria, 31 July, 2013

Incorporating interdisciplinary agricultural medicine into CPD for rural GPs in Queensland
Presenter: Jane Harte, QRME
Authors: Jane Harte, QRME, Scott Kitchener, QRME, & Susan Brumby, NCFH
WONCA Conference 2013
Prague, Czech Republic, 27 June, 2013

Keeping the Rural Heart Beating
Presenter: Susan Brumby
Rural Clinical School – Research Roundup Series
Launceston, Tasmania, 14 June, 2013

Building capacity in Agricultural Health and Medicine
Presenter: Susan Brumby
Rural Clinical School – Research Roundup Series
Burnie, Tasmania, 13 June, 2013

Health care programs in rural Australia
Presenter: Susan Brumby
Challenges in Australian Eye Care
Waurn Ponds, Geelong, 21 May, 2013

Shhh: hearing in a farming environment
Presenter: Susan Brumby
12th National Rural Health Alliance Conference
Adelaide, 7-10 April, 2013

Presentations 2012

Health in the saleyards – bringing the health professional to the farmer
Presenter: Mark Newell
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

“Active Farming” study: Improving farmers’ management of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions
Presenter: Henrike Milne
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

AgriSafe Australia – improving health in agricultural communities
Presenter: Mark Atcheson
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

PETS – Pathways, Education, Training and Skills
Presenter: Cate Mercer-Grant
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

Listening to their stories: Assisting nurses in their ongoing response to alcohol misuse in farming communities
Presenter: Alison Kennedy
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

Careful – they can’t hear you
Presenter: Heidi Mason
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

Farming Men! A guided tour to the health and wellbeing of our Australian icons
Presenter: Adrian Calvano
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

Drinking, smoking and distress: Will our young farmers even make it to become ageing farmers?
Presenter: Alison Kennedy
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

Reduction of psychological distress and obesity by increasing physical activity; The ‘Farming Fit’ study
Presenter: Ananda Chandrasekara
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

Wagging the black dog’s tail
Presenter: Cate Mercer-Grant
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

A decade in Farmer Health
Presenter: Susan Brumby, Director
Sowing the seeds of farmer health
Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012

Improving the health and wellbeing of at-risk farmers: the Farming Fit study
Presenter: Susan Brumby
International Federation of Home Economics XXII World Congress
Melbourne, 17th-21st July, 2012

Sustainable farm families
Presenter: Susan Brumby on behalf of co author Cate Mercer- Grant
International Federation of Home Economics XXII World Congress
Melbourne, 17th-21st July, 2012

The most important aspect to a healthy Australian farm – a healthy farm family
Presenter: Susan Brumby
30th International Congress on Occupational Health
Cancun, Mexico, 18th – 23rd March, 2012

Agricultural Medicine Education, the AgriSafe Network, and the Certified Safe Farm: A U.S. model providing structure and service for occupational health in agriculture
Presenter: Susan Brumby
30th International Congress on Occupational Health
Cancun, Mexico, 18th – 23rd March, 2012

Alcohol Consumption Behaviours and Psychological Distress in Australian Farming Communities
Presenter: Ananda Chandrasekara
ASBHM (Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine).
Melbourne, Victoria, 8th – 10th February, 2012

The Hamilton Charter for Farmer Health
Presenter: Cate Mercer-Grant
ASBHM (Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine).
Melbourne, Victoria, 8th – 10th February, 2012

Participation and improvement in hard to reach places
Presenter: Cate Mercer-Grant
ASBHM (Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine).
Melbourne, Victoria, 8th – 10th February, 2012

Presentations 2009

Respiratory health of farm families
Presenters: Susan Brumby, Ananda Chandrasekara, Scott McCoombe and Pamela Trigg.
Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November 2009

Milking their health for all its worth: dairy farming families learning together
Presenter: Susan Brumby
Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November, 2009

Mining partnerships for explosive results
Presenters: Cate Mercer-Grant, Susan Brumby S, and Emily Moule
Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November, 2009

Coming together: following the herd leads to better health outcomes
Presenters: Cate Mercer-Grant, Susan Brumby and Stuart Willder
Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November, 2009

Pen to paddock: educating workforces in farm family health
Scott McCoombe, Susan Brumby, Cate Mercer-Grant, Pamela Trigg, and Ananda Chandrasekara
Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November, 2009

Reassessing our values to include the health and wellbeing of our farm families
Presenters: Cate Mercer-Grant and Susan Brumby
Farm Health and Safety Conference, Swan Valley, Western Australia October 13 -15 2009

Healthy farm families, helping farming families make changes for better health
Presenter: Susan Brumby
Healthy Farms – Healthy Food Conference
Warragul, Victoria, 7 October 2009

Case study for preventative engagement – health promotion in hard to reach places
Presenter: Susan Brumby, 2nd Annual Preventative Summit
Sydney, New South Wales, June 2009

Listening, reflecting and involvement in rural care
Presenter: Susan Brumby
9th Biennial National Rural & Remote Social Work Conference
Geelong, Victoria 30-31 July 2009

Sustainable dairy farm families plugging in, charging up and powering on
Presenters: Susan Brumby and Stuart Willder
Victorian Dairy Conference Warrnambool, Victoria March 2009

Presentations 2005-2007

2007

Brumby S, Martin J and Willder, S. Early Intervention in farming family health: making informed life choices for sustainable family farming
9th Rural Health Conference Albury, March 2007

2006

Brumby, S, Martin J & Willder, S. The Sustainable Farm Families Project: Changing Farmer Attitudes to Health
Australian Pacific Extension Network
Beechworth, Victoria, March 2006

2005

Brumby, S, Martin J, & Willder, S. Sustainable Farm Families – the human resource in the triple bottom line
National Rural Health Alliance
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, March 2005

NCFH Conferences

Good health, wellbeing and safety: Making a difference to farmers’ lives was held on 12th September 2018, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Sowing the Seeds Health of Farmer Health Conference was held on the 17th – 19th September 2012, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

Opening the Gates on Farmer Health Conference was held on 11th – 13th October 2010, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.