2017 Events Calendar

For the first time, the 2017 Gathering of Kindness includes events open to all, and in a variety of locations.  Please join us as we explore issues, ideas and practical strategies to promote kindness in health care.

Below is the calendar of official 2017 events with session information and links to book your tickets.

Speakers include Lorraine A. Dickey, MD MBA , A. Prof. Michael Greco, Mike Farrar, and Dr Catherine Crock AM, founder of the Hush Foundation.

And remember, this is just the beginning!  We encourage you to create your own events.  Let us know when you do and we can feature you here.

for more information: www.gatheringofkindness.org

Monday 30 Oct

Hosted by: Northeast Health Wangaratta and Hush Foundation

Venue: Learning & Teaching Centre Auditorium 
Dixon Street, Wangaratta, Victoria

 

9:00 am-

10:00 am

World Premiere of Gathering of Kindness Play " What Matters"

Gathering of Kindness Play, Facilitated by Dr Catherine Crock AM, Director, Hush Foundation

The newest of the Healthcare Plays presented by the Hush Foundation and written by renowned playwright Alan Hopgood, “What Matters” highlights the imperative for an increased focus on kindness, gentleness and compassion in healthcare.  An open forum discussion follows.

10.30 am-

11.30 am

Gathering of Kindness Play: "What Matters"

Facilitated by Dr Catherine Crock AM, Director, Hush Foundation

The newest of the Healthcare Plays presented by the Hush Foundation and written by renowned playwright Alan Hopgood, “What Matters” highlights the imperative for an increased focus on kindness, gentleness and compassion in healthcare.  An open forum discussion follows.

12:00 pm-

1:00 pm

Gathering of Kindness: The Narrative Approach

Presented by Dr Lorraine Dickey

Dr Dickey is a senior physician, an advanced narrative facilitator and a patient with chronic illness who uses unique narrative approach to work with all types of people in health care to address complex workplace challenges, such as patient and family centered care, compassion fatigue, burnout, and challenges in professionalism and ethics.

1.30 pm-2.30 pm

Gathering of Kindness Play: "What Matters"

Facilitated by Dr Catherine Crock AM, Director, Hush Foundation

The newest of the Healthcare Plays presented by the Hush Foundation and written by renowned playwright Alan Hopgood, “What Matters” highlights the imperative for an increased focus on kindness, gentleness and compassion in healthcare.  An open forum discussion follows.

 

Tuesday 31 Oct

Hosted by: Monash Health and Hush Foundation

Venue: Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Lecture Theatre 1, 246 Clayton Road
Clayton, Victoria.

12:00 pm-

2:00 pm

Gathering of Kindness: Continuing the Conversation

The launch of the Monash Health, Monash Care Strategy

Monash Health and Wellbeing Commitment to improve the physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing of our people.

9:00 am-

11:00 am

Gathering of Kindness: Kindness Matters

Introduction by Dr Andrew Stripp, CEO Monash Health.  

 

Facilitated by Dr Lorraine Dickey

The newest of the Healthcare Plays presented by the Hush Foundation and written by renowned playwright Alan Hopgood, “What Matters” highlights the imperative for an increased focus on kindness, gentleness and compassion in healthcare.

 

Book Launch - Beyond the Stethoscope: doctors' stories of reclaiming hope, heart and healing in medicine, by Lucy Mayes

 

Book launch - The Gathering of Kindness Anthology: reflections and stories from the original Gathering of Kindness, edited by Michelle Phillips.

Panel Discussion.

Tuesday 31 Oct

Hosted by: EACH and Hush Foundation

Venue: EACH, Bayswater North, Victoria.

3.30 pm-4.30 pm

Gathering of Kindness Play: "What Matters"

Facilitated by Dr Catherine Crock AM, Director, Hush Foundation

The newest of the Healthcare Plays presented by the Hush Foundation and written by renowned playwright Alan Hopgood, “What Matters” highlights the imperative for an increased focus on kindness, gentleness and compassion in healthcare.  An open forum discussion follows.

 

Wednesday 1 Nov

Hosted by: Monash Health and Hush Foundation

Venue: Greater Dandenong Community Health Service, 122 Thomas Street Dandenong, Victoria

9:00 am-

11:00 am

Gathering of Kindness: How do we support staff in a changing 

environment?

Workshop Presented by The Team from EACH

Join us and the Team from Eastern Access Community Health (EACH) and find out how to develop Service Principles with a focus on compassionate leadership.

Wednesday 1 Nov

Hosted by: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre/Royal Women’s Hospital/The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Hush Foundation

Venue: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre VCCC building, Lecture Theatre B Level 7, 305 Grattan Street Melbourne, Victoria

 

2:00 pm-

4:30 pm

Gathering of Kindness: Breaking the Rules for Kindness

Facilitated by Dr Catherine Crock AM, Director, Hush Foundation

Workshops Presented by 

Dr Lorraine Dickey and Vivien Foulke

The Hush Foundation's New Play "What Matters"

Workshops with internationally renowned author and speakers Dr Lorraine Dickey and Vivien Foulke from The Narrative Initiative. 

Thursday 2 Nov

Hosted by: Monash Health and Hush Foundation

Venue: Dandenong Hospital 
Lecture Theatre 135 David Street
Dandenong, Victoria

 

9.00 am-

1.00 pm

Gathering of Kindness: Kindness Matters - Continuing the Conversation

Facilitated by Rachel Callender and Karin Morrison

Join us for a panel discussion with Rachel Callender, photographer and author of the Super Power Baby Project, and educator and author Karin Morrison, on "What were they thinking?"

Thursday 2 Nov

Hosted by: Monash Health and Hush Foundation

Venue: Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Lecture Theatre 2, 246 Clayton Road
Clayton, Victoria

 

2.00 pm-

3.00 pm

Gathering of Kindness:

Communicating with Kindness

Presentation by A/Prof Leeroy Williams

Join us and explore how we can communicate better with our colleagues and our patients to create a safe and supportive environment.

Thursday 2 Nov

Hosted by: Central Gippsland Health and Hush Foundation

Venue: Central Gippsland Health, Sale, Victoria

 

12.00 pm-

1.00 pm

Gathering of Kindness: Lunch and Panel Discussion

Facilitated by Gippsland Health CEO Frank Evans

The Gippsland Community is invited to join CGH staff for Lunch to join in a guest panel conversation about kindness in health.​

Registration information coming soon

Thursday 2 Nov

Hosted by: Central Gippsland Health and Hush Foundation

Venue: Sound Shell, Sale Botanical Gardens

5.15 pm-

6.15 pm

Gathering of Kindness: Two Lakes Walk for Kindness

With Gippsland Health CEO Frank Evans and friends

More information coming soon

Please join Central Gippsland Health and Good Practice Good Health as we walk together for kindness around our beautiful lakes, commencing from the Sale Botanical Gardens Sound Shell.

Friday 10 Nov

Hosted by: Central Gippsland Health and Hush Foundation

Venue: Hospitals Conference Room, Central Gippsland Health,

155 Guthridge Parade,

Sale, Victoria

Friday 3 Nov

Hosted by: Safer Care Victoria and Hush Foundation

Venue: Docklands Peninsula C Shed 14

Central Pier 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, Victoria

 

8.30 am-

3.00 pm

Gathering of Kindness:

Patient Experience Forum

Facilitators: Dr Lorraine Dickey, Dr Catherine Crock, Assoc. Professor Michael Greco & Mike Farrar.

Artists:  The Grigoryan Brothers & Sidewalk Tango

Storytelling: Dumbo Feather

Join us in this one-day event to explore the relationship between staff wellbeing and patient wellbeing.  We bring together healthcare workers, artists and consumers through thought-provoking discussion and activities, to help design a better way forward for safe quality healthcare.

 

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Gathering of Kindness Play: "What Matters"

Facilitated by Dr Catherine Crock, AM, Hush Foundation

An extra Gathering of Kindness event.

 

The newest of the Healthcare Plays presented by the Hush Foundation and written by renowned playwright Alan Hopgood, “What Matters” highlights the imperative for an increased focus on kindness, gentleness and compassion in healthcare.  An open forum discussion follows.

All enquiries to n.condon@hush.org.au or 0412061376