Australian Government Response to Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services

At Adelaide Night and Day Family Therapy, with Williams deKort Consulting, we  are reviewing the new document “Australian Government Response to Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services.”$File/response.pdf

This blog will begin by just listing the specific paragraphs that address “Better Access” program.

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The Cloud and Social Media – Embedded Google Presentation

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The Cloud and Social Media

This Post is intended for the participants of the Workshop “The Cloud and Social Media” delivered at the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, SA, State Conference on 2/4/2014

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20140402 – The Cloud and Social Media – pdf slides and notes

Video on Attachment – the CEO as Mentor, as Parent.

This video was shown by Dan Hughes at his conference in Feb 2014 in Melbourne.

It sums up attachment issues for teenagers, although we note that all human beings need a safe base from which to explore the world, in each of the four quadrants of the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. That safe base doesn’t necessarily mean our biological parents. That safe base though needs to be a human being or beings. Institutions, groups and companies can’t love, but individuals can, and can provide that safe base for all of us to feel that we can go out into the world and learn and create, knowing that we have somewhere to come home to.


Interestingly enough, the workplace can be that ‘safe place’. The principal or boss as mentor, can be the safe place from whence our staff can leave our side and explore the world and create for the company. If an employee doesn’t feel safe, they wont work as well. Some current  thinking suggests that harsh management will mean that staff will try harder to gain approval and hopefully gain that safe base. It more than likely means they will look for a safe base elsewhere. Motivate your staff by giving them a safe base, strong hands, to reach out from, and if they don’t want to reach out where the business needs them to, don’t make it unsafe for them, mutually decide to separate, and assist them in finding a new safe base.

This concept that the business owner or Managing Director can be a parent figure, can be the attachment figure for employees, springs in some ways from Gerber’ s (The E-Myth) concept of the owner as mentor. Much more than that, the owner is the one from whom all employees get their life source for the job, including the food on their table. Reciprocity, which is necessary for all  transactions, especially and including business relationships, means that from feeding our staff in all four quadrants, means that we look for them to feed us by doing what we need.

Lights Camera Blog Workshop


Unley Business & Export Centre

Lights, Camera, Blog Workshop


Video and blogging have become an important part of an SME’s marketing mix in recent years. This workshop is a practical, hands-on series that will give you the skills to implement your own video and blog campaigns.


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YouTube is the second largest search engine on the planet! That is enough evidence to prove that humans love video. Is there opportunity for you to use video in your business but, you’re not sure where to start? Are you currently using video for your business but you would like some tips and hints on how to improve your content and editing techniques?


This practical workshop series will take you through the key steps and give you the opportunity to start practising the lessons learnt in session.


We know the majority of Australians research purchase decisions for products and services online. How are you represented in the online space? What terms do your prospects need to be searching for to find you?

When they find your online presence, is it a staid, bullet point listing of services, or will they find relevant articles on the issues confronting them that showcase your approach to such matters and your expertise?

Blogging is a multi-faceted tool that not only sharpens the focus of your team, it also strategically distributes engaging, prospect-warming content on the internet, increasing the size and pulling power of your ‘Google net’.


In this 3 x half-day workshop series, Steve Davis will cover:

  • Video content
  • Shooting video – best practice tips
  • Editing video
  • Publishing videos online
  • Blog content
  • Drafting blogs
  • Publishing blogs


Spaces are limited to 12 participants so be sure to get in quick and register today.




Unley Business & Export Centre

St Augustine’s Church

183 Unley Road, Unley


Dates and Times:

–      6:00 – 9:00pm, Thursday 26th September

–      6:00 – 9:00pm, Thursday 3rd October

–      6:00 – 9:00pm, Thursday 10th October



$495.00 + GST ($544.50 includes GST)


Mandatory Equipment:

It is essential that participants bring along the following equipment/technology to this workshop series:

–      Smart phone (preferably iPhone)

–      For iPhone users – iMovie App – purchased and installed ($5.49)

–      For Android users – ?? App – purchase and installed ($xx.xx)

–      Laptop/video camera?? [JH checking with Steve]

Note: spare ipads and/or smart phones can be made available – please let us know and we can provide you with one on the days.


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–      Contact Brett Williams: 0419 806 700 or


About the presenter – Steve Davis

Steve Davis is the Marketing Director at Baker Marketing.


Steve is out of the office more often than not, delivering workshops or consulting directly to business owners and boards about all manner of marketing challenges, including social media marketing.


He has a special interest in emerging media and marketing technologies, with a particular focus on how to properly integrate such channels of communication within a business’ own marketing strategy.


Steve has more than ten years involvement in internet and new media strategy development, and through his hands-on work with clients and entertaining presentation style, he has become the “go to man” for many businesses wanting to top into the ‘social’ marketplace of hundreds of millions of potential customers.


About Baker Marketing – Your Outsourced Marketing Department

Baker Marketing is a specialist team of professional marketers with experience and skills in marketing strategy, export, social media, communications, graphic design, websites & sales.


The team at Baker Marketing has assisted numerous clients to develop their business and implement marketing on limited budgets.  This presentation draws upon the team’s collective experience and commercial ‘know-how’.

Participants will benefit from the down-to-earth presentation style, and from content well-grounded in small business realities.

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10 ways to stay productive when you cant get an internet connection

Its a strange thing when dealing with Information and Telecommunications technologies, in that we all have become so used to them, that we can have feelings of terror and doom when we are not connected. We also forgot what it was like before constant connection. Yet Australia is a vast and disconnected country, there are many black-holes even in the metropolitan area of our major cities. And there are so many things that can go wrong with technology, that we don’t always have access to it.

This Article from Tech Republic gives 10 ways to remain productive when offline.


Back Up Text Messages to your Gmail Account

For Android Phones is a free app and protects those important SMSs from accidental deletion or loss when the phone drops in the sink or toilet.

For iPhone

I notice a lot of iPhone users asking for a similar app – there is an app available, see I cant vouch in any way for the integrity of the app or its usefulness as I’m not an iPhone user, but i noticed a bit of talk arund this one. Many iPhone users suggest that this would be a redundant app as the iPhone already backs up to iTunes and iCloud. As with all things, we all have our preferred way of working, so the main questions is why not?

Blackberry & Other Platforms

Again I have not tried any of the different apps available for Blackberry or other platforms, but a simple google will give a number of solutions that do the same thing in those platforms.

Convergence Technologies

This is a fairly simple example of convergence technologies, where one has access to different messaging systems in the one place. It doesn’t go the next step and send SMSs but we see Google themselves working on that.

Although these services are not fully available in Australia, they are approaching a smooth form of multiplatform communication in the one place.

Business Counselling in 2011

This article is in final review and will be published shortly.

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