18th International Mental Health Conference – 2017

The 2017 Conference will be held at the Conference Centre, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 2017. The optional half day of workshops will be held on the Wednesday, with the 2 full conference days being held on the Monday and Tuesday. Join us for keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, panel discussions, poster presentation the networking dinner and so much more.

18th_logoProgram Format

The program is intended to provide all participants with an opportunity to contribute and learn.

The program includes:

  • Keynote plenary sessions
  • Presenter concurrent streams based on experiences, research, case studies and results
  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops (optional)
  • Conference dinner
  • Poster presentations
  • Exhibition of the leading industry professionals
  • Access to presenter podcasts and book of proceedings following the conference

Who Should Attend

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Registered Nurse/ Clinical Nurse
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Program / Operations Manager
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Academic/ Research Fellow/ Lecturer
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Commonwealth Government
  • Local/State/Government
  • Carer Peer Workers and Carer Practitioners;
  • Therapist
  • Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • General Practitioner
  • Consumers and Carer
  • Aged Care Provider
  • Geriatric Specialists
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workers
  • Peer Workers and Lived Experience Practitioners;

What you will gain from the Conference

  • Be exposed to new and innovating ideas and ways of thinking
  • Network with your peers and leaders in their fields
  • Be inspired
    • by an optimistic, action orientated group of people
    • by profound and positive speakers
  • Learn key skills needed for ensuring the future
  • Learn how to make a positive difference
International Mental Health Conference 2016

International Mental Health Conference

Thank you to our 2016 Keynote Speakers

Amanda-Baker Professor Amanda Baker,
Co-Director, Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, University of Newcastle
Tom-Brideson Mr Tom Brideson,
Member, Executive Group, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health
Chair, Management Committee, The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Learning Network
David Butt Mr David Butt,
CEO, National Mental Health Commission
Louise-Byrne Dr Louise Byrne,
Lecturer, University Central Queensland
Helen-Herrman Professor Helen Herrman,
Professor of Psychiatry, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health Melbourne, President Elect, World Psychiatric Association
PeterMcGeorge_Photo A/Prof Peter McGeorge,

Director Inner City Health, Clinical Director Mental & Homeless Health Services, Integrated Care Clinical Stream, St Vincents Health Network (Sydney)

 Sue-Murray Ms Sue Murray,
Chief Executive Officer, Suicide Prevention Australia
Mary-OHagan Ms Mary O’Hagan,
Mental Health Entrepreneur and  Former NZ Mental Health Commissioner
Frank-Quinlan_Photo Mr Frank Quinlan,
CEO, Mental Health Australia

The 18th International Mental Health Conference is an initiative of The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation.

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