The 17th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. An optional half day of workshops will held on Wednesday 10 August 2016. You are invited to join us as we address the conference theme “Guiding the Change” across the broad spectrum of mental disorders.
This conference will bring together leading clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss Mental Health issues confronting Australia and New Zealand. The conference program will be designed to challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion.
2016 Program Topics
The Conference Program will include an extensive range of topics with keynotes, concurrent sessions, case studies, workshops, panel discussions and poster presentations.
Topics will include:
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The program is intended to provide all participants with an opportunity to contribute and learn.
The program will include:
- Keynote plenary sessions
- Presenter concurrent streams based on experiences, research, case studies and results
- Panel discussions
- Workshops (optional)
- Networking function
- Conference dinner
- Poster presentations
- Exhibition of the leading industry professionals
- Access to presenter podcasts and book of proceedings following the conference
Registration Inclusions (full delegates only):
|Dinner at Australian Outback Spectacular on Wednesday 10 August including 3 course meal, drinks and transfers||Access to trade displays and poster presentations during meal breaks on conference days|
|Casual networking function on Thursday 11 August including drinks (beer, wine, soft drink) and canapes||Exclusive Shark Bay Encounter on Thursday or Friday morning before the Conference|
|Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on conference days (afternoon tea only on workshop day)||Discounted accommodation rates and the opportunity to extend your stay over the weekend – bring the family!|
|Complimentary workshop registration for the first 100 delegates to register||Heavily discounted theme park tickets (Seaworld, Movieworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild)|
|Access to over 70 concurrent streams and 9 keynote addresses||Complimentary Dolphin Discovery Presentation for those staying 2+ nights|
|Conference materials including satchel and handbook||Access to Presenter Podcasts and the Book of Proceedings post conference|
Who Should Attend
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
The 17th International Mental Health Conference is an initiative of The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation.
The Committee would like to thank the 2015 Keynote Speakers
- Mr Michael Burge OAM FAPS, Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment , a Director Board of Directors of the Australian Psychological Society
- Dr Monique Faleafa, Chief Executive Officer, Le Va, Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy), New Zealand
- Ms Alize Ferrari, BPsySc Hons, PhD, Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Queensland
- Professor Antony Jorm, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
- Associate Professor Vijaya Manicavasagar, Director of Psychological Services and Director of the Psychology Clinic, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, BSc. Psyhology (Hons),M Psychology (Hons), PhD.
- Professor Jane Pirkis, Director, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
- Mr Allan Sparkes CV VA, beyondblue Ambassador. Suicide Prevention Advocate
- Professor Harvey Whiteford , Professor of Psychiatry and Population Mental Health, University of Queensland
What delegates said about the 2015 conference
“The calibre of speaker was excellent and the topics were interesting and relevant. Very engaging and fulfilling.”
“Loved it! These conferences get better and better.”
“This conference brought together an inspiring collection of front line services and cutting edge ideas. I came away feeling energised, with renewed idealism and hope for the future for clients with Mental Health needs. We are improving and evolving in our care. The evidence comes from the collaboration and review in this and many more conferences to come. Many thanks to everyone involved! “Good to have a conference that covered and linked so many professions and knowledge bases.”
Sponsors, Exhibitors and Supporters 2015