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 August – Wednesday 23 August 2017.

This year’s conference will examine a range of issues from the perspective of Primary Interventions, Promoting Recovery,  Preventing Relapse and the latest Policy Initiatives.

Mental health awareness and well-being strategies remain urgent public concerns.  The Conference will focus on the range of complex mental issues affecting the elderly including depression, dementia, delirium, paranoid disorders and anxiety. It will also explore the mental health issues of young Australians (aged 18 – 24 years) struggling with schizophrenia, depression, suicidal thoughts, bipolar, anxiety disorders and drug use and drug induced psychosis.

Mental health problems have become one of the leading causes for absenteeism from work and early retirement all over Australia. Maintaining good mental health at the workplace is therefore not only essential for the individual but also a challenge facing business and society as a whole. There is considerable business and political interest in tackling poor mental health at work.

The conference will also examine state, federal, international and COAG initiatives, early intervention strategies, validated treatments, suicide prevention and the effectiveness of mental health preventive measures.

Featuring Australia and New Zealand’s leading practitioners, academics, researchers, mental health experts, NGO’s and policy makers, the conference will motivate and inspire professionals (and future professionals).  All delegates will have access to the program podcast library and Book of Proceedings included in their registration fees.

Following overwhelming feedback from delegates in 2016, the meeting will return to Seaworld and feature a dinner in the Marine Park.

Program 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.

Abstract Submission

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Indigenous Wellbeing
  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Mental Health and the Elderly
  • e-health, Innovative Uses of Technology and Social Media
  • Research, Education and Case Studies
  • Creating Workplaces that are Healthy, Productive and Enhance Recovery
  • The Importance of Mental Health Carers
  • The role of the Mental Health Worker
  • Self-Harm, Suicide and Survival
  • Disorder Updates

Online Registration

OPEN

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Full Registration from $660.00
Day Registration from $475.00
Half day Workshops from $90.00

Early Bird closes 5pm Monday 3 July 2017

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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