The Association offers a range of conferences for both members and non-members. From International Mental Health Conferences which commenced in 2000, to National Conferences on Addiction, Bullying, Domestic Violence and more.
All conferences offer presenters peer reviewing, and publish Books of Proceedings containing both peer and non-peer reviewed papers. The Books contain unique ISBN’s and are distributed by the National Library in Canberra.
All attendees have access to the full conference podcasts to compliment the published papers.
In 2014 the Association made over 500 presentations available, either in printed or recorded formats. A similar number will be produced in 2015 and 2016.
All conference programs are confirmed following a ‘call for abstracts’ process.
Australian and New Zealand Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium
The 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium was held from the 26 – 28 October 2015 at the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick, VIC.
Mental health services in rural and remote Australia have unique challenges compared to metropolitan centres due to distance, remoteness and isolation. These challenges can create barriers to the effective provision of services. However they also provide the opportunity for the application of innovative approaches and technological advances.
The 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium’s theme Innovation and Opportunity discussed innovative delivery of services and entrepreneurial in the provision of mental health services to rural and remote Australia. The Symposium heard from leaders in the field and discussed opportunities not yet explored.
Australian and New Zealand Long-Term Unemployment Conference
The Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference will be held on the 9 – 10 November 2015 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park.
Following on from our ‘Building Capability’ event that was held in August 2014 on the Gold Coast, the 2015 Conference theme ‘Employment Pathways’ will focus on improving transitions for job seekers to help them achieve positive outcomes.
For the long-term unemployed there are barriers to employment that need close examination and dialogue. A focus on job creation now and in the future is fundamental to Australia’s capability and stability.
With long-term unemployment reaching a 16 year high, the impact on individuals and families, society and the economy is immense. Early intervention and targeted programs for those facing more than 12 months, or longer, of unemployment are needed.
The Conference Program will be designed to challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion. The program will include an extensive range of topics with Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Case Studies and Posters.
Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference
The Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMHA) are pleased to host the inaugural 2015 Australian STOP Domestic Violence Conference 7-9 December at the Rex Hotel in Canberra.
There has been national attention to domestic violence with the release of the Senate’s Interim Report on Domestic Violence in Australia and the Government’s National Domestic Violence Order scheme. The Conference will create a unified voice, on a national level, of organisations and professionals working within the sector and experiencing the increasing strain DV issues have on resources.
The Conference theme Connecting the Dots will look at domestic violence holistically and developing collaborative approaches within the sector. This multi-disciplinarian program is suitable for administrators, program coordinators, social workers, therapists and all external providers impacted by DV. The co-occurrence and prevalence of mental health and domestic violence will also be addressed.
The Conference will attract delegates from a wide range of backgrounds including: Policy Makers, Government, Practitioners, NGO’s, Councillors, Academics, Mental Health specialists, Service Providers, HR Professionals and Victims Support Groups from Australia and New Zealand.
Abstracts Open: Apr 2015
Abstracts Close: 29 Aug 2015
Notification to Authors: 14 Sep 2015
Author Acceptances: 24 Sep 2015
Draft Program Available: 28 Sep 2015
Full papers for Peer Review: 12 Oct 2015
Full paper for Non-Peer Review: 30 Nov 2015
Earlybird Registrations Close: 26 Oct 2015
National No 2 Bullying Conference
The 4th National No 2 Bullying Conference will be held on 18 – 19 April 2016 at the Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast.
Hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, the Conference will focus on key principles and best practice for creating a generational change towards bullying. The Conference will examine bullying in schools, workplaces and cyberspace.
The theme ‘Creating a generational change towards bullying: principle and practice’ will highlight the importance and impact of learning life skills in younger years to effectively deal with, and combat bullying, and to enable the application of these skills into future working life . It will also focus on ‘lessons learned’ as a platform for preventing repeated behaviour and developing ongoing strategies within schools, workplaces and across the sectors whilst acknowledging changing bullying behaviours takes time, commitment and consistency.
Our Program will feature presentations which are thought-provoking, researched and evidence-based and investigate best practice approaches to generational change. Gain insights from Bullying Experts who are engaging, knowledgeable and practical.
The Conference will include keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, workshops, poster presentations and a trade display for sharing education, programs, skills and understanding towards bullying prevention and change in schools, the workplace and online.
Important Dates for 2016
Abstracts Open: Open
Abstracts Close: Mon 18 Jan 2016
Notification to Authors: Fri 5 Feb 2016
Author Acceptances: Fri 12 Feb 2016
Draft Program Available: Wed 17 Feb 2016
Full Papers for Peer Review: Friday 4 Mar 2016
Early Bird Registrations Close: Friday 4 Mar 2016
Australian and New Zealand Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference
The 3rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will be held at Mantra on View, Gold Coast from the 16 – 17 May 2016 .
The Australian and New Zealand Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will continue for its 3rd year, as we come together to address effective Collaboration, Education and Innovation across the common domains of Eating Disorders and Obesity.
According to NEDC there are four recognised eating disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED). Eating disorders not only involve considerable psychological impairment and distress, but they are also associated with major wide-ranging and serious medical complications, which can affect every major organ in the body.
Approximately 15% of Australian women experience an eating disorder during their lifetime and many people who have eating disorders also present with depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders or substance abuse problems.
The Conference will create a unified voice while attracting delegates from a wide range of backgrounds with a common goal across both industries. It is important the sector adapts and works together to ensure an all-encompassing approach to improve the health benefits for those affected with obesity and eating disorders.
The Australian and New Zealand Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will appeal to all medical and healthcare professionals who are interested in the assessment and treatment of people with eating disorders or obesity and who would like to learn more about the very latest developments in this field.
Abstracts Close: 1 Feb 2016
Notification to Authors: 15 Feb 2016
Author Acceptances: 29 Feb 2016
Draft Program Available: 4 Mar 2016
Full Papers for Peer Review: 1 Apr 2016
Early Bird Registrations Close: 4 Apr 2016
- Prevention: effective and appropriate solutions
- Treatments: early intervention and management
- Research and Assessment
- e-Health, technology and social media
- Implementation of programs and strategies
- Psychological effects
- Physical effects
- Promotion and services: child, youth and family
- Targeted services for vulnerable groups
- Diabetes screening, prevention, care delivery and economic aspects
- Health Promotion: practice and research
Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference
The Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference, themed Alcohol – Other Drugs – Behavioural Addictions, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery will be held on the Gold Coast from the 18 – 20 May 2016.
The Conference, hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, will include workshops, presentations and forums dedicated to sharing skills and understanding in the treatment of all addictive disorders, including alcohol and other drugs, behavioural addictions, and the emerging field of online compulsive behaviour in both adults and children.
A priority aim of this Conference will also be to deepen our understanding around the interrelationship of addictive disorders between each other, as well as with mental health, family, community, and culture.
The Conference promotes and encourages participation from all parts of the sector towards a shared appreciation of what medical, psycho-social and peer-based approaches can offer, through the experiences of service users, clinicians, and researchers alike.
Abstracts Open: Opening Soon
Abstracts Close: 5 Feb 2016
Notification to Authors: 19 Feb 2016
Author Acceptances: 4 Mar 2016
Draft Program Available: 7 Mar 2016
Full Papers for Peer Review: 6 Apr 2016
Earlybird Registrations Close: 8 Apr 2016