Association Conferences

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 2014/15 the Association made over 500 presentations available, either in printed or recorded formats.  A similar number will be produced in 2016.

All conference programs are confirmed following a ‘call for abstracts’ process.

The ANZMH Association is pleased to host and support the following conferences,


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.

Ph: (61 7)  5502 2068

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Important Dates for 2016

  • Abstracts close: Tue 2 Feb 2016 – closed
  • Notification to authors: Fri 12 Feb 2016
  • Author acceptances: Fri 19 Feb 2016
  • Draft program available: Wed 24 Feb 2016
  • Full papers for peer review: Fri 4 Mar 2016
  • Early bird registrations close: Fri 4 Mar 2016

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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 Conference Program will feature profound, positive presentations on best practice approaches for the prevention, treatment and management of Eating Disorders and Obesity issues of the current day.

The Conference will create a unified voice attracting delegates from a wide range of backgrounds including clinical practitioners, mental health experts, public health administrators and academics to discuss and learn from each other. This helps the sector to adapt and work together to ensure an all-encompassing approach to improve the health benefits for those affected with obesity and eating disorders.

You will gain insights from engaging, knowledgeable experts offering practical solutions to inspire behavioural change using new tools and attend workshops hosted by optimistic, action orientated leaders in their field to bring about inspiring positive change.


Ph: (61 7)  5502 2068   Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298

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Important Dates

Abstracts close: Monday 15 February 2016
Notification to Authors: Friday 26  February 2016
Author Acceptances: Monday 7 March 2016
Draft Program available: Friday 11 March 2016
Full Papers for Peer Review: Friday 1 April 2016

Early Bird Registrations Close: Monday 4 April 2016

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  • 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

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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.

Ph: (61 7)  5502 2068   Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298

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Important Dates

Abstracts Open: 2015
Abstracts Close: 5 Feb 2016 – closed
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

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