Conference announcement: Event Program now released

program16The 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.

You are invited to join us as we address the conference theme “Guiding the Change” across the broad spectrum of mental disorders.

The Conference Program has now been released CLICK HERE to view the Program.

To register for the conference CLICK HERE. Early bird closes 29th June so be quick to receive a discounted rate.

With over 90 speakers across 3 big days this is a great opportunity for you to network with your peers and to examine issues that impact the mental health industry.

Keynote Speakers include Professor Amanda Baker, Co-Director, Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, University of Newcastle who will present on ‘Taking a Healthy Lifestyles Approach to Substance Use Among People Living With Mental Ill Health’.

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 will speak on The Secret Reflection is Vague in the Mirror’.

Mr David Butt, CEO, National Mental Health Commission will present on ‘Consensus Statement on Identification and Care for the Physical Health of People with a Mental Illness’ and Dr Louise Byrne, Lecturer, Lived Experience Mental Health, University Central Queensland will present on ‘Lived Experience Leadership, the Heart and Soul of Recovery’.

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 will speak on ‘Improving the Mental Health of Vulnerable Young People Removed From Their Families’.

Ms Sue Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Suicide Prevention Australia will present on ‘Towards a National Suicide Prevention Strategy’.

Ms Mary O'Hagan, Mental Health Entrepreneur and Former NZ Mental Health Commissioner, PeerZone will speak on ‘The Alien Report: Mental Health on Planet Earth’.

Other Keynote Speakers include Dr Peter McGeorge, Director, Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Program, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney and Mr Frank Quinlan, CEO, Mental Health Australia.

As well as an extensive range of topics with keynotes, concurrent sessions, case studies, workshops, panel discussions, there will be trade exhibits and over 40 poster presentations. There are a number of sponsorship packages still available and a limited number of trade displays contact the Secretariat at: for more information.

The 17th International Mental Health Conference will take place at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. To register for the conference CLICK HERE.

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