15th International Mental Health Conference - meet the Keynotes


The 15th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise from Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th August 2014.

The conference theme “Mental Health: Innovation | Integration | Early Intervention”, will focus on Suicide, Dementia, Depression, Personality Disorders and Trauma.

international mental health 2013Keynote addresses, submitted papers, workshops and case studies will examine how approaches and techniques can be incorporated into daily practise. Featuring Australia and New Zealand's leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the conference will motivate and inspire professionals (and future professionals) by sharing information about;

  1. Promotion and Prevention - examine and review effectiveness
  2. Early Intervention - strategies and treatments
  3. Innovative Programs  - designed to assist frontline workers and carers
  4. Implementing Government Policy - what changes can we expect
  5. Recovery - current practice innovations
  6. Treatment and Medication Interventions - what the future looks like
  7. New Technology - driver behind change
  8. Inclusive Approaches: Multicultural, Indigenous, men, youth and older people


  • Prof David Ames, Executive Director, National Ageing Research Institute
  • Professor Amanda Baker, Research Academic, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
  • Ms Susan Beaton, Suicide Prevention Consultant
  • Associate Professor Andrew Chanen, Deputy Research Director at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre & Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
  • Commissioner John Feneley, Mental Health Commission of NSW
  • Professor Justin Kenardy, Clinical Health Psychologist and Acting Director of the Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine. Professor, Schools of Medicine and Psychology, University of Queensland
  • Associate Professor Judy Proudfoot, Head of e-Health, Black Dog Institute. Associate Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
  • Mr Sebastian Rosenberg, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Policy, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Sydney University. Associate, Menzies School of Health Policy
  • Mr Keir Wells, Lived experience from a proud Manic-Depressive

Read More to find out more about the Keynote presenters

Registrations are now open - discounts for earlybird registration apply until July 14th, 2014.  Register now for your opportunity to be part of this great conference.

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