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18th - 20th March, 2024 Gold Coast – Qld

Together We Stand

Creating advanced mental health outcomes for all children & adolescents.

Presenter applications are now open. Apply before October 13th.

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Lets work together to change these worrying statistics.


28.8% of young people indicated high psychological distress and 23.5% felt lonely all or most of the time.


Almost 1 in 7 (14%) children and adolescents aged 4–17 years are estimated to have experienced a mental illness in the previous 12 months.


From 2015 to 2019, one third (32.4 per cent) of all First Nations Peoples child deaths occurred due to suicide.


The annual prevalence of mental ill health in 16 to 24-year-olds had surged from 26 per cent in 2007 to 39 per cent in 2020-21 — an unprecedented increase of 50 per cent in 15 years.



Be part of the CAMH24 mission. Together we will:

  • Address key mental and emotional health challenges facing children and adolescents now and plan for a brighter future.
  • Support mental health professionals and emerging workers in the field by providing access to networking opportunities and a high level of professional development.
  • Provide a platform for government policy and initiatives to update, inform and seek feedback from the people who are delivering the services in the community.
  • Encourage multi-sectoral collaboration and create an engaging space for knowledge sharing, and learning opportunities.

Who attends CAMH?

Here's a snapshot of delegates who typically attend CAMH

CAMH brings together mental health professionals, government, peer workers and people with lived experience to progress mental health and wellbeing for children and adolescents. Delegates include:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Program Managers
  • Directors
  • CEO's
  • Researchers/Academics
  • Counsellors/Consultants
  • Education professionals

If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place.

Is CAMH for me?

Yes! The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference is for you if you’re looking for…

  • Open and connected conversations around the mental health of all children and adolescents.  
  • Thoughtful sessions from sector thought-leaders.  
  • A platform to ask the big questions and address the pressing issues within the sector.  
  • A plan for how we pave a path for a safer future for all children and adolescents. 
  • Information on new initiatives and research within the sector. 
  • A break from your every-day to focus on the bigger picture. 

What you’ll gain from attending

Collaboration, New Ideas, Connection, Support

Connect with your team, peers and community.

Be inspired by new initiatives and ideas from across the sector.

Get excited about the changing landscape of the sector’s future, and your role within it.

  • Access to all recorded keynote presentations (30 days)
  • All recorded concurrent presentations (30 days)
  • Access to symposium app
  • Printed symposium materials
  • Over 10 hours towards CPD points
  • Your personalised certificate of attendance

The fun stuff

Be treated to a break away from your inbox + some fun

Get ready to enjoy:

  • An exclusive welcome networking function with drinks, canapes and entertainment 
  • A 5-star catering package for the entire conference with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea  
  • The chance to win awesome prizes 
  • Chillout mindfulness zones 
  • Fun learning space 

Walk away from the conference with a breath of fresh enthusiasm, new connections and the information you need to succeed in your role.

The CAMH24 Program

What we will cover at CAMH24

With the full program to be announced in the coming months, take a look at the main topics and subtopics which will form the program.

CAMH24 Topics

  1. Amplifying Voices: Empowering Young People’s Meaningful Participation in Decision-Making and Advocacy

    • Reframing Perception: Young people’s right for authentic visibility, mental health perspectives and peer support
    • Youth Lived Experience in Mental Health - Valuing Perspectives and Creating Career Pathways
    • Revolutionising Support Systems: Innovative Approaches for Empowering Young People
  2. Digital Duality: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges for Today's Youth

    • Embracing the Digital Age: How it’s Changing the Conversation and how to Leverage the Power of Digital Platforms
    • Growing Up Online: Navigating the Complexities of Digital Life
    • Safeguarding the digital generation: Utilising through cybersecurity education and awareness
    • The Digital Frontier: Exploring the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  3. Student mental health - building multidisciplinary team approaches with schools and families

    • Nurturing Minds: Understanding and addressing mental health disorders in young people
    • Navigating the Depths: Shedding light on eating disorders among young people
    • Hearing the distress: Understanding and Preventing Youth Suicide
    • The Crucial Connection: Examining the impact of family issues on young people’s mental health
    • Fostering Mental Well-Being: Exploring the role of schools
    • Building inclusion education opportunities to foster engagement and met students where they’re at
  4. Emerging issues – and how to respond collaboratively and swiftly across the sector

    • The COVID aftermath: Examining the lingering impacts on mental health from pandemic restrictions
    • Navigating Climate Disasters, Anxiety and Rising Costs of Living: Collaborative and Swift Sector-wide Responses to Emerging Challenges
    • Unmasking the Shadows: Exploring bullying and it’s devastating impacts
    • Sexual Extortion and targeting by criminal syndicates
    • Promoting Mental Health, Empowerment and Inclusion for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth
    • Early Foundations: Promoting Mental Health in Infants and Children Under 8 Years
  5. Supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of First Nations, Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pasifika families and communities

    • The interplay of indigenous language, community and culture in youth mental health
    • Self-determination, community-based approaches and access to mental health services for indigenous young people
    • Cultivation Indigenous Leadership: Empowering Indigenous youth through mentorship and guidance
    • Promoting Equity and Inclusion: Addressing Anti-Racism and Discrimination
    • Intergenerational trauma and trauma-informed care for indigenous young people
  6. Celebrating Differences: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion among Young People

    • Safe Havens: Fostering Equity, Inclusion, Security, and Belonging for LGBTQIA+ Communities
    • Journey to Resilience: Mental Health of Refugee, Migrant, and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Communities
    • Embracing Diversity: Affirmative Action and Positive Inclusion for a Diverse Society
    • Exploring Lived-experience of marginalised and vulnerable groups for inclusive support and empowerment
    • Breaking Barriers: Promoting mental health and well-being of young people with disabilities

The CAMH Committee

The sector leaders who are behind the 2024 CAMH conference

Lyn O'Grady
Lyn O'Grady

Community Psychologist

Katherine Ellis
Katherine Ellis

CEO, Youth Affairs Council Victoria

Nicola Palfrey
Nicola Palfrey

National Clinical Manager, Headspace Schools

Michelle Kehoe
Dr Michelle Kehoe

Research and Evaluation Officer, Alfred Health

Michelle Tye
Michelle Tye

Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute

Judy Kynaston
Judy Kynaston

Judy Kynaston, General Manager Be You - Early Childhood Australia

Ian James
Ian James

Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, SA Health, Principle Aboriginal Mental Health Advisor

Brian Moore
Brian Moore

PhD Lecturer, Educational Psychology, UNESCO ICM Special Advisory Group.  Charles Sturt University

Louise Grant
Louise Grant

Youth Inclusion and Empowerment Specialist

Alex Dalton
Alex Dalton

Mental Health Advocate & LGBTQ+ Rights Activist | Youth Peer & Lived Experience Worker

Jack Smith
Jack Smith

Lived experience advocate

Abi Cooper
Abi Cooper

Youth Activist.  Advocate for Mental Health

Alex Dalton
Alex Dalton

Mental Health Advocate & LGBTQ+ Rights Activist | Youth Peer & Lived Experience Worker

Michael Crist
Michael Crist

Clinical Manger OTFC Group

Emma Harrison

Emma Harrison

Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN)

Registrations will open Thursday 30 November 2023.

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What People Are Saying


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Just do it! It was great to get away from the daily work and have some thinking and networking time to replenish.

Each presentation was informative. The keynote speakers were able to stimulate a thorough discussion about crucial topics in the area.

Definitely attend, you will learn and leave enriched with knowledge and empowered on how to tackle mental health in children and young people.

This is such a hopeful conference, go! It will inspire you, you will meet really good hearted people and create a little bit of a better future for kids.

Absolutely do it. It is thought provoking and inspiring! Such amazing people all in one place.

Very high quality event that I would highly recommend. I'm from Canada and would consider coming back in future years.

You will learn contemporaneous approaches to mental health of children and adolescence that will improve your practice, knowledge, understanding.

Where is it all happening

Venue & Accommodation

The 2024 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference will be held at:
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, QLD.

Accommodation is optional and can be booked during registration.
Guest room - $335


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