We are looking for the change-makers, innovators, and creative thinkers, ready to take to the stand and share their knowledge to provide greater mental health care for all young people.
In 2023, our theme Less Talk, More Action! Helping Children and Young People Navigate Identity, Connection & Diversity is all about practical, action-based methods of engaging with young people, and working together to co-design effective systems and practices within mental health care.
Become a presenter and share:
In-person & virtual presentation options available.
Every successful presenter will be offered a discounted registration rate.
|Early Intervention & Prevention||
|Voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people||The Needs of a Diverse Community.
Identity and Youth
|"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" – Benjamin Franklin||“Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves.”
– Swami Vivekananda
|"Traveler, there are no paths. Paths are made by walking" – Australian Aboriginal Proverb||"A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone." – Sundar Pichai|
Wellbeing in childhood is associated with a range of positive outcomes such as higher academic attainment, economic security and improved social relationships. It is a long-term investment for society and requires a solid foundation of strategies across perinatal influences, family and other interpersonal relationships, schools and workplaces, sports, social and cultural activities, media influences, and both government and non-government services.
Transition points are critical times of great change and can often be the trigger for mental ill-health. We are seeking robust submissions that focus on evidence-based research and/or creative initiatives that can be applied early in life and/or early in the progression of a mental health condition.
We encouraged you to consider diversity in all its forms and how preventative methods can be applied and adapted across a range of communities.
Services aim to improve mental health and wellbeing of infants, children, adolescents, parents, guardians and carers, in order to reduce the lifetime risk and burden of mental illnesses within society. To achieve this, we need to continually transform and redesign service delivery, and adapt accordingly to internal and external influences, including the voices of the young. Services must up-skill and respond appropriately to diversity.
Did you know? Half the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is aged 21 years or younger and people aged 18–24 years report higher levels of psychological distress than non-Aboriginal people the same age.
Australia has a diverse community – it is one of our greatest strengths. From LGBTIQA+ to migrants, refugees and those with disability - children and young people have the ability to make wonderful change.
Take the stage and present to the audience in a 20 minute speaking session.
Panel presentations bring together views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. Each panel session will run for 90 minutes.
Keep the attention of attendees via engaging, hands-on learning experience in a 90 minute workshop.
20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Each presenter has approx. 7 minutes to present, with 20 accompanying imagery slides that automatically progress.
Visually showcase your research or services via a printed poster, displayed in the conference exhibition area.
|Conference Date||Mon 20 – Wed 22 March 2023|
|Presentation Applications Close||Fri 7 October 2022|
|Successful Presenters Notified||Mon 31 October 2022|
|Presenter Acceptances Due||Fri 4 November 2022|
|Program Available||Tue 8 November 2022|
|Scholarship Applications Close||Fri 13 January 2023|
|Early Bird Pricing Ends||Fri 3 February 2023|