20th International Mental Health Conference

31 July – 2 August 2019 | RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland

The 2019 International Mental Health Conference will be held from Wednesday 31 July – Friday 2 August at Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast.

Featuring Australia and New Zealand’s leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the 2019 International Mental Health Conference continues in its 20th year to network, share research, projects and formulate ideas for change for those living with mental health conditions.

Enjoy a three-day program of inspiring keynote addresses, speaker presentations, workshops, poster presentations and ample networking opportunities.

Celebrating 20 Years of Mental Health Education, Awareness and Advocacy

2019 Featured Speakers


  • Ms Susan Anderson, Deputy CEO, Beyond Blue
  • Ms Lucy Brogden, Chair, National Mental Health Commission
  • Dr Barbara Disley, Chief Executive, Emerge Aotearoa
  • Dr Justin Feinstein, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director, Float Clinic and Research Center at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research
  • Mr Ivan Frkovic, Commissioner, Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • Mr Craig Hamilton, Mental Health Advocate, Broadcaster, Author, ANZMHA Ambassador
  • Commissioner Scott McDougall, Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland
  • Mr Shaun Robinson, Chief Executive, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
  • Professor Chris Stapelberg, Professor of Mental Health, Bond University and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Mr Levi-Joel Tamou, Founder, Heart Futures


ACCESS a best-in-class program in mental health delivered by experts in the field
LEARN new frameworks and skills that can be implemented in your organisation
EXPERIENCE incredible networking opportunities
ASK questions, challenge thinking
JOIN a community of change makers working to build a better world

Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort

Conference Topics

  • Mental health across a lifespan
  • Suicide and self-harm prevention
  • Exploring the stepped care approach
  • Technology
  • Clinical challenges
  • Physical wellbeing, mental wellness
  • Mentally healthy workplace

Who's attending?

Psychiatrists, Psychologists. GPs, Clinical Nurses, Counsellors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Support Workers, Professors, Lecturers, Researchers, Students, Consumers, Peer Workers, Program Managers, Program Coordinators, Local/State/Commonwealth Government, Aged Care Providers

What's included?

  • Hear keynote presentations by renowned speakers
  • Have access to over 120 concurrent presentations, workshops and poster presentations
  • Participate in the discussion with Q&A opportunities
  • Attend the conference networking function
  • Access the presenter podcasts to catch up on any sessions you may miss
  • Enjoy meals for the duration of the event including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Receive conference materials
  • Meet with exhibitors and receive industry updates
  • Receive a Certificate of Attendance to claim your PD points