The Mental Health Connect 2020 Online Expo is a virtual space for you to discover the latest innovations, providers, and services in mental health.
Expand your connections and engage with key stakeholders committed to improving mental health and wellbeing in an interactive digital exhibition hall.
Drop by different virtual stand displays and choose to chat online one on one with the exhibitors that most interest you.
With a fully interactive networking experience, you can search for other attendees, exchange contact details, or engage in virtual conversations on the spot.
Complemented with a day full of presentations delivered by professionals from around the country, you will leave with the knowledge and connections to continue advancing mental health practices for your clients and yourself.
Independent, not-for-profit research organisation
ACER is one of the world’s leading educational research centres with the goal improve learning outcomes throughout the lifespan. ACER provides assessments, resources, professional learning and consultancy services to support the requirements of practitioners in the fields of clinical, organisational, educational and positive psychology.
Mental Health Service
Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible. Black Dog Institute provides evidence-based education and training for health professionals, workplaces and communities.
Career Counselling & Development Services
At the Career Development Centre we offer a full range of Career Counselling services, Career Development Courses & Mental Health Training & EAP Programs.
Phone: +61 7 3355 6688
Nutritious Food Company
Delicious Nutritious Food Company produce 100% natural green and gold kiwifruit based drinks that help New Zealanders support their health and wellbeing. Delicious Nutritious Food Company delivers these natural, New Zealand made, and kiwifruit based products to both the retail and health food sectors. Try our delicious range of Kiwi Crush drinks and Kiwi Crushies ice blocks today.
Phone +64 2 7536 0503
Australian Telehealth Software Solution
Coviu is an Australian telehealth software solution that spun out of the CSIRO in 2018. Built to mimic brick and mortar clinics, Coviu is equipped with a range of clinical tools and features that empower clinicians. We use end-to-end encryption to ensure sensitive patient data is kept safe and we have a world class support team, ready to help you whenever you need it. We have solutions for businesses of all sizes, so just let us know what you need.
Charity dedicated to fighting Australia's biggest killer, heart disease.
Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest free walking program. Since 1995 Heart Foundation Walking has engaged over 100,000 Australians to start and stay walking, with close to 1,300 walking groups nationwide. Heart Foundation Walking supports individuals to improve their physical and mental health, enhancing their overall quality of life.
Mental Health Service
The InnoWell Platform is a clinical tool that coordinates better access and quality care. With over 10 years in the making, the Platform empowers individuals to design, monitor and measure their own mental health plan with the support of their health professionals.
Financial Counselling Service
Care Inc has been operating in Canberra since 1983. We provide financial counselling as well as host the Consumer Law Centre and provide a microfinance program and a community education program which delivers financial and consumer literacy to targeted groups throughout Canberra.
Australian Indigenous Research
Corporate bio: For over 22 years, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (a free web resource) has been helping to close the gap in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders other Australians by making the evidence base freely accessible. It provides the vast knowledge, resources and information needed for health practitioners and policy-makers to make informed decisions and support their work.
Mental Health Clinic
Owned and operated by the third largest private hospital operator in Australia, both Belmont Private Hospital and Currumbin Clinic specialise in providing high quality mental health care with positive patient outcomes. Our experienced multidisciplinary teams of Psychiatrists, Medical, Nursing and Allied Health professionals provide expert care to manage and treat a wide range of mental health disorders in a safe, supportive environment.
Family Law Services
KHQ Lawyers provides timely and cost-effective resolution of family law matters. Our services include separation & divorce, property settlement, financial agreements, family dispute resolution, mediation, family violence and intervention orders, and more. Visit our website for more details or call (03) 9663 9877 to speak to our specialist team.
Mental Health Resources
e-Mental Health in Practice (eMHPrac) is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and provides free support and training to health practitioners about evidence-based digital mental health resources. eMHPrac is led by Queensland University of Technology in partnership with Black Dog Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, and UCRH (USyd).
Family Support Services
Corporate Bio: Marymead works with children, young people (aged 25 years or less) and their families, to address the complex issues that surround them and affect their lives. Marymead’s array of programs and services include child and family counselling, early intervention programs, Permanency Program (out of home care), post separation support, the Autism Centre, parent education groups, family and mental health support programs and contact and changeover services for separated parents in significant conflict. Marymead is located in both the ACT and NSW, operating since 1967.
Mental Health Services
The Mater Young Adult Health Centre recently introduced a private mental health service called the Emotional Health Unit. The Emotional Health Unit incorporates the Amanda Flynn Clinic (inpatient ward), the Recovery College day program and Consulting Suites and is available for young adults aged 16 – 25 years seeking treatment for issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other mental health concerns.
Mental Health Services
Whilst well known for emergency retrieval and General Practice, RFDS also offer a comprehensive range of Mental Health Services. With a diverse range of high quality teams and programs across the state, the RFDS are now established as the premier not for profit provider of mild to moderate stepped care services to rural and remote Queensland.
Mental Health Services
Stride is a mental health specialist organisation with more than 110 years of experience. Stride is leading the sector in early intervention, supporting young children and their families as well as young people and adults at risk of developing mental health conditions. Last year we helped over 17,000 people access the support they needed for their mental wellbeing.
Mr Alan Woodward
Participants in this session should gain:
Dr Karen Williams
Many people associate family violence as a private issue that impacts a small proportion of people in Australian society. This presentation will demonstrate the true scope of family violence in Australia. It will describe how a number of our societal ‘systems’ perpetuate family violence and ultimately retraumatize the victim-survivors. I will highlight how the impact of family violence extends far beyond physical injury and causes profound psychological trauma that can affect individuals for decades after the relationship has ended.
Ms Helen Gray
Seemingly overnight I had gone from a Social Work Manager to a client in a Psychiatrist's office... Mental Health is not just the profession you work in, it is at the core of all our wellbeing. Maintaining positive mental health enables us to do the work we love, I learned the hard way that if you don't look after yourself, you end up not being able to support others. Positioning Self-Care as a professional practice tool and empowering practitioners to rethink their internal narrative about the essential nature of self-care is critical, as is integrating simple practices into our working day. Maintaining client confidentiality isn't something you'll get round to when you have done the 'real' work, it is a core professional responsibility. So is Self-Care. Without it you cannot sustain high quality service delivery for the long term. Your commitment to your work necessitates a commitment to your own health and wellbeing first.
Dr Ruth Vine
The Coronavirus pandemic has had, and will continue to have, significant impacts on Australians.
Many people are already experiencing loneliness, stress, anxiety and concern.
Dr Ruth Vine will examine the government’s COVID-19 mental health response, and share insights in planning for the post COVID-19 era.
Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission
CEO, Australasian Institute of Digital Health
Director, National Ageing Research Institute Ltd
Psychiatrist, South Coast Private Hospital & Illawarra Women's Health Centre
Former Social Worker
Helen Gray is an experienced Social Worker who has experienced the impact of Burnout firsthand. Committed to empowering other Social Workers to be able to support their wellbeing and professional future Helen is leading the way with specialised Social Worker self care training in Moral Distress, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout prevention.
Director, Department of Psychology
MindSpot, MQ Health, Macquarie University
Professor Nick Titov is committed to developing and delivering high quality psychological treatments. Nick is Co-Director of the eCentreClinic, a research unit that develops and evaluates digital mental health services. Nick has co-developed more than 15 online psychological interventions. These have been evaluated in more than 80 clinical trials of internet-delivered treatments involving more than 9,000 people across four countries. He has published more than 175 peer reviewed articles and has received more than $65M in project and research funding.
Nick is also Executive Director of MindSpot, at MQ Health, Macquarie University. MindSpot operates two digital mental health clinics, the MindSpot Clinic and PORTS which serve 25,000 Australians per year. Nick also provides advice and support for organisations developing and delivering digital mental health services in Australia as well as in other countries.
Mental Health Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
Online access to 6 x 30-minute keynote webinar presentations
5-hour access to online exhibition hall
Access to expo app
Your own meeting diary
30-day access to webinar recording
Certificate of attendance
Hours towards CPD points
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