Advancing Mental Health Care for Rural & Remote Communities

Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 November 2022, Adelaide Oval

Striving for Equality

Unite with a community committed to advancing rural & remote mental health care.

Living and working in rural Australia can be a rich and rewarding way of life. However, factors such as geographic location, social isolation, and limited facilities can make it difficult for many to receive adequate mental health care.

When rural and remote mental health services are needed, they are often few and far between.

Gain practical solutions to improve mental health services in Australia’s rural and remote areas at the Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium.

What People Are Saying

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2021 Keynote Speakers

Dr Ruth Vine

Dr Ruth Vine

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health, Department of Health

Dr Leanne Beagley

Dr Leanne Beagley

CEO, Mental Health Australia

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Associate Professor Dr Faye McMillan AM

Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner, Department of Health

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Dr John Hurley

Professor of Mental Health, Faculty of Health, Southern Cross University, Fellow ACMHN

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Dr Fiona Martin, MP

Chair, Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (Panel)

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Ms Jo Rasmussen

Mental Health Data Analysis and Engagement Lead, Murray PHN

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Mr Mark Roddam

First Assistant Secretary, Mental Health Division, Department of Health (Panel)

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Mr Warren Davies

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Invited

Hon David Coleman MP

Hon David Coleman MP
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Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

2021 Sponsors

Mindspot

Platinum Sponsor

Livingworks Snippy

Silver Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

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Digital Sponsor

Caring for our Rural & Remote Communities

This year’s symposium theme is Weathering the Storm: Reflecting On 2020 & Planning for What’s Next.

By sharing insight from research studies, industry practice and real-life experiences, we hope to improve the way we plan for, prepare, and provide mental health treatment to Australian’s living and working in rural and remote areas.

This includes:

○ Building resilient and empowered communities
○ Meaningful consumer & carer participation
○ Delivering excellence differently
○ Integrating and coordinating care

The rate of suicide in rural and regional areas is about 40% higher than capital cities

91% of psychiatrists have their main practice in a major city

People in cities receive around 40% more mental health services than those in rural and remote areas

REGISTER

REGISTER

In less than 3 minutes you'll be closer to the knowledge you need to make an impact

ATTEND

ATTEND

Can't get to all the sessions? Relax. You'll gain access to all presentations post-event.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Gain the insight, advice and skills to advance mental health care for our rural and remote communities

2022 Registrations Available Soon

Supported By

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ACA
Industry events
Mellissa
Research Review
MindBlank
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