2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

Shining a light on the challenges and opportunities in Australian rural health care

Hear insights from experts who are working to improve mental health services within rural and remote areas and discover what you can do to provide and advocate for equal mental health care for all Australians at the 2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium.

Australians living and working in rural and remote areas are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of those in urban areas. This inequality poses serious risks for a large population of Australians, resulting in increased suffering of those seeking help, support and treatment for mental health issues.

Connect with professionals working to advance the services and support mental health receives in rural and remote areas, from renowned keynote speakers and industry workers through to government, academics, researchers and individual service providers.

A platform for unifying like-minded mental health professionals

Make mental health support, services and care an equal opportunity for all Australians

Keynote Speakers 2019


Dr Marshall Watson, Clinical Lead, SA Forensic CAMHS Services
Ms Rosemary Wanganeen, Founding CEO & Griefologist,Australian Institute for Loss and Grief
Mr John Brayley, Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, Office of Chief Psychiatrist
Ms Christine Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, National Mental Health Commission
Mr Chris Burns, Commissioner, SA Mental Health Commission
Dr Skye Saunders, Professor of Law, ANU
Mr Tony Vaughan, CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations
Professor Ernest Hunter, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University

What Symposium Delegates Say

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

1. Register Today

In less than 3 minutes you’ll be closer to the knowledge and insight you need.

2. Attend the Symposium

You’ll also receive all notes and audio recordings from the symposium.

3. Make a Difference

Leave feeling inspired to make mental health care a priority for all Australians.