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Mental Health: Innovation | Integration | Early Intervention

15 International Mental Health ConferenceThe 15th International Mental Health Conference was held at the QT Gold Coast from the 25th - 27th August 2014.

The conference theme "Mental Health: Innovation | Integration | Early Intervention", focused on Suicide, Dementia, Depression, Personality Disorders and Trauma. The program included 10 keynote presenters, 60 session presenters, 10 optional workshops and 61 poster presentations over the three days.

The Conference Program examined the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing mental health professionals. Presentations facilitated discussion as we focused on the next steps forward in advancing knowledge, effective practice and prevention through innovation, integration and early intervention across the broad spectrum of mental disorders.

The Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association would like to thank all of those who participated in this year's conference; the speakers who provided very beneficial, powerful and thought-provoking presentations, the dedicated efforts of our sponsors and supporters, and our committee members. Without the huge efforts of those involved this event would certainly not be possible.

We look forward to your involvement and support of the 2015 Conference. The destination and date will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Program Committee would like to thank our 2014 keynote speakers:

  1. Prof David Ames, Executive Director, National Ageing Research Institute
  2. Professor Amanda Baker, Research Academic, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
  3. Susan Beaton, Suicide Prevention Consultant
  4. Associate Professor Andrew Chanen, Deputy Research Director at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre & Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
  5. Ms Paula Duncan AM, Australian Television Icon,  Ambassador, NOVA Employment
  6. Commissioner John Feneley, Mental Health Commission of NSW
  7. Professor Justin Kenardy, Clinical Health Psychologist and Acting Director of the Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine. Professor, Schools of Medicine and Psychology, University of Queensland
  8. Associate Professor Judy Proudfoot, Head of e-Health, Black Dog Institute. Associate Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
  9. Sebastian Rosenberg, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Policy, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Sydney University. Associate, Menzies School of Health Policy
  10. Mr Keir Wells, Lived experience from a proud Manic-Depressive

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Program Committee

Prof Philip Morris
President, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, QLD

Professor Vaughan Carr
Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. CEO & Scientific Director, Schizophrenia Research Institute, NSW

Professor Kuruvilla George
Director of Medical Services and Director of Aged Persons Mental Health, Peter James Centre and Wantirna Health, Eastern Health, VIC

Dr Kairi Kolves
Senior Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, QLD

Professor Cynthia Shannon Weickert
Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Schizophrenia Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, NSW

 

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This conference has been accredited with 15 core points from the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine.

 

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What delegates thought about the 2013 Conference

"Congratulations on another successful conference. This was the third time that I have presented… I remain impressed with the quality of my peer presenters and the connections I make with others from the mental health sector. The conference certainly delivers on many levels."

P. R. – University of Queensland.

"The conference was fantastic and there were a great number of presentations that were useful for our current work in Mental Health programs across the state. The workshops were excellent…  it’s always great to refresh your enthusiasm for working in this difficult arena, especially when you are surrounded by others in the field that you can learn from and take inspiration from."

J.I. - Life Without Barriers  

CONFERENCE PHOTOS 2014 - VIEW HERE

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Speaker Podcasts* and Proceedings from the 2013 Conference now available

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Participants and exhibitors at the conference will include:

list Psychologists list Commonwealth Government
list Consultant Psychiatrists list Non-Government Organisations
list Old Age Psychiatrists list Allied Health Professionals
list Neurologists list Educational Institutions
list Elderly Care Physicians list Local/State/Governments
list Geriatricians list Family Therapists
list Clinical Psychologists list Emergency Room Personnel
list Nurses list Agencies and educators from all across Australia, New Zealand and Internationally
list General Practitioners list Consumers and Carers
 
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Committee


Prof Philip Morris

President, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, QLD

Professor Vaughan Carr
Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. CEO & Scientific Director, Schizophrenia Research Institute, NSW

Professor Kuruvilla George
Director of Medical Services and Director of Aged Persons Mental Health, Peter James Centre and Wantirna Health, Eastern Health, VIC

Dr Kairi Kolves
Senior Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, QLD

Professor Cynthia Shannon Weickert
Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Schizophrenia Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, NSW


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2014 Sponsors, Exhibitors and Supporters

  RediAssist
eContent
Reed Healthcare Nova Employment GPMHSC CellCon Australian Catholic University
  Oxford University Press
Wesley Mission
Aspire Currumbin Clinic Bundall MHPN HCA
The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
Belmont Private Hospital
  Sanctuary
Alcoholics Anonymous
Hemocue Currumbin Clinic AGPR SwingShift Nurses Partners in Recovery
  Holland Thomas
School of Psychology at Bond University
Parkhouse Bell CRCC Alzheimers Australia
  emPrac UNE TAFE      

The Association would like to thank our previous years' Sponsors, Exhibitors and Supporters

sage cambridge press Department of Veterans Affairs Esri pine rivers melbourne university aged care qld
BECS Grad School Black Dog Institute currumbin clinic dept of health and ageing headspace open leaves
QNADA DBMAS GPMHSC CRCC
bond university
qada crisis support services
Qualityworks
nsw  
NEDC Medisure Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council
Australian Childhood Foundation Life without Barriers  

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Event Information

Delegates can get information on the destination, accommodation and obtaining an Australian Visa here

1. National Mental Health Reform - Ministerial Statement

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