15th International Mental Health Conference
Mental Health: Innovation | Integration | Early Intervention
The 15th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise from Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th August 2014. Optional workshops will held on Wednesday the 27th of August.
The conference theme “Mental Health: Innovation | Integration | Early Intervention”, will focus on Suicide, Dementia, Depression, Personality Disorders and Trauma.
Featuring Australia and New Zealand's leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the conference will motivate and inspire professionals (and future professionals) by sharing information about;
- Promotion and Prevention - examine and review effectiveness
- Early Intervention - strategies and treatments
- Innovative Programs - designed to assist frontline workers and carers
- Implementing Government Policy - what changes can we expect
- Recovery - current practice innovations
- Treatment and Medication Interventions - what the future looks like
- New Technology - driver behind change
Keynote addresses, submitted papers, workshops and case studies will examine how approaches and techniques can be incorporated into daily practise.
An Invitation to Attend
I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend and participate in the 15th International Mental Health Conference on the Gold Coast from the 25th - 27th August 2014. This year the conference theme is 'Mental Health: Innovation I Integration I Early Intervention'.
The importance of mental health for individuals, communities and nations has never been more appreciated as we all are challenged to be at our most effective in a fast-paced and stressful world. While much has been achieved in public education and de-stigmatization in mental health, our field cannot afford to stand still. The theme of the conference focuses 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.
This year the meeting venue is at the fabulous QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise. We have an excellent faculty of keynote, symposium and workshop speakers ready to inform you. This is the "must not miss" mental health meeting in 2014. I look forward to seeing you there.
Prof Philip Morris
President, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
The program is intended to provide all participants with an opportunity to contribute and learn. The program willinclude:
- Keynote presentations by renowned speakers
- Concurrent sessions, workshops and panel sessions
- Networking Function
- Trade Exhibition of the leading industry professionals
- Poster Presentations
- Access to presenter podcasts and book of proceedings following the conference
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
Why You Should Attend
- Be exposed to new and innovating ideas and ways of thinking
- Network with your peers and leaders in their fields
- Be inspired
- by an optimistic, action orientated group of people
- by profound and positive speakers
- Learn key skills needed for ensuring the future
- Learn how to make a positive difference
Peer Review Panel
School of Psychology, The University of Queensland
- Chair: Dr Pieter Rossouw, Program Director, Master of Counselling Program
- Dr Bernadette Watson, Program Director, Master of Applied Psychology Program
- Dr Brian Rogers, Lecturer, Master of Counselling Program
The Conference welcomes media at the Conference. Click here to find out more
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
"I enjoyed every moment and came away from the conference re-energised, and with a lot more knowledge."
L. L. - Manning Mental Health Inpatient Unit
"My eighth time at this conference, I think it continues to be one of the best Mental Health events in the country, in terms of program quality and value."
J.W. - University of NSW
Speaker Podcasts* and Proceedings from the 2013 Conference now available
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