A LEARNING NETWORK FOR IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

The Mental Health Services Conference

SUMMER FORUM

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We hope that you, your family, friends and colleagues are keeping safe and well in these extraordinary times. In the thirty years of TheMHS mental health events, we have never had to cancel a conference or symposium. With these unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that this year’s annual TheMHS Conference will continue but it has been postponed. The new conference dates are 9 – 12 February, 2021.

We thank those of you who have submitted abstracts for the 2020 conference. There has been a keen interest in the Perth TheMHS Conference with over 300 abstracts received by the deadline. The review of abstracts is proceeding, however, there will be a short delay which means that we will notify you of acceptance by mid-May 2020.

For those interested in submitting an application for a TheMHS Award, the deadlines for submissions have been extended. The new dates are:

Service and Program, Research, and Exceptional Contribution Awards: Wednesday August 5th, 2020
Media Awards: Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

TheMHS continues to monitor government advice, and considering the current ban on indoor public gatherings, the shut-down of non-essential services, and ban on non-essential travel, we have opted to temporarily halt registrations for the annual conference. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable event, so will keep you appraised of any changes with the conference via email and our website.

We thank everyone, from sponsors and organising committees to delegates, for your ongoing support, and we sincerely hope that you will join us in Perth next February.

For enquiries, please contact us at info@themhs.org

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Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for more information about the virus and to access relevant resources.

Resources include useful links to both Australian and New Zealand government webpages with the latest information, as well as links to the appropriate webpage for each state and territory.

TheMHS Awards of Australia and New Zealand

Award Submissions are now open!

Submissions are open for the Service and Program Awards, the Tom Trauer Award, the Early Career Research Award, Media Awards, and the Exceptional Contribution Award.

Please note that closing dates have been amended to reflect the postponement of TheMHS Conference 2020.

Welcoming

Professor Fiona Stanley AC

The Mental Health Service (TheMHS) Awards Ambassador for 2020

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE – PERTH, FEBRUARY 2021
CO-HOST ORGANISATIONS

We thank the following co-host organisations:

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SPONSORS

We thank the following sponsor organisations:

Platinum

For 60 years, Ruah Community Services has been a practical, values-driven advocate for social justice in the WA community; leading innovation, advocacy and holistic psychosocial support across the areas of family and domestic violence, mental health and wellness and housing and homelessness.

Gold

Flourish Australia is the mental health charity for people with lived experience, provided by people who have been there. For over 60 years, Flourish Australia have worked in local communities to support people on their mental health recovery journey.

Destination Sponsor