Abstract Submissions

Share your experience and your work with a presentation at TheMHS Conference 2019.

Anyone involved in, or interested in mental health services is invited to submit an abstract for consideration for the 2019 program. All abstracts will be reviewed and assessed according to the Guidelines for the Submission of Abstracts to TheMHS Conference.

We welcome your suggestions and proposals for innovative presentations. This can be in terms of a new type of format of the presentation or new twists and ideas regarding the content. Please submit your abstract online.  You can also email us to discuss your ideas for innovative presentations.

It is essential that you read the Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts.

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your abstract please email info@themhs.org or call +61 02 9810 8700.

You will be advised about the status of your abstract in May 2019.

Abstract Submissions have now CLOSED. If you wish to submit a late abstract, please email info@themhs.org for more information.

What will you present in Brisbane?

TheMHS Conference is multidisciplinary and so we are pleased to welcome abstracts from across all areas of the mental health sector – clinicians, managers, consumers, carers, researchers, academics, policy makers and more. First time presenters are strongly encouraged.

Consider these questions when preparing your short abstract:

  1. What do healthy communities look like in 2019, and how can we build them?
  2. What is the role of health professionals and mental health organisations in developing healthy and resilient people and communities?
  3. What is the right mix of support and treatment to assist people on their recovery
    journey and to build healthy communities?
  4. How can NGOs, public and private mental health services, and general practitioners
    provide a matrix of services to support and enable recovery and resilience in their local communities?
  5. How do personal stories of hope and resilience from consumers and carers help
    create healthy communities?


Abstract Submissions have now CLOSED. If you wish to submit a late abstract, please email info@themhs.org for more information.

Submit for any of the following presentation types:

  • 20 minute paper
  • 10 minute snapshot paper
  • Workshop of 1-1.5 hours
  • Symposium of 1-1.5 hours
  • Roundtable discussion
  • ePoster

Is your presentation format not mentioned above?

We welcome your suggestions and proposals for innovative and creative presentation formats, or new ideas regarding content. Please submit your abstract online, or email us to discuss.

Presenter Tips

Want to submit an abstract but unsure of where to start? Check out the links below for some useful tips designed to improve your writing. There are also tips for how to improve your presentations and posters, and how to run a workshop.

With thanks to our friends at PHCRIS for the resources

Abstract Writing & Language

How to Write Great Abstracts
Writing great abstracts will help the reader decide whether to read your work or attend your presentation. It is thus worth the effort to do this well. We provide tips to assist you with this exercise.

Introduction to Plain Language
Plain language improves communication by using clear terms that are easily understood. This guide provides you with tips on using plain language to reach your audience.

Oral Presentations

How to Design a Great Multimedia Conference Presentation
Providing you with guidelines to assist you with designing a great multimedia presentation

How to Oral Presentations: Preparation and Delivery
Prepared to assist you with the planning and delivery of your next paper presentation


How to Conduct Effective Skill-Building Workshops
Learn how to conduct workshops. Covering planning, during and after the workshop.

Poster Presentations

How to Design Posters for Maximum Impact
Providing you with tips on how to maximise the impact of your poster presentation

Sponsorship & Exhibition