Join us online for the 30th TheMHS Perth Conference on 9 – 12 February 2021.

The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference is Australasia’s leading and most diverse mental health conference – and we will be holding our annual conference online in February 2021.

The theme for the conference is ‘Balancing the System’.

Balancing the System

There is widespread acknowledgement that in order to address the increasing pressures on mental health services across Australia and New Zealand to improve quality of life, we need to balance the mental health system through investment in prevention and community support.

To achieve this, we need to bring the clinical and the community together in a more substantive and coherent way.

Public mental health systems are experiencing significant and ever-increasing demands on acute and clinical bed-based services.

This not only represents challenges to outcomes for individuals but also brings into question to sustainability of the current model.

This conference will explore how communities can come together and make a balanced system a reality.


Thank you to our co-host organisations:


We thank the following sponsor organisations:


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.


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.

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About the Conference

The annual TheMHS Conference is held in a different city around Australia and New Zealand each year and attracts approximately 1,000 delegates annually.

The Mental Health Services Conference is strongly interdisciplinary and multisectoral – making TheMHS Conference the place to be for networking in the mental health sector. Our delegates come from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds including clinicians, managers, consumers, carers, researchers, educators and policy makers.

We know that it is important to hear not just from researchers and clinicians, but also from consumers, carers and service managers. Our program reflects the diversity of the mental health sector and our keynotes are selected to bring the very best and latest insights into issues of mental health and wellbeing.