Balancing the System

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

25 – 28 August 2020

Join us in Perth for the 30th TheMHS Conference on 25-28 August 2020.

The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference is Australasia’s leading and most diverse mental health conference – and we will be holding our annual conference in Perth in August 2020.

The theme for the 2020 Conference is ‘Balancing the System’.

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Across Australia, our 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 is also a huge challenge in terms of sustainability.

There is widespread acknowledgement that in order to address these pressures and 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.

This conference will explore how we can make this a reality.

Together, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, East Metropolitan Health Service and WA Country Health Service are proud to be co-hosting TheMHS Conference 2020 in Perth.

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.