Consumer Bursaries

TheMHS Bursaries are offered to Consumers who wish to attend The Mental Health Services Conference of Australia and New Zealand. A limited number of Bursaries are offered to each Australian state/territory and to New Zealand. Carers/families may also apply, but will be considered after consumers’ places are finalised.

NOTE: TheMHS Bursaries are NOT for students. There are concession registration fees for students.

Eligibility Criteria for TheMHS Bursary, in priority order. Points 1 & 2 below are essential criteria.
  1. Those who have a paper, workshop, symposium, e-poster or other presentation accepted in the conference program. 
  2. Those who, for financial reasons, would be unable to attend this year’s conference.
  3. Those who have been actively involved in consumer groups/organisations or consumer advocacy.
  4. Those who did NOT receive a TheMHS Bursary for last year’s conference.
TheMHS Bursaries DO Cover

The Bursary includes cost of:

  • Travel to and from the conference  – this includes a return airfare and taxis (if necessary) to and from the airport. NOTE: Bursary recipients are not permitted to make travel arrangement changes, which will incur extra expenses, without TheMHS office authorisation.
  • Free registration to the Consumer Forum and the 3-day conference. It does not include registration to pre or post conference workshops.
TheMHS Bursaries DO NOT Cover:

Accommodation costs. You must make your own arrangements for accommodation during the conference.
Expenses for food or any other item (lunch, morning tea & afternoon tea are supplied at the conference but you must make your own arrangements for breakfast and dinner.)

Disclaimer: Bursary allocation is subject to funding confirmation.

To be advised when the Bursary Applications process is open, please ensure you are subscribed to TheMHS email newsletters. If you are not already subscribed, please click here to do so.

We anticipate this to be around April 2020, however it is pending funding confirmation from the Commonwealth Government.

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