Bursary Applications will open in May 2019 (pending funding confirmation)
We will advise via Broadcast Email when the bursary application process is open.
The purpose of TheMHS Bursaries is to enable mental health consumers to attend the annual conference.
The 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.
The importance of meaningful input, both the whisper and the roar from people with a lived experience offers a unique opportunity to “reform, reflect and review” mental health at all levels. Change occurs at such a fast pace – research, innovation, globalisation, connectivity through the web, changes in evidence based practice, and impact of stressors experienced by different groups in different places. Australia and New Zealand need to adapt to these ongoing changes and be flexible in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our community. There is a need to reform the supports and services provided and the way these are delivered, and then to reflect on the effectiveness of these reforms. We need to give ourselves permission to review the work we undertake as we try to meet the ever-changing mental health needs of our community.