TheMHS Conference – Melbourne 2021 begins with the virtual Pre-Conference Community Lived Experience Forums on 12 October. For more information, please visit TheMHS Melbourne Pre-Conference Forums.

The main Conference will be streamed virtually from Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 October 2021.

Highlights of the conference include:

Rich, Diverse Topics

Seven concurrent sessions which reflect the diversity of the mental health sector, including the topics of:

  • Recovery
  • Workforce
  • Clinical & Community
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Service Systems
  • Wellbeing
  • COVID-19 & Mental Health
  • Social Justice
  • Homelessness
  • Youth & Ageing
  • First Nations People’s

Thought-provoking Featured Symposia

First Nations Peoples’: Stories of Hope and Healing

Mental Health Reform: How do we make it work this time?

Peer Workforce Leadership: Forging hopeful and transformative service and system practices

Mental Health Commissions from Australia and New Zealand: Pandemic, people and the mental health of the population

Ageing and Mental Health

The Challenge of Implementing Wellness: A New Zealand perspective

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Jacqueline Sin, Professor of Mental Health Nursing at City University of London, UK in conjunction with Elen Williams, General Practitioner & Family Carer (Lived Experience), NHS, United Kingdom

Helen Milroy, Professor Psychiatry, University of Western Australia and 2021 WA Australian of the Year, 2021

John Brogden AM, Chair, Lifeline Australia

See more about these captivating keynotes here: TheMHS Keynotes

The Mental Health Service Awards Ceremony

We will be celebrating our 2021 Award Winners at the Mental Health Service Awards Ceremony with Awards Ambassador Prof. Fiona Stanley AC.

*Program may be subject to change.

Over 150 engaging presentations over 3 days, curated into an accessible program of lead papers, panel papers, workshops and symposia.