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2016 TheMHS Summer Forum: Cracks in the Ice

Cracks in the ice? Illicit drugs and the mental health impact on our communities.

If you wish to register a group please use the GROUP REGISTRATION portal.  

Register Now for TheMHS Summer Forum



  • All registration fees are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST.
  • Please be aware that registrations are quoted on a per person basis.
  • Conference fees are designed to cover all costs and to provide subsidised concessions.
  • TheMHS Learning Network is a not-for-profit organisation.
EarlyBird Fee - Thursday AND Friday (until January 16 2016) $650
Full Fee - Thursday $350
Full Fee - Friday $350
Full Fee - Thursday AND Friday $695
Concession - Thursday AND Friday $375
Concession - Thursday $215
Concession - Friday $215

 If you encounter any difficulties with the online registration system, please phone our office on +61 02 9810 8700.


Registration Information

2-Day Registration (Thursday – Friday)
2-Day Registration includes all forum sessions, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, finger food and drinks at the Thursday Reception & complimentary access to our new online Resource Library.


Day Only Registration

Day Only Registration includes all forum sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for nominated day, finger food and drinks at the Thursday Reception (Thursday delegates only) & complimentary access to our new online Resource Library.


Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration is available for 2-day Registrations received and paid before COB 16th January 2016. Registrations not paid by that date will be re-invoiced at the standard rate.


Concession Registration

Concessions are given to full time students, pension card holders, government beneficiaries and unemployed people only. Please forward evidence (e.g. photocopy of pension card or student card) of concession/beneficiary status to TheMHS by either fax or email:



Once your registration has been received, a tax invoice will be issued within 5 days. Once payment has been received, a confirmation letter will be issued. All accounts must be paid in full within 30 days from the date of invoice or COB Friday 12th February 2016, whichever comes first.

Payment for Early Bird registrations must be received by COB 16th January 2016.

If payment is not received prior to the forum, access will be granted only after full payment is made via credit card or cash onsite.


Refunds and Cancellations

At any point prior to the event you are welcome to contact us in writing to nominate a substitute delegate at no additional charge.

Delegate fees will be refunded 100% (less a $120 administration fee) only if TheMHS Learning Network is notified in writing four (4) weeks before the Summer Forum (Thursday 21 January 2016)

50% of fee (less a $120 administration fee) will be refunded if written notification is received in writing two (2) weeks before the Summer Forum (Friday 22 January - Thursday 4 February 2016)

NO REFUND will apply after these dates, except at the discretion of TheMHS Learning Network’s Management Committee.  Late applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Management Committee, with its decision being final.

All accommodation bookings will be subject to the individual hotel cancellation policy. Please contact Ozaccom for the hotel cancellation policy.



Information gathered from registration will be used to administer the forum. Your name and contact details will be used only to notify you of future mental health related events organised by TheMHS. If you do not wish to have your details used for this purpose please email


Intention to photograph and record

Attendees are advised that photographs and recordings of presentations may be taken during the meeting and reproduced for promotional purposes.



It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate medical, travel and personal insurance prior to the commencement of travel to cover any loss of fees, accommodation or airfares, should you be unable to participate in the forum for any reason.



The information given by presenters at the forum does not represent the views of TheMHS, and does not constitute therapeutic advice. We strongly advise forum presenters to take out their own professional indemnity insurance.

In the event of industrial action, force majeure or other unforeseen disruption, the forum organisers do not take responsibility for any loss of monies incurred by forum delegates. We strongly advise forum delegates to arrange their own personal insurance.

The forum will not be liable for any participant failing to take out their own insurance.

Delegates and other invitees must observe the requests and, or directions of TheMHS and, or venue staff.