TheMHS Summer Forum

Community Mental Health Systems: Human Rights and Services.

28 February – 1 March 2019 | Swissôtel, Sydney Australia
A very different Summer Forum in 2019. Don’t miss out

20 expert speakers, several special rapporteurs and an excellent facilitator

Community Mental Health Systems: Human Rights and Services. 

The format for the next Summer Forum will entail short presentations by mental health experts.  Professor Peter Hawkins who is a leading UK author, consultant and researcher in Leadership, Strategy, Culture Change and Organisational Learning will lead, guide and facilitate discussion.

Who should attend?

Everyone interested in improving mental health systems, in particular senior managers and team leaders will find that the presentations will illuminate the major issues faced by people working within the community mental health system.

By the end of the 2 day program you will have learned about some of the key issues that will assist us all to drive positive change towards humane, person-centred community mental health systems. We will work towards developing a “common-ground” statement by the end of this forum.

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Experts from Australia and New Zealand will present mental health research, policy and programs so that we can answer these questions.

• How can mental health services better engage with people in the community?

• What role is there for consumer run services and peer support?

• How can evidence and research inform implementation and practice?

• What is the emerging evidence and growing points in the community mental health system?

• How do clinical services, support and mental health promotion fit together to provide “no gap” services?

• What are the most effective ways to gain support for a more community oriented service system?

Key Dates

November 2018
Online Registration Opens
20 December 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes
28 February - 1 March 2019
TheMHS Summer Forum
About the Summer Forum

Join us Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March 2019 at the Swissôtel, Sydney Australia for the 21st annual TheMHS Summer Forum.

TheMHS Summer Forum is an annual two-day educational program that highlights a contemporary topic in mental health. It will guide, challenge and inspire delegates. Audience discussion and participation are encouraged.

We believe in promoting positive attitudes about mental health and mental illness.

Our forums foster the exchange of ideas, focus discussion on workforce development, and are a great place for networking and debate for professionals, consumers, families and carers, managers, researchers and policy-makers.