THEMHS Conference Sydney 2022

Navigating Complexity

Embedding Integration that makes a difference

11-14 October  |  Wesley Conference Centre


TheMHS Conference – Sydney 2022 begins with the Pre-Conference Community Lived Experience Forums on 11 October. For more information, please visit TheMHS Sydney Pre-Conference Forums.

The main Conference will be from Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 October 2022.

Highlights of the conference include:

Rich, Diverse Topics

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

  • Navigating National Disasters and COVID
  • Mental Health Reform
  • Suicide Prevention
  • First Nations People’s
  • Youth & Ageing
  • Social Justice
  • Peer Workforce / Peer Worker Leadership / Peer Led Recovery
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Addiction
  • Organisational Development and Reform
  • Inclusion and Integration
  • Clinical & Community
  • Leadership and Systems Change
  • Service Systems / Service Design / Service Delivery
  • Translation and Engagement
  • Recovery
  • Lived Experience
  • Forensic
  • Digital
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • Psychosis

Thought-provoking Featured Symposia

Aotearoa New Zealand 

Person Centred in an Intersectional World

Human Rights, Social Justice and Mental Health

Indigenous Australia 

Mental Health Commissions

Recognising and Responding Effectively To Social Determinants of Mental III Health

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Dr. Adalberto de Paula Barreto, PhD. in Psychiatry by Universidad René Descartes-París / France, and PhD. in Anthropology by Universidad de Lyon / France; Licensed in Theology by Universidad de Roma; Family Therapist; Professor and postgraduate of Social Medicine at the Department of Community Health of the University of Medicine, of the Federal University of Ceará (UFC); Invited teacher of the HEP and Invited teacher of the HETS. Creator teacher of the ICT (Integrative Community Therapy) Methodology, Coordinador of MISMEC-CE and Honorary President of ABRATECOM – Brazilian Association of Integrative Community Therapy; President of Brazilian Association of Social Psychiatry – APSBRA.

Dr Eleanor Longden, Psychosis Research Unit, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Honorary Research Fellow, Division of Psychology and Mental Health. School of Health Sciences. Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester. Co-Director, Complex Trauma and Resilience Unit, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum

Simon Rosenbaum is an academic exercise physiologist and Scientia Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. His research areas are physical activity and mental illness including physical health comorbidities. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity, the President of the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and co-chair of the Olympic Refuge Foundation’s Think Tank on sport in humanitarian settings. He has consulted to the United Nations mental health response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and Maiduguri, Nigeria, and is also a consultant to the World Health Organization’s Physical Activity Unit.

The Mental Health Service Awards Ceremony

We will be celebrating our 2022 Award Winners at the Mental Health Service Awards Ceremony.

*Program may be subject to change.

Over 200 engaging presentations over 3 days, curated into an accessible program of ePosters, lead papers, panel papers, workshops and symposia.