A message from the CEO regarding the 2020 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference

Earlier this week we made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference. In the interest of public safety and the enforced restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we felt this the only responsible course of action.

Our team have been working around the clock to ensure a smooth transition to a rescheduled date. I am pleased to announce that the 2020 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference will now take place from Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 November at Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise.

With the continued support of keynote speakers, concurrent presenters and our valued sponsors and exhibitors, I am confident that this event will provide valuable insight and practical tools for you to continue your work in child and adolescent wellbeing.

On behalf of the Association, I would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all health professionals, leaders, workers and volunteers working tirelessly throughout this challenging time. Your work is a humbling reminder of the importance of continued advancement, education and awareness for our mental health industry.

I look forward to meeting you in November and again extend my thanks to you for your patience and understanding.

Kind regards,
Sam Stewart
CEO, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association

GAIN THE TOOLS TO BETTER SUPPORT THE MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.

The 2020 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference is a forum for professionals to connect, gain insight from industry experts and develop a greater understanding of mental health in children and adolescents from 3-19 years of age.

Find out more about assessing, treating and providing ongoing mental health evaluations for children, young people and their families.

Hear insight from industry experts who will discuss the latest research and developments, increase your network of fellow professionals and unite to improve mental health practices with children and adolescents.

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS

Confirmed

Ms Jocelyn Brewer, Psychologist Digital Nutrition and University of Sydney

Dr Justin Coulson, Founder, Happy Families

Mr Samuel Hockey, Youth Mental Health Ambassador, National Mental Health Commission

Prof Christel Middledorp, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CYMHS Queensland Health

A/Prof Maree Toombs, Director of Indigenous Health, Rural Clinical School University of Queensland

Prof John Toumbourou, Chair In Health Psychology, Deakin University

Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler,  Senior Research Fellow & Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute

 

Invited

Ms Christine Morgan, CEO National Mental Health Commission

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Dr Lyn O’Grady, Community Psychologist (Committee Chair)
Dr Josephine Anderson, Conjoint A/Professor, Black Dog Institute
Mr Troy Barath, Principal, Department Education & Training Queensland
Dr Samantha Batchelor, Senior Researcher, yourtown
Ms Debbie Childs, CEO, HelpingMinds
Ms Kathy Eadie, State-wide Senior Service Evaluation and Research Coordinator, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, (CYMHS)
Ms Jacinta Heath, Senior Project Officer Suicide Prevention, Everymind
Dr Liza Hopkins, Research Officer, headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program
Ms Nicola Palfrey, Director – Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Grief & Loss Network, Emerging Minds National Workforce Project

PROGRAM FEATURES

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Clinicians
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists & Psychiatrists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Allied Health Professionals

OUR CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE COMMITMENT

We are committed to helping you improve mental health care for future generations.

This is why we’ve sourced some of the most influential leaders to discuss and explore the latest ideas, concepts and developments in child and adolescent mental health. This is a platform for you to explore new ideas, connect with fellow experts and learn the latest industry developments.

To further our commitment, we will provide you with access to all of the conference resources, research papers, presentations and highly valuable audio recordings, enabling you to continue growing your knowledge long after you leave the conference.

REGISTRATIONS From

$950.00

E-REGISTRATION From

$220.00

30 Day Access