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4–6 October 2017, Adelaide

7th International Carers Conference

The conference aims to re-imagine caring into the future, providing a catalyst for innovation and collaboration; sharing improvements in the way Carers Australia support unpaid carers, care-recipients, their families, networks and communities.

The International Carers Conference theme, Caring into the Future: the new world? will focus on innovation, partnerships, future challenges and new opportunities.

A stimulating program is being developed with challenging debates, thought-provoking presentations, interactive workshops and new exhibition zones to inspire, inform and drive forward sector collaboration. More

10 October, Brunswick

The Bouverie Centre Mini Conference – Suicide care, responsibility?

This year the mini-conference will explore what happens for families when intentions of care and support are taken over by intense worries about harm and responsibility.

The conference will address questions such as:

In addition to invited speakers, the topic will be explored through the process of trialogue or three-way conversations, involving the voices and perspectives of consumers, family members and practitioners. Register

11–13 October, Albury NSW

9th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

Mental Health reform in rural Australia – Working Together, integrating care. More

18 October, Melbourne

Mental Health Tribunal Consumer & Carer Forum

The theme this year is We're listening: improving Tribunal hearing experiences for consumers, carers and their families. Tickets are limited, please RSVP by Wed 27 September. More

18 October, Perth

National Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Conference

This conference provides an opportunity for clinicians, practitioners, consumers and carers/family members from across Australia to come together to collaborate, share information and educate the wider community. More

19 October, Melbourne

National Carer Counselling Conference 2017

A conference where professional practitioners (counsellors, psychologists and social workers) from across Australia will come together to focus on the therapeutic and counselling approaches demonstrated to be effective with unpaid family and friend carers. Registrations open Monday 15 May 2017. More

1–2 November, Northcote

VMIAC Conference 2017: Our people our voice

The VMIAC Conference will give people an opportunity to yarn and forge the future. VMIAC is inviting submissions for presentations now and are hoping for a diverse and rich body of knowledge and experience to be on offer. More

3–4 November, Wollongong

11th Annual Conference on the Treatment of Personality Disorders

The theme “Understanding narcissistic personalities and other relationship complexities” provides a unique opportunity to be updated with the latest research in Australia and internationally. Experts in the field will present a variety of papers and posters covering topics including the consumer and carers perspective, research, and innovative service developments. More

16–17 November, Sydney

National NDIS Mental Health Conference

Registrations are open for the National NDIS Mental Health Conference. The conference will be held in Sydney over two days in November 2017. Dates, venue and event program to be released shortly. Register to be notified of important event updates and when tickets become available. More

Scholarship applications to attend the National NDIS Mental Health Conference are now open for people with lived experience of a mental health condition or family or carers of someone with lived experience of a mental health condition. Submissions close on 20 July 2017 and applicants will be advised of the outcome by 2 August 2017. A second round of scholarships may be offered depending on availability. More

24 November, Melbourne

Narcissism in health and pathology. The good, the bad, and the very ugly.

This conference will confront the growth of narcissism as a major issue in modern societies. A must attend for clinicians wanting to broaden their understanding of the difficulties posed and treatment approaches to narcissistic pathology. Contact Lakshmi on 8833 3050 or register here.