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1–2 July 2017, Perth

Aboriginal Health Conference

Western Australia’s leading Aboriginal health conference, brings together health professionals, educators, researchers and Indigenous leaders from across the country who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians.

Saroo Brierley’s incredible search for his birth family in India using Google Maps received worldwide attention in 2012 when he returned to the place of his birth to meet his mother and siblings. His story became a best-selling book and was made into an Oscar-nominated movie ‘Lion’ in 2016. Saroo is one of five keynote speakers at the Rural Health West Aboriginal Health Conference, and will talk about his journey, the importance of cultural connection, and how his story has shaped his self-identity. Early bird registrations closing soon. More

21–23 August, Gold Coast, Queensland

18th International Mental Health Conference 2017

This year’s conference will examine a range of issues from the perspective of Primary Interventions, Promoting Recovery, Preventing Relapse and the latest Policy Initiatives.

Mental health awareness and well-being strategies remain urgent public concerns. The Conference will focus on the range of complex mental issues affecting the elderly including depression, dementia, delirium, paranoid disorders and anxiety. It will also explore the mental health issues of young Australians (aged 18–24 years) struggling with schizophrenia, depression, suicidal thoughts, bipolar, anxiety disorders and drug use and drug induced psychosis. More

29 August – 1 September, Sydney

TheMHS Conference 2017: Embracing Change through Innovation and Lived Experience

Mental health services across Australia and New Zealand have undergone unprecedented change over the past 10 years. Adherence to the principles of recovery and recognition of lived experience as key to mental health reform are expanding the range of choices beyond traditional illness management.This conference will explore new directions and conversations that are based on building on the extraordinary strengths found in individuals, families, and communities. More

12 September, Melbourne

Tandem Conference 2017: Supporting Relationships

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15 September, Melbourne

Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference

This conference is hosted by Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) and is the flagship event for the disability advocacy sector in Victoria. This year's conference theme will be Getting into Gear for the NDIS Journey. More

4–6 October 2017, Adelaide

7th International Carers Conference

UPDATE. Carers Australia is pleased to announce confirmation of keynote speakers, Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski. Vickie and Al have been engaged as activists, teachers, innovators, entrepreneurs and writers in the world of caregiving and disability for more than three decades. More

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

UPDATE. Carers Australia is pleased to announce confirmation of keynote speakers, Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski. Vickie and Al have been engaged as activists, teachers, innovators, entrepreneurs and writers in the world of caregiving and disability for more than three decades. More

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, 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. Calls for abstracts now open. 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

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.