A Pathway to Wellness:
Being the Front Line of Community Mental Health


Registration opens on
Thursday 10 January 2019.
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Abstract submission

Call for abstracts will be opening soon on Wednesday 7 November. 
For more information on submission key dates, themes, guidelines and requirements, click on button below.

Destination Cairns

Cairns is a city renowned for it tropical climate and laid back ambiance. Feast on tropical fruits, fresh seafood and explore this gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

A Welcome Message from CEO, Kris Trott

Calling all advocates and change makers, you are invited to the 2019 Mental Health in the Community State Conference

The community mental health sector in Queensland has seen significant reforms and changes in legislation, as well as the delivery of new national mental health plan, a state-wide transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and more.

The rapid pace of change presents us with opportunities – whether for collaboration and partnerships, disruption and innovation; the moment exists for us to come together now.

It is vital for our sector to acknowledge where we have come from, how far we have come, our resilience, and leverage on those strengths to hold a comprehensive and collaborative discussion about what our shared future looks like.

That is why I am delighted to invite you to attend the Mental Health in the Community State Conference.

Themed “A Pathway to Wellness: Being the Front Line of Community Mental Health”, this conference shines the spotlight on our backyard. We will focus on key reforms and bring together the sector’s brightest minds to discuss best-practice service delivery.

The community mental health sector is at the frontline of delivering mental health services, and this conference will support professionals to develop further skills and knowledge to respond to work challenges, informed by the latest information and research.

QAMH is proud to lead this important discussion, and I look forward to seeing you in beautiful Cairns for this important forum.

Kris Trott
CEO, Queensland Alliance for Mental Health

Conference sub-themes

Collaboration and partnerships

How collaboration and partnerships, across organisations and agencies, is being achieved and how it can be improved and strengthened – what is working and what isn’t? 

Clinical and workforce

How we can deliver clinical services on the ground, while supporting our workforce and ensuring that access is equitable – providing services when and where they are needed.

Disruption and innovation

Explore programs, services and projects across Queensland and Australia that are leading the way in mental health service provision.