Save the date for the landmark WA Mental Health Conference in 2024.

The State's fifth flagship mental health conference will be held on 26 - 27 November 2024 at Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The WA Mental Health Conference is organised by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with principal support from the WA Mental Health Commission.

About the conference

The conference aimed to develop, strengthen and support WA’s mental health sector and wider community, so we can work better together in the interest of the community’s mental health.

This event provided collaborative opportunities for people with lived experience, clinical staff and non-clinical mental health workers; offering the chance to share resources, perspectives and best practices.

The Conference Theme

With a new WA mental health and AOD strategy expected in 2024, the upcoming "Solutions in Motion" conference will be a catalyst for positive change.  This year’s theme will give practical expression to what we want the future mental health in WA to look like as we work towards recovery-oriented and community-focused system.  Attendees can anticipate a dynamic conference program combining topical and timely conversations, and practical streams on things like integration, capacity building, and workforce. 
"Solutions in Motion" will highlight what’s working well in our system that should be built upon as well as share new insights and ideas.  Join us in this collective effort to create lasting impact, as we work together to build a better tomorrow.

Content covered practice issues such as:

  • Addressing stigma and discrimination
  • Co-occurring issues, including alcohol/drugs, neurodevelopmental disorders and psychosocial NDIS
  • Peer workers and building the lived experience workforce of the future
  • Looking after our workforce: recruitment, retention and skills development
  • Supporting and empowering those who care for others
  • Equipping community and workplaces with mental health practice skills and strategies for all
  • Utilising technology to offer long distance and remote support.

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