WA Mental Health Conference 2019

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The WA Mental Health Conference 2019 will be hosted by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with the support of the WA Mental Health Commission.

The conference aims to develop, strengthen and support WA’s mental health sector, provide collaboration opportunities for mental health workers and people with lived experience, and share resources, perspectives and best practice, so together, we can move forward in the same direction with clear actions and solutions in mind.

The program’s four core streams sessions will explore the concept of Strengthening our community by taking a holistic look at mental health, sharing ideas, and learning from both each other and industry leaders:

  • Mental health starts where we live, learn, work, and play
    • Addressing social determinants and population-based challenges.
  • Recovery and healing
    • Specialised presentations focussed on sub-populations and their needs.
  • Balancing the mental health system and prevention
    • Focussed on keeping people well and returning to better health.
  • Service integration
    • Exploring complex sector issues and systemic responses.

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a whole of community approach to tackle mental health challenges.

Through connections and conversations at the State’s premier mental health conference, we hope to weave a path through WA’s mental health system to ensure it can offer the right support, at the right time, in the right place, to keep people well in their own local communities. #strongertogether

The conference will appeal to a diverse range of delegates including people with lived experience as a consumer, carer or family member; professionals from primary health, private sector and non-government organisation services; funding bodies; policy makers; mental health educators and advocates; and people whose work relates to mental health, human resources and/or occupational health and safety.

We expect the Conference to attract approximately 400-500 people from across Western Australia and interstate.

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Painting in the conference banner artwork is courtesy of lived experience artist Liv Robinson.