We are busy currently reviewing the high calibre of abstract submissions we received to enhance the conference program and should have an outline of the full program ready to share with you by September.

In the interim, feel free to browse our keynote speakers here, including Jelana Dokich, Sebastian Rosenberg, Shaun Nannup, Di Wilcox, Matt Ball and Amberley Lobo.

More details to come on these other fantastic conference features:

  • First Nations Panel featuring fantastic Aboriginal keynote speakers to be announced soon!
  • Wellbeing and Chill Out Zone thanks to the support of Avivo
  • Friends in the foyer – a meeting spot for anyone wanting to connect and network at the end of day one (alcohol not supplied by the conference)
  • Young people and mental health 'free-form' workshop brought to us by Youth Affairs Council of WA
  • Media Room
  • Comedy Coping Workshops with Australian comedian Steph Tisdall
  • Conference App for your smart phone or device - stay connected, access the program anytime / anywhere and loads of other cool discussion, resources and sharing tools. Send questions to keynotes in real time!
  • Exhibition and stalls displaying contemporary mental health resources, services and information
  • Live music, painting workshops and Slam Poetry
  • Delicious buffet lunch, juice, coffee and tea all included 
  • WAAMH members-only poolside sundowner

The program will focus on four key streams to support the conference theme, Strengthening our community

  • 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.

The conference program will appeal to a diverse range of delegates including people with lived experience as a consumer, carer or family member; professionals and clinicians 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.



If you are a journalist and interested in a complimentary media pass, please contact WAAMH PR Manager Brooke Johns at [email protected]