PROGRAM DIVERSITY KEY TO CONFERENCE SUCCESS

Sarah FergusonThe release of the 12th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health Conference program has attracted significant interest from a range of sectors and people with lived experience and their families.

Program highlights include international keynote speakers Dr Daniel Fisher and Dr Manaan Kar Ray, who will open the conference proceedings with two compelling presentations that address the conference theme and two innovative approaches to Recovery.

On day two, Australian keynote speakers, Professor John Mendoza and Dr Laura Hayes, introduce a local perspective aimed at challenging the way we think of and address mental health in a relevant and evidence-based context.

Concurrent sessions over the two days include:

Tuesday 25 October Wednesday 26 October
  • Cross-cultural learnings
  • Addiction and mental health
  • Supporting recovery
  • Service integration
  • Service development
  • Narratives of lived experience
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learnings
  • Mental health and the criminal justice system
  • Mental health and youth
  • Cross-cultural learnings
  • Peer workforce
  • Innovative programs
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Narratives of lived experience
  • Cross-cultural learnings
  • Narratives of family experience
  • Narratives of lived experience
  • Focussing on outcomes
  • Perinatal and infant mental health
  • Service integration
  • Advocating mental health reform
  • Mental health and suicide
  • Innovative programs
  • Service partnerships
  • Mental health and creative practices
  • Cross-cultural learnings
  • Mental health and youth
  • Narratives of lived experience
  • Innovative ehealth

The AsPac Conference will culminate with a contemporary and through-provoking Q&A Panel, Thinking about the future today, facilitated by Sarah Ferguson from the ABC.

To find out more about the AsPac Conference program visit HERE!