Main Conference Theme

A 21st Century Approach to Mental Health can only be achieved if we cultivate partnerships incorporating science, policy and programmes along a long term trajectory of developing, evaluating, improving, disseminating and implementing programmes and generating the required advocacy, scientific knowledge, organisational structures and financial and manpower resources. To do this the Conference organisers welcome stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines including:

  • policy makers and policy administrators in local/national government;
  • professionals and clinicians in health and social care;
  • service users;
  • researchers and scientists;
  • representatives of institutional settings, e.g. education, legal and judicial and labour.

Strategies and Topic Areas

The conference schedule is organized across two principal dimensions: strategies and topic areas, as shown in the matrix below. There are five sets of symposia across the three days of the Conference, based on the five strategic areas. Each set of symposia is directed at the different steps required to develop effective mental health and wellbeing. This approach produces the following matrix of conference sessions:

STRATEGIES
(1 to 5)
TOPIC AREAS (A to H)

A.
Population based
interventions

B.
Mental health and wellbeing of children
(0-12 yrs)

C.
Mental health and wellbeing of young people
(13-25 yrs)

D.
Mental health and wellbeing of adults and older adults

E.
Prevention of anxiety and depression throughout the lifespan

F
Suicide prevention

G.
Mental health and wellbeing in primary care

H.
Mental health and
wellbeing and chronic physical illness

1.
Research and evaluation

Session
1A
Session
1B
Session
1C
Session
1D
Session
1E
Session
1F
Session
1G
Session
1H

2.
Advocacy and policy making

Session
2A
Session
2B
Session
2C
Session
2D
Session
2E
Session
2F
Session
2G
Session
2H

3.
Program implementation and dissemination

Session
3A
Session
3B
Session
3C
Session
3D
Session
3E
Session
3F
Session
3G
Session
3H

4.
Developing partnerships

Session
4A
Session
4B
Session
4C
Session
4D
Session
4E
Session
4F
Session
4G
Session
4H

5.
Capacity building

Session
5A
Session
5B
Session
5C
Session
5D
Session
5E
Session
5F
Session
5G
Session
5H

To help guide those who are submitting a paper to the conference there are several questions to consider for each of the Strategies listed above. The questions, accessed by clicking the links below, may be amended, edited, and reworded as needed.

research and evaluation ¦ advocacy and policy making ¦ program implementation and dissemination
developing partnerships ¦ capacity building