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2nd Annual National NDIS & Mental Health Conference

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

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South Wharf, VIC 3006


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Mental Health Victoria and Community Mental Health Australia are delighted to host the 2nd Annual National NDIS & Mental Health Conference from 31 October to 01 November 2018, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Registrations from 8:15am, Conference commences 9:00am sharp.

Our Master of Ceremonies this year will be Dr. Norman Swan, host of ABC Radio National’s Health Report.

The event will feature keynote presentations from international and Australian experts, symposiums, Q & A panels, alongside lived experience and service providers presenting on a diverse range of insightful and inspiring topics in mental health.


Confirmed Speakers:

  • The Hon. Julia Gillard AC Chair, beyondblue

  • Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Mental Health

  • Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens Spokesperson for Mental Health

  • Emma Kealy, Shadow Minister Country Health (Victoria)

  • Martin Foley MP, Minister for Mental Health (Victoria)

  • Lidia Thorpe, Victoria Greens Mental Health Spokesperson

  • Professor Diana Rose, King's College London

  • Professor Allan Fels, AO

  • Lucy Brogden, Chair National Mental Health Commission

  • Sarah Henderson MP, Assistant Minister, Social Services, Housing and Disability Services

  • Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director of Orygen / Professor of Youth Mental Health University of Melbourne

  • Scott Avery, Research & Policy Director, First Peoples Disability Network Australia

  • Dr. Tony Bartone, President, Australian Medical Association

  • Amanda Bresnan, CEO, Community Mental Health Australia

  • Frank Quinlan, CEO, Mental Health Australia

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Kim Ryan, CEO, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

  • Damian Ferrie, CEO, Star Health

  • Kerry Hawkins, President, WA Association for Mental Health / Vice-President,CMHA

  • Maureen Lewis, Deputy CEO, National Mental Health Commission

  • Dr Gerry Naughtin, Mental Health Advisor to the National Disability Insurance Agency

  • Dr. Sebastian Rosenberg, Fellow, Learning and Development Unit,Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU College of Health and Medicine

  • Dr Murray Wright, NSW Chief Psychiatrist

  • John Brogden, AM, Chairman of Lifeline Australia

  • Janet Meagher AM, Independent Advisory Council, NDIA

  • Kathy Faulkner, Manager, North Brisbane Partners in Recovery, Brisbane North PHN

  • Janne McMahon OAM, Founder and Executive Officer, Private Mental Health Consumer and Carer Network

The key focus areas for the 2018 Conference will include:

  • ​Engagement & Outreach

  • Mental Health Reform

  • Service Delivery

  • Lived Experience & Co-Design

The Conference will be extensively promoted throughout Australia to NDIS participants; carers; mental health service providers; State, Territory and Commonwealth Government Departments; primary health networks; medical professionals and psychologists; and academia.

700 delegates are expected over two days, helping you to expand your professional network and fostering collaboration within the sector.

If you are interested in finding out more about the 2nd Annual NDIS & Mental Health Conference, contact:

conference@mhvic.org.au or view the Mental Health Victoria conference website.

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