WA Mental Health Conference 2016

29 Jan, 2016

This week Relationships Australia WA will be participating in the 2016 WA Mental Health Conference.

The theme this year is Creating Our Future and the conference will provide a forum for learning, development and networking. It will have a holistic, person-centred perspective, based on recovery principles and engaging the full spectrum of the WA mental health sector and the community.

Keynote speakers include Professor Mike Slade from the UK, Dr Sandy Steingard from the USA, WA's Minister for Mental Health, Helen Morton, and Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney.

The objectives of the conference are:
  • To develop, strengthen and support WA’s mental health sector
  • To provide development and collaboration opportunities for mental health sector workers and people with lived experience
  • To provide information, resources and opportunities to organisational and lived experience leaders, human services professionals and peer workers
  • To provide a forum for resource sharing, ideas exchange and collaboration
  • To raise the profile of mental health issues and promote positive attitudes to mental health in the wider community.

The conference will run for two days on March 10 and 11 at Fraser’s Function Centre in King's Park.

To find out more visit the WAAMH website.

The conference is organised by the West Australian Association for Mental Health with support from the Mental Health Commission.

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