Upcoming Conferences & Webinars
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 8 - 10 August 2018 ID: 195
19th International National Mental Health Conference: Our Treatment. Our Environment. Our Strategies.
 Location: RACV Royal Pines Resort - Gold Coast, QLD Australia
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https://anzmh.asn.au/conference/
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Call for Abstracts and Registration now open. To submit an abstract - https://anzmh.asn.au/conference/submit-an-abstract/. The conference program will challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion. The program will explore mental health access and support, service design and specialised clinically focused programs, physical wellbeing and mental wellness, mentally healthy workplaces, disorder management, strategies and support for wellness of mental health workers, ehealth, suicide and harm prevention. The conference topics are inclusive of citizens from the diverse society we live in from the aged, child and adolescent, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous, CALD and LGBTIQ to examine solutions and share ideas in regard to mental health care.
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 15 - 17 October 2018 ID: 210
10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium 2018: Past. Present. Future. The Remote Possibilities
 Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart - Hobart, TAS Australia
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https://anzmh.asn.au/rrmh/submit-an-abstract/
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Online Abstract Submission Open Presenter Information Presenters or organisations are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words. All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Presentations will be selected that provide a program offering a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Symposium topics. Abstracts close 25 June 2018.
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 18 - 19 October 2018 ID: 209
International conference on Crisis, Coercion and Intensive Treatment in Psychiatry. Zero Strategies: From dream to reality.
 Location: Congress centre 'De Doelen' - Rotterdam, Netherlands
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https://ccitp.net
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People living with mental illness may experience crisis, and are at higher risk for committing suicide and experiencing coercive measures. Since the rates of suicides as well as coercive measures seem to be on the rise in many countries, effective preventive interventions are urgently needed. The theme of the conference is 'Zero Strategies: From Dream to Reality'. Aiming at the use of zero coercive measures and zero suicides stimulates the development and implementation of best practices. Every nation has a set of guidelines how to deal with crisis, suicide, and coercion, but there is large variation in clinical practices between countries. Some of the preventive and intervention models have been well described and researched, while others may be promising but not yet studied. In addition, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) urges us to develop new strategies to reduce coercive measures. Therefore, the International Crisis, Coercion and Intensive Treatment in Psychiatry (CCITP) Foundation has started an initiative to organize this first CCITP Conference. The aim of the CCITP Conference is to bring together clients, caregivers, professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and others), managers, policy makers and researchers to exchange knowledge and experiences about CCITP-related topics, and thereby to contribute to prevention of crisis, suicide, and coercion. We hope to welcome people from many different disciplines and countries in order to create an inspiring environment for learning from each other.
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 31 October 2018   -  1 November 2018 ID: 208
13th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health and Addiction Conference
 Location: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre - Auckland, New Zealand
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 Conference URL: For more info, click here:
www.cmnzl.co.nz/healthy-futures/welcome/
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Kia ora koutou katoa Nō mātou o Emerge Aotearoa te whiwhi, nō mātou te hōnore ki te whakatū i te Hui-a-Ao tekau mātoru (13th) o Asia Pacific Mental Health i Aotearoa a te tau 2018. Emerge Aotearoa under the auspices of the Richmond Fellowship Asia Pacific (AsPac) Forum and in partnership with key New Zealand organisations is delighted to be hosting the 13th Biennial Asia Pacific (AsPac) International Mental Health and Addiction Conference – Healthy Futures - Inspiration, Inclusion and Integration in Auckland, New Zealand on 31 October to 1 November 2018. This conference is a forum for sharing national and international models of culturally responsive services including peer services and profiling how the voices of lived experience have created new paradigms for addressing mental health and addiction challenges. It will examine zero suicide and zero coercion strategies, trauma informed responses across health and social services and showcase ways to strengthen communities including responses to promoting positive mental health and reducing homelessness across diverse cultural and global contexts. Call for Papers: The 13th Biennial Asia Pacific (AsPac) International Mental Health and Addiction Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 31 October to 1 November 2018. The theme is Healthy Futures – Inspiration, Inclusion and Integration and the conference committee is now looking for abstracts for presentations, including those that share lived experience perspectives.
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 31 October 2018   -  1 November 2018 ID: 197
Healthy Futures: Inspiration, Inclusion and Inspiration - 13th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health and Addictions Conference
 Location: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre - Auckland, New Zealand
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 Conference URL: For more info, click here:
http://www.cmnzl.co.nz/healthy-futures/welcome/
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No matou o Emerge Aotearoa te whiwhi, no matou te honore ki te whakatu i te Hui-a-Ao tekau ma toru (13th) o Asia Pacific Mental Health i Aotearoa a te tau 2018. Emerge Aotearoa in partnership with the AsPac forum and key New Zealand organisations is delighted to be hosting the 13th Biennial Asia Pacific (AsPac) International Mental Health and Addiction Conference – Healthy Futures - Inspiration, Inclusion and Integration in Auckland, New Zealand on 31 October to 1 November 2018. This conference is a forum for sharing national and international models of culturally responsive services including peer services and profiling how the voices of lived experience have created new paradigms for addressing mental health and addiction challenges. It will examine zero suicide and zero coercion strategies, trauma informed responses across health and social services and showcase ways to strengthen communities including responses to promoting positive mental health and reducing homelessness across diverse cultural and global contexts.
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 8 - 9 November 2018 ID: 211
Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health
 Location: The International Centre - Toronto, ON Canada
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http://cecmh.ca/
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Mood Disorders Society of Canada is pleased to invite your organization to participate in the 3rd annual CANADIAN EDUCATORS CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH. We are bringing together 300+ educators and school board leaders to discuss mental health issues, learn about the latest research and best practices, and distribute tools, techniques and action plans to implement in their daily work with students! We look forward to you joining us in Toronto for this leading-edge conference! The program is tailored for – Teachers, Support Staff , Principals, Vice Principals, Administrators, Guidance Councellors, Superintendents, Directors and Trustees.
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 28 - 30 November 2018 ID: 207
International Trauma Summit - World Federation for Mental Health
 Location: JW Marriott - Houston, TX United States
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TraumaSummit.org
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“… all are affected by the trauma whether they are harmed directly by it or come from the outside to help. There are no medications or safety precautions that can protect the doctor and the patient from the overwhelming emotional distress of human tragedy on a large scale. General awareness of the powerful forces operating in this new historical environment is limited and often non­existent among policy planners, humanitarian aid workers, and the survivors themselves. This has led to the lack of a coherent humanistic and scientific plan of action.” – Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR Natural disasters and violence facing the world today are occurring at a pace which far surpasses the resources and people mobilized to deal with the health and mental health effects of the trauma. It is time that there be a global conversation to develop policies and best practices for governments and Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) to minimize the cost in health and productivity. There is a direct impact from the prevalence of trauma seen in all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. All 17 areas are negatively affected by a population that has to deal with ongoing stress reactions and uncertainty. Governments who ignore that impact do so to the detriment of their ability to thrive. We will start the conversation and come up with a Call to Action to begin the process of healing for our world. As global citizens, we will unite to begin developing guidelines and build awareness of the cost we are all paying by ignoring the role governments and other global entities can play in minimizing trauma and its effects. The Summit will utilize Open Space Technology (OST). This format allows for complex and conflicted issues to be dealt with productively in an environment of respect, hope, trust and even a degree of intimacy. There are no Key Speakers, no agenda except to develop a Call to Action for all governments and non-governmental agencies (NGOs). We will take these three days to fuel hearts, minds and souls for the important work and opportunities that await us all. Come join us for the First International Trauma Summit hosted by the World Federation for Mental Health. We will raise awareness, develop a Call to Action and begin the conversation of change for our world!