A practical guide to achieve seamless care
Conference Date
18th & 19th April 2018
Novotel Sydney Central
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Bridging the gaps
Australia’s mental health system is fragmented with far too many people falling through the cracks. The government - through 2015’s mental health reforms and the recent 5th Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan - have made tackling this a top priority. The focus is on achieving an integrated system, with a seamless transfer of care, but it isn’t easy. The Moving Towards Integrated Mental Health Services conference will provide you with a practical guide to making this a reality. This conference will cover:
  • Smoothing the transition from primary to secondary to tertiary care
  • Treating both psychosocial and physical aspects of mental health
  • Achieving greater integration in rural and regional areas
  • Using digital tools to better facilitate integration
Who will attend? Community Mental Health Services / NGOs
  • CEOs
  • Directors / Managers
  • Mental Health
Hospitals / Area Health Networks / Local Health Districts
  • Emergency
  • Mental Health
Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
  • CEOs
  • Mental Health
  • Commissioning / Service Design
Government Departments / Agencies
  • Mental Health
  • Integrated Mental Health
Attending this conference earns 14 ACMHN continuing professional education (CPE) points

Attend to learn:

  • Achieve a smooth transfer of care
  • Respond to the psychosocial & physical dimensions of mental health
  • Use data to facilitate integration
  • Increase integration in regional areas
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Key Speakers

The Hon Greg Hunt
Minister for Mental Health
Australian Government
Professor Allan Fels
Former Chair
National Mental Health Commission
Dr Sebastian Rosenberg
Senior Lecturer
Brain & Mind Centre University of Technology
Sue Murray
Suicide Prevention Australia


What People Are Saying

  • “Looking ahead I see two giant challenges: the first is making mental illness a higher priority for the community and the second is greatly improving the way the present system operates.”

    Professor Allan Fels AO
    Chair, National Mental Health Commission, 2017


  • Date: 29 Nov 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    Emergency Services personnel are always at the forefront when it comes to helping distressed citizens. They do an exceptional job in alleviating stress in emergency situations. The nature of emergency service work routinely exposes workers to trauma. However, a culture of stigma continues to prevent those who need help from seeking it. Because of this, …

  • Date: 31 Oct 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    In 2014-2015, NSW Police and Ambulance transported 60% of mental health consumers who called Triple Zero in HNELHD. Of the ones who were transported, 46% of the patients were not admitted to the Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre or Emergency Department at Calvary Mater Newcastle hospital. People who are not admitted appropriately are often left to …

  • Date: 20 Jun 2018  By: Sasha Eden

    Research has clearly shown that happier staff are more productive. When we are interested and challenged by our work, believe in the vision of the organisation, and are empowered by our leaders, we put more energy into bringing that vision to life. We personally invest in the team’s collective success and own the challenges along …

  • Date: 5 Feb 2018  By: Lindsey Eifler

    In 2015 the Government announced the biggest reforms to the mental health sector in decades.  The aim?  To create an integrated mental health system that would deliver better outcomes for people living with mental illness. Three years on, while reform set the wheels in motion, we’re yet to see significant change.   So how do we …

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