21st International Mental Health Conference

Mental Health, Psychiatry & Psychology; Healthcare

Address: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Ross Street, Benowa QLD 4217 Australia
Date: 12 to 14 Nov '20
Special Offer: Can't attend in person? E-Delgate Registration available!
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Advancing mental heath and well-being for the benefit of all!

The 21st International Mental Health Conference will take place on 12-14 November 2020 at the Gold Coast and will facilitate the coming together of mental health professionals from around the world to advance mental health and well-being.

Our Commitment to the Mental Health Industry
We have developed a five year plan to play an active role in closing gaps in the mental health cycle. In achieving our set goals, we hope to strengthen our mental health industry, enabling mental health workers to gain greater opportunities to improve education, development and professional growth.


  • To develop and send a communique to the Minister of Health, outlining the challenges and opportunities facing our mental health industry. 


  • To provide education, learning opportunities and facilitate connections to over 2,500 delegates. 
  • To increase our social media reach to 50,000 followers. 
  • To improve access and affordability to our educational program to over 500 virtual delegates.
  • To provide 50 scholarships to eligible mental health workers so they can have equal access to attend the conference. 


  • To offer mental health delegates greater access to research papers and journal articles. 
  • To provide an opportunity for key government initiatives to be presented to our audience to keep them updated, informed and allow them to question and provide feedback accordingly.
  • To take the feedback we get from our delegates seriously and have the flexibility and willingness to listen and implement, correct or adjust as required to improve the conference experience.

2020 Keynote Speakers


Ms Susie Burke, Psychologist, Private Practice
Ms Jane Burns, Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovator, Bupa
Ms Leilani Darwin, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Dr Margaret Kay, Medical Director, QLD Doctors' Health Programme
Prof Stephen King, Productivity Commissioner, Australian Government Productivity Commission
Ms Kathy McEwan, NDIS
Professor Nick Titov, Executive Director, MindSpot, MQ Health, Macquarie University
Mr Joseph Williams, Founder, The Enemy Within
Mr Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Heathcare; Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum
Mr Josiah Tualamali'i, Founder, Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council (PYLAT)

The E-Delegate All Access Pass enables you to continue connecting, learning, and networking in all fields of mental health.
Gain digital access to ALL SIX EVENTS hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association:

1. 2020 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium (26-28 October 2020)
2. 2020 Workplace Mental Health Symposium (4-5 November 2020)
3. 21st International Mental Health Conference (12-14 November 2020)
4. Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference 2020 (25-27 November 2020)
5. STOP Domestic Violence Conference 2020 (2-4 December 2020)
6. 6th Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference (7-9 December 2020)

Key Themes & Topics

Learn best practice, grow meaningful connections and implement real solutions to mental health care. Now in its 21st year, the International Mental Health Conference is a world-class forum allowing you to collaborate with international mental health leaders and gain tools to improve care for your clients.

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Learning Outcomes

Further Your Knowledge and Make a Difference! 

  • Gain self-help tools to improve your own mental health and well-being 
  • Learn the latest practical techniques for better assisting clients. 
  • Hear from experts sharing the latest research and developments in mental health.
  • Listen to lived experience speakers sharing their personal journey of treatment and recovery. 
  • Increase your connections in relaxed, informal surrounds.
  • Join a community passionate about helping others

Who Should Attend

  • Psychiatrists 
  • Psychologists 
  • GPs 
  • Clinical Nurses 
  • Counsellors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Support Workers 
  • Academics & Researchers 
  • Speech Pathologists 
  • Peer Workers 
  • Program Managers 
  • Program Coordinators 
  • Government Workers 
  • Aged Care Providers 



  • View book of abstracts 
  • Discounted accommodation and breakfast rates at RACV Royal Pines Resort 
  • Access to conference app 


  • 9 national and international keynote presentations 
  • Over 100 engaging presentations from industry experts 
  • 5 star conference catering package (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) 
  • Access to exclusive networking functions 
  • Printed copy of conference handbook 
  • Exposure of your organisation 
  • 2021 conference deals 
  • Plus great prizes! 


Experience the 2020 International Mental Health Conference from the comfort of your home or office, with complete online access to audio and visual presentations for 30 days. E-delegate access will be made available 72 hours after the conference has taken place, and will expire 30 days after access has been granted.

Our Community Health & Safety Policy 
COVID-19 Update

We are committed to delivering you a conference experience of the best quality and hold the health & safety of all attendees in the highest regard. 

We will be strictly adhering to all measures of social distancing regulations, and health & safety precautions to create a safe environment to connect, learn and network.

In the event that Australian restrictions prevent us from delivering our conference in a traditional face to face manner, we will be progressing via our online hosting platform. 

To find out more, click here.


  • Access to online forum of presenter podcasts and PowerPoint slides for 30 days
  • Certificate of attendance 
  • Hours towards CPD points


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Dr Margaret Kay

Medical Director

QLD Doctors' Health Programme

Keynote Speaker

Jane Burns

Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovator


Keynote Speaker

Joseph Williams

Founder, The Enemy Within

Keynote Speaker

Kathy McEwan


Keynote Speaker

Peter Varnum

roject Lead, Global Health and Heathcare;

Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum

Keynote Speaker

Professor Nick Titov

Executive Director,

MindSpot, MQ Health, Macquarie University

Keynote Speaker

Prof Stephen King

Productivity Commissioner

Australian Government Productivity Commission

Keynote Speaker

Susie Burke

Psychologist, Private Practice

Keynote Speaker



RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

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RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast


Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

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