Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference 2020

Mental Health, Psychiatry & Psychology; Healthcare

Address: Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, 25 Laycock St, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Date: 25 to 27 Nov '20
Special Offer: Can't attend in person? E-Delegate Registration available. Special August discount!!
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The 2020 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference is a forum for professionals to connect, gain insight from industry experts and develop a greater understanding of mental health in children and adolescents from 3-19 years of age.

Find out more about assessing, treating and providing ongoing mental health evaluations for children, young people and their families.

Hear insight from industry experts who will discuss the latest research and developments, increase your network of fellow professionals and unite to improve mental health practices with children and adolescents.


  • 1 in 4 young children are at risk of series mental illness
  • 30% of children and adolescents have had two or more mental disorders in the previous 12 months
  • 1 in 3 young Australians have been reported to experience moderate to high levels of psychological distress
  • 41,000 young people aged between 12-17 have made a suicide attempt


Ms Christine Morgan, CEO National Mental Health Commission
Ms Jocelyn Brewer, Psychologist Digital Nutrition and University of Sydney
Dr Justin Coulson, Founder, Happy Families
Mr Samuel Hockey, Youth Mental Health Ambassador, National Mental Health Commission
Prof Christel Middledorp, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CYMHS Queensland Health
A/Prof Maree Toombs, Director of Indigenous Health, Rural Clinical School University of Queensland
Prof John Toumbourou, Chair In Health Psychology, Deakin University
Dr Michelle Helen Tye, Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute


AUGUST SPECIAL - VIRTUALLY ATTEND ALL SIX EVENTS hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association for just $499 +GST. That's a saving of $700!

To register for this deal head to and enter the discount code GOLDPASSAUG

Check out more details about the six conferences below.

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

Key Themes & Topics

Session 1: Creative Responses To Trauma

Session 2: Valuing Carers And Families

Session 3: Panel - Emerging Minds: Advancing a National Focus on Infant and Child Mental Health

Session 4: Emerging Trends in Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Session 5: Embracing Culture When Working With Indigenous Children And Young People

Session 6: It Takes A Community

Session 7: Acting Early

Session 8: Responding Effectively To Suicide Risk And Self Harm

Session 9: Panel - Preventing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Problems: Reaching Parents with Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions

Session 10: Table Top Presentation

Session 11: Responding Effectively To Families With Complex Needs

Session 12: Innovative Approaches In Urban and Rural Locations

Session 13: Panel - Day Program - Collaborative Responses to Complex School Refusal by Mental Health and Education Services

Session 14: Prioritising Prevention In Child And Adolescent Mental Health

Session 15: Supporting Children's Mental Health

Session 16: Open Topic

Learning Outcomes

Workshop 1: Gift of Gallang: fostering resilience through culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school children

Workshop 2: Adolescent - to - Mother Violence: Healing Through Attachment

Workshop 3: Keeping Our Kids Alive - Supporting Parents Of Suicidal Children And Teenagers

Workshop 4: Emerging Minds Community Trauma Toolkit: Resources For Clinicians And Educators Supporting Children/Families Affected By Disasters

Workshop 5: The Queer Experience

Workshop 6: The Pain of Societal Dysphoria: Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Kids

Who Should Attend

  • Clinicians
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists & Psychiatrists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Allied Health Professionals

Registration Options and Inclusions

Registrations from $950.00 Includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Workshop access
  • 2-Day Conference Program
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Concurrent Presentations
  • Conference Exhibition
  • PowerPoint Slides of Each Conference Presentation
  • Catering (Morning & afternoon tea, lunch)
  • Conference Handbook
  • Presenter Podcast of Each Conference Presentation
  • Access to the Exclusive Conference App
  • CPD Points
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Special Accommodation Rates at Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise
  • Exposure for your Company

E-Delegate Registration $220 Includes:

  • Live streaming of all keynote presenters
  • Live streaming of all plenary sessions over the two day conference period
  • Complete online access to audio and visual presentations for 30 days

Our Community Health & Safety Policy – COVID-19 Update

We are committed to delivering you a conference experience of the highest 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.



A/Prof Maree Toombs

Director of Indigenous Health

Rural Clinical School University of Queensland

Keynote Speaker

Dr Aliza Werner-Seidler

Senior Research Fellow & Clinical Psychologist

Black Dog Institute

Keynote Speaker

Dr Justin Coulson


Happy Families

Keynote Speaker

Dr Michelle Helen Tye

Senior Research Fellow,

Black Dog Institute

Keynote Speaker

Mr Samuel Hockey

Youth Mental Health Ambassador

National Mental Health Commission

Keynote Speaker

Ms Christine Morgan


National Mental Health Commission

Keynote Speaker

Ms Jocelyn Brewer


Digital Nutrition and University of Sydney

Keynote Speaker

Prof Christel Middledorp

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

CYMHS Queensland Health

Keynote Speaker

Prof John Toumbourou

Chair In Health Psychology

Deakin University

Keynote Speaker



Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise


Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise


Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

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