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15th International Mental Health Conference 2014 (ANZMH 2014)

QT Gold Coast Hotel # | Gold coast, AUSTRALIA
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Title: 15th International Mental Health Conference 2014 (ANZMH 2014)
Specialty: Psychiatry
Dates: From Aug, 25, 2014 to Aug, 27, 2014
Location: Gold coast, AUSTRALIA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 475 to 975 USD
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The 15th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise from Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th August 2014.  Optional workshops will held on Wednesday the 27th of August.

The conference theme “Mental Health: Innovation | Integration | Early Intervention”, will focus on Suicide, Dementia, Depression, Personality Disorders and Trauma.

international mental health 2013Keynote addresses, submitted papers, workshops and case studies will examine how approaches and techniques can be incorporated into daily practise. Featuring Australia and New Zealand's leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the conference will motivate and inspire professionals (and future professionals) by sharing information about;

  1. Promotion and Prevention - examine and review effectiveness
  2. Early Intervention - strategies and treatments
  3. Innovative Programs  - designed to assist frontline workers and carers
  4. Implementing Government Policy - what changes can we expect
  5. Recovery - current practice innovations
  6. Treatment and Medication Interventions - what the future looks like
  7. New Technology - driver behind change 
  8. Inclusive Approaches: Multicultural, Indigenous, men, youth and older people

Around one in three Australians experience mental illness at some stage in their life. Mental illness affects people of all ages, with a significant impact on many young people. Around two million Australians with mental illness do not receive any mental health care. And it's the most vulnerable – people in rural and regional areas, Indigenous Australians, men, young people and disadvantaged groups - who are among the least likely to seek treatment. Untreated mental illness can mean reduced employment, family breakdown, homelessness and suicide. And the burden extends beyond the individual to family and friends.

Although depression is common and disabling at any age, depression is the most common mental health problem in the older population. There are several causative and contributory factors for late onset depression including physical co-morbidities, prescribed medications, grief, loneliness, financial problems, loss of independence, feeling useless to society, chronic pain and aged related brain changes.  Though common, depression is often under-diagnosed in primary care, in residential aged care facilities and even in general hospital settings. Even when diagnosed, there is a tendency for late onset depression to be under-treated. The suicide rate is high in older adults and the risk factors include male sex, widowed or single, social isolation, recent bereavement and disability.  Treatments for depression are effective but require age appropriate management strategies to achieve and maintain remission.

Multicultural mental health focuses on key issues and challenges, and ways to build inclusive approaches and strategies that respond more effectively to the mental health needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Migrants and refugees settling in a new country, such as Australia, experience unique mental health issues and have both protective and risk factors that are deeply influenced by culture, especially if they are settling into a culture that is quite different from their own. Culture influences our understanding of health and illness, modes of treatment as well as health-seeking behaviour such as attitudes to preventative and curative care, attitudes to providers as well as expectations of the healthcare system.

The challenge remains to provide the right mix and level of mental health services when people need them, and to remove the barriers and stigma that prevent people with mental illness, their carers and families from asking for help (1).

  • Prof David Ames, Executive Director, National Ageing Research Institute
  • Professor Amanda Baker, Research Academic, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
  • Susan Beaton, Suicide Prevention Consultant
  • Associate Professor Andrew Chanen, Deputy Research Director at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre & Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
  • Ms Paula Duncan AM, Australian Television Icon,  Ambassador, NOVA Employment
  • Commissioner John Feneley, Mental Health Commission of NSW
  • Professor Justin Kenardy, Clinical Health Psychologist and Acting Director of the Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine. Professor, Schools of Medicine and Psychology, University of Queensland
  • Associate Professor Judy Proudfoot, Head of e-Health, Black Dog Institute. Associate Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
  • Sebastian Rosenberg, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Policy, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Sydney University. Associate, Menzies School of Health Policy
  • Mr Keir Wells, Lived experience from a proud Manic-Depressive

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    A designer hotel, an experience in style

    7 Staghorn Avenue, 
    Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 Australia 
    Ph 61 7 5584 1200

    Located in the heart of the Gold Coast

    This city-centre hotel is located in Surfers Paradise, close to Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach.

    QT Hotel - Ocean View Room
    $190 per room, per night

    Please note additional full buffet breakfast is charged at a discounted rate of $25.00 per person per day (normally $32 per person).

    QT Gold Coast will require a pre-authorisation on check in for all individual guests, unless a company credit card has been provided for all charges prior to check in. Should a company credit card be provided, please note the card will be charged for all outstanding amounts on check out. 
    Further, all guests will be required to present photo ID on check in.

    QT Gold Coast has an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a fitness facility, and tennis courts. High-speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). Business amenities at this 4.5-star property include a business center and small meeting rooms.

    Spacious rooms with stunning views
    Our spacious Gold Coast hotel rooms are air-conditioned and feature their own private balconies so you can make the most of the fresh ocean breezes and balmy, sub-tropical warmth. And the views are breathtaking, amazing ocean, mountain and river panoramas stretch forever. At night, a stream of shimmering lights link the Coast as it gets set to party.

    If food, wine, music, design, fashion and art are your thing, QT Gold Coast is the place for you. Walk in to our Surfers Paradise accommodation and be welcomed by an inspiring open-spaced setting with beautiful artist-crafted features and bold custom lighting. Our 297 designer Gold Coast guest rooms offer splendid views of the coast’s famous scenery plus all the glamour and style you’d expect from Australia’s party playground.

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    The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association warmly invites your organisation to become a partner of the 15th International Mental Health Conference, being held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise from the 25th to 27th August 2014.

    Why should you Sponsor? 
    Conference sponsorship will provide the opportunity to network with sector professionals and raise your profile with both delegates and Association Members.  Your organisation will maintain a high profile before, during and following the event.  As an added benefit daily catering and the Cocktail Welcome Function will be served in the exhibition area, thus maximising your exposure to delegates. 

     A wide range of sponsorship/partnership opportunities are available ranging from half page advertisements right through to Conference Partner status and its associated benefits and opportunities for organisations large and small.

    Who will be attending?
    Delegates and members come from Public & Private health services,  Nurses, Psychologists, Allied Health, Psychiatrists, Educational Institutions, Local/State/Governments, Non-government organisations, Commonwealth Government, family therapists, emergency room personnel, law enforcement personnel and agencies and educators from all across Australia, New Zealand and Internationally.

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    Ph: (61 7)  5502 2068

    The Conference OfficeC/-  ANZMHA
    PO Box 29 
    Nerang,  QLD 4211

    Ph: (61 7)  5502 2068   Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298

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