ADVANCING & ADVOCATING FOR NEW ZEALAND MENTAL HEALTH

The 2020 New Zealand Mental Health Conference took place from 16-17 March, uniting a range of professionals working in New Zealand’s mental health sector.

Christchurch was selected as the host city for the inaugural conference, to best represent the country’s community spirit, unity, strength and resilience in times of trauma and recovery.

Over two days, a selection of influential professionals shared case studies, insights, experiences, challenges and developments in the continued progression and advancement of New Zealand’s mental health sector.

IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING: TRANSFORM YOUR WORK

WHAKAPIKINGIA TŌ MĀRAMATANGA: HURIHIA Ō MAHI

A platform to become part of a like-minded community, dedicated to advancing the country’s mental health industry.

Alongside a range of networking opportunities, hands-on learning and activities designed to improve mental wellbeing, attendees left equipped with the tools and knowledge to continue making a difference to the lives of thousands of New Zealanders.

Gain the tools and techniques to harness your own mental health. Network with fellow mental health workers and unite with a community passionate about helping others.

2020 THEME: TRAUMA AND RECOVERY

In showcasing acknowledgement and respect for everybody impacted by the traumatic events taken place in Christchurch throughout 2010, 2011 and 2019, the 2020 program was designed to highlight the overarching theme of ‘Trauma and Recovery’.

LEARN [ako]

6 keynote speakers and 50+ presenters

CONNECT [tūhono]

Networking amongst fellow mental health professionals and exhibitors

DELIVER [whakarato]

Leaving equipped and supported to improve New Zealand mental health

Keynote Speakers

Dame Dr Sue Bagshaw, Director, Collaborative for Research and Training in Youth Health and Development Trust
Ms Kiri Hannifin, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Quality, Safety and Sustainability, Countdown Supermarkets
Dr Hana O’Regan, General Manager of Oranga / Wellbeing , Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Mr Anil Thapliyal, CEO, Healthtrx
Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, Co-Head of School, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, University of Auckland

Program Committee

Ms Barbara Kuriger, MP for Taranaki-King Country and Chief National Party Whip
Ms Sharon Leadbetter, Workplace Health Lead, Wayahead-Mental Health Association
Ms Rachel Moon, Senior Manager Strategic Wellbeing | Airline Ops and People Safety, Air NZ
Ms Bridgitte Thornley, National Director, PGF Group
Ms Jude Gain, Business Development Manager, Mental Health Education & Resource Centre (MHERC)
Ms Julie Sparks, General Manager, Step Ahead
Dr Mark Wallace-Bell, Lecturer in Health Sciences, University of Canterbury New Zealand
Ms Amber Clarke, Kaiārahi Hauora, Tokona te Hau-Ora, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

2 DAY REGISTRATION NEW ZEALAND From

NZ $1,199

2 DAY REGISTRATION AUSTRALIA From

AUD $1,155

NGO REGISTRATION AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND From

$700

  • $700 AUD or $750 NZD. Each applicant is required to provide evidence of their organisational position and/or status.

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