The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association hosts the New Zealand Mental Health Conference.

As a premiere event, we want to shine a light on the work being done in New Zealand’s mental health sector. This is a space to share research, projects and industry developments.

From lived experience speakers through to academics, our program is diverse and inclusive. We provide a platform for all opinions, experiences and insights to be heard.

With support from industry partners and sponsors, we can continue our mission for mental health education, advocacy and awareness.


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 Adele Wilkinson, Centre Director, 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

Presentation Submissions Close
15 November 2019

Program Available
10 December 2019

Early-Bird Closes
14th February 2020


We are committed to breaking the cycle.

We want to shine the spotlight on New Zealand mental health.

That is why we have sourced some of the most influential and dedicated professionals to share their experiences and ideas in mental health.

To further our commitment, we will provide you with access to all conference presentations, available via podcasts and slides in our resource centre. This will enable you to continue learning long after the conference has ended.

Unite with a community passionate about educating, advocating and advancing New Zealand’s mental health sector.