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The Frontline Mental Health Conference is coming up on the Gold Coast – ANZMHA

The annual Frontline Mental Health Conference, hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMHA) on the Gold Coast on March 4th & 5th will see over 250 frontline leaders, workers and mental health professionals gather to address the sector’s current challenges and opportunities.

The 2024 conference theme: The Frontline Sector, Uniting to make Mental Health and Wellbeing a Priority, reinforces the vision behind the conference: to improve the mental health outcomes of all first responders.

Tara J Lal AFSM, Conference Chair & Panel Moderator, says:

“We welcome a collaborative approach to addressing mental health and wellbeing with incredible contributions from individuals and agencies across the frontline sector, working and learning together for the benefit of our first responders and their families”.

“It is only through collaboration that we can effect seismic shifts in our approach to supporting the mental health of our frontline people and the organisations we work within. The frontline mental health conference provides a platform for first responder teams, sector practitioners, clinicians, policy makers, those with lived and living experience, researchers and frontline leaders to really address the complex challenges in the sector and create better mental health and well-being outcomes for all frontline workers.”

The topics forming this year’s dynamic program:

  • Supporting the unsung heroes
  • Exploring who helps the helper and how
  • Healthy workplaces and environments for frontline workers
  • Revolutionising frontline mental health
  • Addressing the unique challenges faced and opportunities for frontline workers

In fact, delegates will choose from over forty presentations running concurrently in three conference rooms across two days.

Keynote presenters include:

  • CAPT Malcolm Roberts, Department of Defence
  • Dr Moshe Farchi, Head of Social Work Department, Tel-Hai Academic College (Israel)
  • James Hill, Mental Health Manager, Energy Queensland
  • Derrick McManus, Speaker, Facilitator, Author
  • Chaplain Rob Sutherland, CSC, Principal Veterans’ Chaplain, Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Associate Professor Jacqueline Drew, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University
  • Scientia Professor Richard Bryant, Director, Traumatic Stress Clinic | Scientia Professor & NHMRC Leadership Fellow, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales.
  • Professor Zachary Steel, Chair of Trauma & Mental Health, UNSW & St John of God Health Care
  • Dr Nikki Jamieson, Specialist Advisor – Suicide Prevention, Department of Defence
  • Tara J Lal AFSM, Senior Firefighter and Peer Support Officer, Fire and Rescue NSW, Researcher, University of New England

The Frontline Mental Health Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, at RACV Royal Pines on Monday, 4th March and Tuesday, 5th March. To request your complimentary press pass, please send an email here with your details. mailto:fmhc@anzmh.asn.au

To view the program please visit: 2024 Frontline Mental Health Conference (anzmh.asn.au) https://anzmh.asn.au/fmhc?utm_campaign=2024%20RMHC&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=295191230&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_KnoA9lMqIt4TIXJpTDsLlmZDrZgc06OkyW_2gYISqLpUCO83izmxZRFTCQ8IJN76utaJ1njbR5TWbwM_DcJSaeCutOw&utm_content=295191230&utm_source=hs_email


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