The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference is designed to provide practical, relevant information and strategies for professionals to apply directly to their work supporting the mental health of children and adolescents from 3-19 years of age.

Now in its second year, this conference aims to provide a platform to share ideas, acquire skills and develop strategies that will improve mental health access, diagnoses, care and treatment outcomes for children and adolescents.

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference is hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, a non-government, not-for-profit association dedicated to the education, advancement and advocacy of our mental health industry.

Presenter Applications Close

11 January 2021

Program Available

21 January 2021

Early Bird Pricing Ends

12 February 2021

Conference Dates

12-14 April 2021


Dr Lyn O’Grady, Manager, Strategic Projects, Australian Psychological Society (Committee Chair)
Dr Josephine Anderson, Conjoint A/Professor, Black Dog Institute
Mr Troy Barath, Principal, Department Education & Training Queensland
Dr Samantha Batchelor, Senior Researcher, yourtown
Ms Debbie Childs, CEO, HelpingMinds
Ms Kathy Eadie, State-wide Senior Service Evaluation and Research Coordinator, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, (CYMHS)
Ms Jacinta Heath, Senior Project Officer Suicide Prevention, Everymind
Dr Liza Hopkins, Research Officer, headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program
Ms Nicola Palfrey, National Clinical Manager, Headspace Schools