The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference is designed for all professionals looking to increase their knowledge, discover more about industry practice and increase their knowledge of new and emerging mental health technologies.

As a premiere event, 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.

Conference Dates

25-27 November 2020


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, Director, Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Grief & Loss Network, Emerging Minds National Workforce Project