27th TheMHS Conference (2017)

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29 Aug 2017
- 1 Sep 2017
09:00 am
488 George St, Sydney, NSW
Australia 2000
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Embracing Change
Through Innovation and Lived Experience.

The 27th TheMHS Conference in Sydney, Australia.

Dates: 29 August – 1 September, 2017.

Venue: Hilton, Sydney.
Mental Health services across Australia and New Zealand have undergone unprecedented change over the past 10 years. Over the next 10 years we anticipate even more. Adherence to the principles of recovery and recognition of lived experience as key to mental health reform are expanding the range of choices beyond traditional illness management.

New models, new funding, new providers and the voices of people with a lived experience have informed us about change, innovation and different approaches to collectively improve our systems of mental health support.

Embracing Change Through Innovation and Lived Experience is a theme that enables new directions and conversations which are based on building on the extraordinary strengths we find in individuals, families, and communities.

2017 Conference logoAbout the conference logo

“The logo for TheMHS Conference 2017 (the ‘coil’) was inspired by an artwork by Be Aadam and represents simultaneous change and embracement in a single flow and movement.  Diversity and change is represented through the use of colour.

The ‘coil’ logo symbolises the energy and flux that represents Australia.  Consumers are at the centre with mental health systems embracing consumer growth and strength.  The ‘coil’ also reflects the dynamic turmoil of our lives where, if we can find our centre – be it family, land or belief – then we will never be adrift or unanchored.”