Joins us for the Grampians Mental Health Conference 2017 at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre

The broad aim of the Grampians Mental Health Conference is to bring together mental health service providers and other generic organizations, primary care and general practitioners to inform, promote and educate on mental health service trends.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Louise Newman

Louise Newman is an Australian developmental psychiatrist and clinical researcher currently based at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. More info.

Andrew Fuller

Andrew Fuller is a clinical psychologist and author of books including Tricky Kids, Raising Real People and Life: A Guide. More info.

Professor Caroline Taylor

Professor S. Caroline Taylor AM is recognised as one of Australia's leading experts and consultants in the field of child and adult sexual violence and domestic violence and the criminal justice response to victim/survivors and social models of trauma and recovery. More info.

Allan Sparkes

Allan Sparkes is one of only five Australians in the past 39 years to be awarded the Cross of Valour, Australia's highest bravery decoration and in 2013, was one of only 10 Australians to be presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. More info.

Associate Professor Michael McDonough

Dr Michael McDonough has been working as a specialist in the Drug & Alcohol field for over twenty years and is currently employed as Director, Addiction Medicine & Toxicology at Western Health. More info.

Kristy Steenhuis

Kristy Steenhuis founded SOS after she lost her husband Matt to suicide in November 2005. More info.

Indigo Daya

Indigo Daya is a Melbourne-based mental health consumer leader, advocate, expert in peer work, trauma and recovery, and organisational change agent. More info.


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Who can attend?

The Grampians Mental Health Conference is open to all health professionals in the Mental Health, AOD and Welfare sectors, including:

  • Social Workers
  • Non-government organisations
  • Public health services
  • Private health services
  • Private practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • General Practitioners
  • Counsellors
  • AoD Clinicians
  • Allied Health
  • Psychiatrists
  • Educational Institutions
  • Local/State Governments
  • Commonwealth Government
  • Carer and consumer consultants
  • Patient advocate groups
  • Occupational Therapists


Full Conference (2 Days)

  • $360 $300 Early Bird
  • Conference (Both Days)
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Conference Day 1

  • $210 $180 Early Bird
  • Conference (First Day)
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Conference Day 2

  • $210 $180 Early Bird
  • Conference (Second Day)
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Conference Dinner

  • $85
  • Dinner (Must be booked separately)
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Your organisation could be part of the Grampians Biennial Mental Health Conference through one of the sponsorship packages on offer.

The Grampians Mental Health Conference targets professional delegates from across Australia. People in the field of Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Allied Health Professionals, General Practice, Education and Community Support are just some of the delegates who attend this event.


  • 6 Conference Registrations
  • 2 Satchel Inserts
  • Full Page Ad in the Program
  • Introduce a keynote session
  • Priority Logo Placement
  • And More…
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  • 4 Conference Registrations
  • 1 Satchel Insert
  • Half Page Ad in the Program
  • Display Stand
  • Free Standing Banner Placement
  • And More…
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  • 2 Conference Registrations
  • 1 Satchel Insert
  • Quarter Page Ad in the Program
  • Logo in the Conference Program
  • And More…
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We also offer Satchel Inserts and Exhibitor Display Stand packages.