About

The Working Better Together online conference

Building on the success of the national online professional development activities, MHPN is holding its inaugural online conference, Working Better Together from 21 May to 6 June 2019.

The conference will include a range of online, interactive professional development activities.

Register for one, two or all three of the conference content streams:

  • Mental Health and the Military Experience
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma: Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Amongst other activities, each stream will feature two live, 75 minute broadcasts where an interdisciplinary panel of clinical experts will engage in a spirited discussion focussing on a case study.

Once registered, conference delegates can log in from anywhere they have access to a high-speed internet connection to view the broadcasts (delivered via webinar), ask questions, and participate in the live chat box.

The conference program is currently in development. See the latest here.
 

Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN)

Since 2009 MHPN has supported and promoted interdisciplinary practice and collaborative care amongst mental health practitioners through its two programs: locally-based practitioner networks and a national online professional development program.

During this time:

  • hundreds of practitioners from a range of disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, general practice, social work, occupational therapy, and mental health nursing have volunteered to lead an MHPN network in their local community
  • more than 110,000 attendances have been recorded at MHPN network meetings
  • over 73,000 practitioners have attended MHPN’s online professional development program which features a live stream broadcasts of interdisciplinary panel discussions of casestudies.

Learn more about MHPN by visiting www.mhpn.org.au, find and join your local network, or visit our webinar library.

As a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, participation in MHPN’s programs is free for participants.

 

Conference supporters

All of MHPN’s activities, including the Working Better Together conference are delivered under the auspice of MHPN’s Board which comprises representatives of The Australian Psychological Society, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

MHPN is also pleased to be supported by The Australian Association of Social Workers and Occupational Therapy Australia.

The Australian Department of Health, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and our collaborating partner Emerging Minds are providing considerable support in planning and delivering the conference.

Our technology partner Redback Conferencing is also playing a pivotal role in the planning and delivery of the Working Better Together conference.