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IAYMH 2019 | United for Global Change

We are very pleased to announce that the 5th International Conference on Youth Mental Health; United for Global Change will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 26–28 October 2019.

Building on the inspiring Dublin conference held in 2017, IAYMH2019 will bring people from across the globe who are passionate about working together to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of all young people. The conference will connect young people, their families, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and many more who are passionate about driving a unified effort to create global and lasting change across the youth mental health sector.

We are thrilled that IAYMH2019 will be held in Australia – so much has changed in youth mental health globally since the first IAYMH Conference, which was held in Melbourne in 2010.  There has been incredible momentum and progress during the past 10 years, but so much more to be done. Too many young people don’t get what they need, when they need, to live the lives they want.

IAYMH2019 will focus on strengthening international connections to make positive and real change for all young people around the world.

As with all IAYMH conferences, young people will play a core role in sharing their skills, voices and experiences in the conference,  and will be involved in all aspects of planning and decision making.  The call for submissions for the youth co-conveners will be made shortly.  Make sure you keep an eye out for this call and please share among your networks.

Please place these dates in your diaries and we look forward to welcoming you to Australia for another unique and inspiring event in October 2019.

Brisbane Delegate Experience

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Click here to view a gallery of images from our 2017 Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

2017 Plenary Video Selection

FAYE JOHNSTONE

Including all Voices – Stepping up on Queer and Trans youth mental health – Fae Johnstone

LISA BUTTERLY

Lived experience does not an expert or advocate make: the role of advocacy in future proofing youth mental health – Lisa Butterly

NATASHA DEVON

Not “everyone was pleased” reflections on advocating for for children and young people’s mental health in education policy and practice – Natasha Devon

Hosted by the IAYMH in partnership with our co-hosts Orygen, The National Centre
of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and
headspace

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