The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference 2021

The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference is Australasia’s leading and most diverse mental health conference.

While the challenges of COVID-19 now preclude us from having a face-to-face event in Perth, we’ve had such a fantastic response to our Call for Abstracts that we are taking the event online.

All the things you love about TheMHS conferences will still be there – outstanding speakers, engaging content, creative sessions and yes, even networking!

We are determined to bring you the very best in a virtual conference experience and to deliver easily digestible ‘blocks’ of content. That means the conference will now be accessible to the many of you affected by travel restrictions.

We believe this is the safest, most responsible and inclusive way to bring you an inspiring TheMHS Perth Conference 2021.

The theme for the conference is ‘Balancing the System’.


There is widespread acknowledgement that in order to address the increasing pressures on mental health services across Australia and New Zealand to improve quality of life, we need to balance the mental health system through investment in prevention and community support.

To achieve this, we need to bring the clinical and the community together in a more substantive and coherent way.

Public mental health systems are experiencing significant and ever-increasing demands on acute and clinical bed-based services.

This not only represents challenges to outcomes for individuals but also brings into question to sustainability of the current model.

This conference will explore how communities can come together and make a balanced system a reality.


Tuesday, February 9 2021


Friday, February 12 2021