QAMH Conference Important Announcement


Queensland Alliance for Mental Health would like to announce that the upcoming conference, Mental Health in the Community State Conference, will be postponed until further notice. We will provide an update once a new date has been confirmed.

With consideration of the recent events that have occurred in the regions of North Queensland, North West Queensland and the Far North Queensland, the recovery of the community takes priority. The devastating effects of the floods and the loss of livelihood is not one to be taken lightly.

As the theme of the conference (A Pathway to Wellness: Being the Front Line of Community Mental Health) so aptly explains, our members are at the frontline of community mental health. I believe that, at this point in time, they truly are. The cascading effects of the recent weather events will continue to touch the lives of those who live in those regions, and we thank our members and those who are at the forefront of it, who will continue to provide the support needed.

At QAMH, we are strong advocates for the mental health of everyone. We believe in recovery and have no doubt that Queensland will do so in due time with the right support. The community’s resilience will once again shine through.

What do to if you have purchased a ticket, or submitted an abstract?

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health is working with conference organiser, Arinex, to manage the registration and abstract submission process. We will work with you to ensure that you are provided with detailed next steps. In some cases, you will be required to contact the Delegate Services team at Arinex. Rest assured that QAMH will take you through the process.

Conference registration

  • You will receive an email from QAMH outlining your next steps.
  • If you have registered for the conference, you have the following options – to obtain a refund or carry your registration forward.

Abstract submission

  • You will receive an email from QAMH with further details on what to do if you have submitted an abstract.
  • You will be given the following options – retain your current abstract in the portal, or cancel your submission and re-submit at a later date.
  • The portal will not accept anymore abstracts until further notice.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 3252 9411 or email

 The Wattle

The golden wattle is an Australian floral emblem. Its resilience represents the spirit of the Australian people. This native flora has weathered many storms, droughts, winds and bushfires.

Here is a beautiful excerpt written about the Australian Wattle. A timely reminder of resilience.

“This plucky little yellow flower represents the greatest characteristics of both our country and its multicultural mix of peoples. Like its Indigenous people the wattle is sturdy, strong and true.

It is of the environment and nature.

It regenerates and brings forth new life.

It is reliable and, already has a place in our heart.

It is on our coat of arms and a decorative device on the awards and honours we strive to achieve.

Like all its people it endures in both sun and shade.”

Via The Culture Concept