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Our Conference

Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service will host the 2017 Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference, which will take place at the University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus. The Welcome Reception will be held on Tuesday 24 October at 5pm and the formal program commences on Wednesday and concludes at lunchtime on Friday.

The conference program includes keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and a poster display, and will focus on the overall theme of 'We're in it Together'. This theme explores the creative ways regional workers from the mental health and alcohol and other drug sectors join with people with lived experience to develop approaches to promote health and wellbeing, and share their knowledge and expertise with communities.

The conference aims to bring together service providers, people with lived experience as consumers and carers, and interested community members.

Broome, known as the jewel of the Kimberley, is a sunny, warm and tranquil coastal town which is also a major hub to many surrounding communities and in turn provides a perfect place for us to showcase the true meaning of 'We're in it Together'.  

We will be acknowledging the Traditional Owners and showing respect to the Aboriginal peoples from the Kimberley. The town is steeped in history, with stories from the surrounding country and the pearling industry, an industry that helped put Broome on the map and produces some of the world's finest pearls. You can take part in an informative Indigenous tour, visit Gantheaume Point where you can see the dinosaur footprints, or explore some amazing gorges if you have time.

The conference will provide a wonderful chance to network with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and share innovative ideas and practices. This is an opportunity to feel inspired by exceptional professionals from your field and to share experiences and learn new ways to help bridge the gap for everyone involved in Mental Health or anyone who has been affected in some way. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are still sponsorship opportunities available for the Conference.  Details on the various options and the benefits to your organisation are listed in the prospectus.  Click on the button below to download your copy.



Notre Dame University, Broome
88 Guy St
Western Australia Australia 6725

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Peppermint Solutions Event Team
040 968 3203

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