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13/03/2012 - Submitted by: Lassander Maarit

The 7th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, will take place in Perth Oct 17.-19., 2012 : Call for Papers is Due 31st March.

The conference aims to cultivate partnerships incorporating science, policy and programmes. It offers an opportunity to convene policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and those living with a mental illness and their families to share and learn about effective policies and strategies for promotion and prevention.

The conference aims to cultivate partnerships incorporating science, policy and programmes. It offers an opportunity to convene policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and those living with a mental illness and their families to share and learn about effective policies and strategies for promotion and prevention.

There are five sets of symposia across the three days of the Conference, based on the five strategic areas. Each set of symposia is directed at the different steps required to develop effective mental health and wellbeing. The strategic areas are: research and evaluation; advocacy and policy making; program implementation and dissemination; developing partnerships and capacity building.
Topic areas are:

  • Population based interventions
  • Mental health and wellbeing of children (0-12 yrs)
  • Mental health and wellbeing of young people (13-25 yrs)
  • Mental health and wellbeing of adults and older adults
  • Prevention of anxiety and depression throughout the lifespan
  • Suicide prevention
  • Mental health and wellbeing in primary care
  • Mental health and wellbeing and chronic physical illness

Abstracts of papers or posters are invited by 31st March 2012, and they should address one of the Conference Strategies and relate to one of the Conference Topic Areas e.g. Developing Partnerships in Suicide Prevention.
 

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Author(s):
Maarit Lassander
Languages:
English

Reference

Source:
http://www.perth2012.org/index.html

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