Upcoming Mental Health Conferences
Updated August 4, 2005

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August 30 –  September 2

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

The Mental Health Services Conference (The MHS) 15th annual conference

Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drum – Mental Health, Social Inclusion, Citizenship

August 31- September 2 King’s College London, UK International Mental Health Second Annual Conference,

Mental Health and the Millennium Development Goals’

Sept 4-8, 2005

Cairo, Egypt

28th Biennial Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health

Equity and Mental Health

September 13 – 16

Durban, South Africa

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)


Scaling the Summit: Suicidal Behaviour in Diverse Cultures

September 20- 25

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Canadian Mental Health Association

Making Mental Health Matter

September 20-24

Seville, Spain 1st Congress of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR)

Acting in Changing Worlds: Learning, Communication, and Minds in Intercultural Activities

September 20 – 24

Stockholm, Sweden International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

International Psychogeriatric Association 12th Congress

“Aging with Dignity. new challenges, new possibilities, new solutions”

Sept. 22-23

Paris, France

European Conference on Child and Adolescents Mental Health in Educational Settings

September 23-25

Athens, Greece

European Congress

From Parents to Children: The impact mental illness on their children

September 24-28

Dublin, Ireland

The European Brain and Behaviour Society Meeting

September 28-  October 2 Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne, Australia Australian Psychological Society (APS)

40th Annual Australian Psychological Society (APS) Conference

October 8 – 11

Washington, DC, USA American Academy of Pediatrics

National Conference and Exhibition

October 18 – 23

Toronto, Canada American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and Council of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP)

October 20-23 Woodland Hills, California, USA Association of Educational Therapists 27th Annual National Conference Educational Therapy: Empowering Individuals with Learning Challenges

October 27-29

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

10th Annual Conference on Advancing School-Based Mental Health

Effective School Mental Health Practice: Building a Shared Agenda with Schools, Communities and Families

November 2-3 Fresno, CA., USA Cultural Competence & Mental Health Summit XIII

November 6 – 8

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Safe Communities Foundation

Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

November 7-10

Las Vegas, NV

18th Annual

U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress

November 10-13

Manly NSW, Australia

17th Annual Conference. Australia & NewZealand Association of Psychotherapy

The Unconscious Now: Self, Relatedness and Consciousness

November 17 – 20

Washington, DC, USA

39th Annual Conference, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT)

November 18 – 20

Washington, D.C., USA

17th Annual Conference Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health


March 1-4 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA LDA 43rd Annual International Conference

March 2 – 5

St. Petersburg, FL, USA

American Psychology-Law Society

APLS 2006 Annual Conference

May 14-16

University Park, PA, USA

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and The Penn State Women’s Studies Program Beijing Ten Years Later
July 3 – 6

Melbourne, Australia

International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development

July 8-11

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 15th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies
July (TBD)

Athens,  Greece

26th International Congress of Applied Psychology


August 10 – 13

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

114th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA)

October 11- 13

Oslo, Norway

The Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders (GCAPP) Fourth World Conference: Developing Resilience and Strength Across the Lifespan

February 14-17

Pittsburgh, PA

LDA 44th Annual International Conference
March 29 – April 1

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development

August 16 – 19 San Francisco, California USA 112th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Feb. 27- March 1

Chicago, IL LDA 45th Annual International Conference

July 20 – 25

Berlin, Germany XXIX International Congress of Psychology


About Intercamhs

What is it?

Intercamhs is an international network of agencies and individuals who believe that addressing mental health issues in schools is vitally important to the wellbeing of school community members.

What is its Vision?

Intercamhs’ vision is that mental health will be addressed through collaborative interdisciplinary whole school approaches for all school community members across nations.

What does it do?

Intercamhs brings together experience and expertise from all over the world with the aim of enhancing the wellbeing of children and young people.

It promotes the international exchange of ideas and experience and acts as a meeting place for a wide range of educationalists, mental health experts and other professionals interested in mental health.

Intercamhs aims to raise awareness of the mental health needs of children and young people and the ways in which service providers can meet their needs. It also aims to support parents and teachers in their actions to strengthen the health and well being of those in their care.

Does it focus on a particular aspect of mental health?

No. Intercamhs believes that mental health promotion, early intervention and treatment are all important. It works to strengthen these activities for all children of school age.