CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Forum 2019 ‘Journeys in Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing’


NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Forum 2019
 ‘Journeys in Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing

Sydney International Convention Centre Darling Harbour
27 and 28 November 2019

Abstract submissions will close Thursday 26 September 2019.

The NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Forum is an annual two-day event that brings together Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing workers from public, Aboriginal community-controlled health services and community-managed mental health sectors to network, build knowledge and partnerships between sectors; in order to improve service delivery to Aboriginal people accessing mental health and wellbeing services. 

The Forum is open to Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people whose work significantly involves Aboriginal consumers, or who work in other roles significantly contributing to Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing; such as in management, research or policy-related field.

They are now welcoming submissions for abstracts relevant to the forum and themes:

Journeys in Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing:

  • Pathways: Creating a sustainable future for Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing workforce
  • Aboriginal Healing: Incorporating concepts of culture, healing, and trauma-informed care to support Aboriginal communities
  • Leading better care: Utilising evidence-based practice, innovation and translational research in Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing.

Abstracts will be in the format of a 15 minute oral presentation (with five minutes of questions and answers) with a maximum of 10 accompanying presentation slides.

All submissions must contain the following information:

  • Title
  • Author/s
  • Issue to be discussed
  • Background to the issue
  • Implications/outcomes about what you have done and why it is important
  • How does the submission links to the theme/s
  • Key message for delegates in the room.

Submission format:

  • Emailed to
  • With email subject: 2019 Forum Abstract Submission
  • Maximum 500 words
  • Format – Microsoft Word document
  • Use Arial 11 point type only
  • Use single line spacing only
  • Leave one line between paragraphs
  • Specify any abbreviations used at the first mention
  • Do not include references.

Submissions will close at 5pm on Thursday 26 September 2019 and will be reviewed by the Forum Organising Committee. Successful abstracts will be announced by Thursday 10 October. If your abstract is successful you will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation arrangements.

For enquiries about abstract submissions or the forum, please contact:
Conference Organisers (Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network) 

Conference Registrations will open shortly. 

August 28, 2019


Posted by: Renae Kilmister