The ACMHN hosts the International Mental Health Nursing Conference annually as a face-to-face event welcoming between 400 to 500 delegates over three days. The Conference is in its 47th year with a rich history of providing the stage for showcasing excellence in mental health nursing.
The Conference is an opportunity to network with national and international delegates and establish collaborative partnerships to enhance health outcomes for consumers, their family and carers, and the community more broadly.
Our aim for the International Mental Health Nursing Conference is to create an environment that is conducive to sharing knowledge, relationship building, and collaborative practice. We seek to enhance and support capacity building and strengthening of the mental health sector more broadly, and the profession of mental health nursing through providing productive partnership opportunities for stakeholders, health care agencies and educational institutions.
Our Executive Director, Pieta Shakes, will present a general overview of the literature related to the experiences of parents who receive a prenatal diagnosis, their psychosocial outcomes and the opportunities for mental health nurses to respond to the need for support pathways. This conference attracts mental health nurses, including those who specialise in perinatal, infant and child mental health and those registered with Medicare to provide non-directive pregnancy counselling.