You're Invited

WA Country Health Service invites you to join us for Western Australia's Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference 2023 at The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 31 October - 3 November 2023.

More than ever, this year's conference will celebrate what we've collectively achieved since COVID-19 forever changed how we think about and deliver healthcare, particularly mental health and drug and alcohol services. 

Embracing the theme of Looking Beyond: People, Resilience and Innovationthe conference will provide equal parts inspiration and information as we meet face to face with peers, colleagues and mental health leaders for the first time since 2019.

It's also significant because this year we're celebrating 30 years since Western Australia's very first conference dedicated to the unique issues affecting mental health service delivery in country WA.

In that time the conference has grown from small grass-roots get-together to one of the most significant events on the Australian mental health professional calendar.

WA Country Health Service is the leading provider of mental health services for regional residents across more than 2.5 million square kilometres, including more than 100 Aboriginal communities.

To achieve this, we work in partnership with Aboriginal medical services, non-government organisations, other health service providers and – most importantly – mental health consumers, carers and the community. 

On behalf of our extraordinary mental health teams across regional WA, I look forward to welcoming you to Fremantle for robust discussions across five broad streams of social and emotional wellbeing; collaborative approaches; workforce solutions; technology, research and innovation; and diversity and inclusion.

Whether you’re interested in presenting a paper, taking part in the exhibition program or joining around 300 delegates for agenda-setting keynotes, plenary sessions, professional development and networking opportunities, we can’t wait to share this landmark event with you. 

Jeff Moffet
Chief Executive
WA Country Health Service


Meet Our Keynote Speakers


"The Sign Language Lady"


The Mental Health Commission of NSW


Poche Centre for Aboriginal Health


The Enemy Within


Indigenous Psychological Services


Sober in the Country

Conference Location

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Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
46 - 54 Marine Terrace
Fremantle  WA    6160
P: (08) 9432 4000

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges